When I went to and came back from Narita airport last week for my trip to Taipei, I passed through Nippori station, where I spotted plenty of great gaffer tape signs (the station is currently undergoing major renovations). I’m guessing it was done by Shuetsu Sato, who is famous for his previous tape signs at Shinjuku Station.
I included the new Maruni Collection by Naoto Fukasawa in my latest “On Design” column, and now I find that PingMag MAKE covers the company behind the line, Maruni Wood Industry, in their latest article.
This month’s edition of “On Design” was published this week in THE JAPAN TIMES, and covered the new Maruni Collection by Naoto Fukasawa, Yuta Watanabe‘s Peg Pencil, the Tatamet collapsible helmet, Le Bain in Nishi-Azabu, and a look at the Kokuyo Design Award 2007.
My weekly Tokyo post at MoCo Loco is up, this time covering Hideaki Tanaka’s BitWatch, the Information Ring, and news on Nosigner.
Patrick Benny thinks street artist QP has started a new series. More info and photos here.
We have some new t-shirts for sale at the Cafe Pause T Gallery, five designs from Burn Suburbia. Each design is inspired by (and created in) a particular city.
From left: Tokyo (XS and S), Toronto (S and M), London (S and M), Phoenix (S), and Brooklyn (S and M).
Unlike previous collections, you can also order these through me (by paypal, to firstname.lastname@example.org). Each design is sold at 3500 yen, plus 500 yen for shipping (anywhere). Stock is very limited, so please check with me before ordering to see if your size is still available.
The results are in, and below is the list of 8 winners for our Creative GBG contest:
- Joseph Keenan
- Julian Littler
- Paul Baron
- Ian Walker
- Patrick Benny
- Meri Joyce
- Nadia Gisler
We have 24 items to hand out. Each winner gets to choose 3 items from the list below, so please get in touch to let me know what you want as your prize. First come first serve, so if what you want is already taken, you’ll need to substitute. I will prepare gift packs at Cafe Pause with your name on it, which you can pick up anytime.
Here are the prize items:
- 1 copy of the TALENT COMMUNITY DVD (shorts by Lars Nilsson)
- 6 copies of Karl Larsson’s FORM FORCE (book design by Methams Pool — the smaller red-ish book pictured in image #3 above)
- 5 copies of OEI NONSENS (book design by Methams Pool — the large book pictured in image #3 above)
- 3 photos by Daniel Grizelj (pictured in image #4 above)
- Elvine jacket (size S)
- Elvine pants (size 31)
- Elvine t-shirt (size M)
- Elvine black jeans (size 27)
- Elvine ladies shirt (size S)
- 3 Elvine hats
- Nudie Cafe t-shirt by PMKFA
Have a look at the portfolio site of Goro Fujita for lots of very nice sci-fi inspired illustrative work. Via StartDrawing.org.
PingMag heads out to Shin-Okubo to cover The Ghetto, a former love hotel that was turned into a sort of skater cultural center and gallery space.