It’s always interesting to find out who is responsible for graphics that you’ve seen out and about, and so I liked finding out from this Canvas post that the graphic identity for Tokyo Designers Week 2012 (pictured, with more here, and that I very much remember seeing) was produced by Airside Nippon.
I still haven’t gotten around to reading it, but here’s a feature from GQ on the fashion chain United Arrows, about it’s place in Japan and what comes next. I’ve always quite liked what’s on offer there, but it tends to cost more than I’m willing to spend on fashion (I tend to be more in the Muji/Uniqlo range).
I’m not quite sure if I’d actually want to wear one, but there’s something pretty neat about these commemorative jackets produced by Cave to celebrate the 2oth anniversary of its seminal shooter, Dodonpachi.
I was relieved to see the other day that my friends Rekka and Devine (Hundred Rabbits) made it through the 28-day journey of sailing over the Pacific Ocean, from Mexico to French Polynesia — the goal is to reach Japan. Now that they’re back on land, they’ve been updating us on what they’ve been up to, and on top of the video they’re about to release to share the tale of their month-long journey, Devine has just released a new 3-track album called Superworker.
I’ve always enjoyed seeing this an action, as for me it was a sign of taking pride and care in what you’re doing, but I’m pleasantly surprised that it in fact represents more.
My buddy Ian Lynam is simply one of the smartest people I know on this planet, and when he writes something, you should pay attention. His latest zine — which you can order online from his Wordshape webstore — acts as a guide to new graphic design graduates. I also highly recommend his Start Somewhere zine, which sorta inspired me to get writing again (which led to the rebirth of this here blog).
Nem is a fantastic artist who mainly draws pixel art. She just launched a Patreon, that you can check out here. As she explains, “I have social anxiety, so it is hard for me to do work outside,” and this is a way to try and bring in some extra income.