See that beautiful bamboo board up there? It was going to be the first release from Open Skateboards, a new skate brand launched by my friend Trevor (he of Music Related). Seems like manufacturing difficulties are preventing it from seeing the light of day, but instead I’ll be picking up this one, designed by Ian: […]
Just your friendly reminder that this month’s edition of PauseTalk (Vol. 33) happens tonight (Monday, July 6) at Cafe Pause in Ikebukuro, with a start time of 20:00 as usual. Lots of reasons to show up, including a look at Joe’s sketches, the possibility of being turned into a “Polaroid Portrait,” and to pick up […]
Ian is just bubbling with new cool projects of late, one of the latest being the “Poster Initiative.” It’s a series of free two-color posters that is being distributed around town, each print limited to 1,000. The first one — the above is zoomed-in — is currently available, among other places, at Nagi Shokudo and […]
What, you’re not using Firefox 3.5 yet? If you don’t really know why you should be downloading it right now, let this terrific demo put together by Craig and Ian, in collaboration with type foundry Underware, convince you of the beautiful thing that is the new “font-face” rule in CSS.
TokyoMade is having a market at Mememachinegallery in Shibuya starting today, and running until July 12 (12:00-21:00 daily), with lots of the store’s stock on sale for 30-60% off. Japanese artist TiFdyL will do a live painting performance at the space on Friday (July 10). More details here.
OK Fred has just published a new book/CD project with longtime contributor — and friend of Radio OK Fred — Ega Hiroshi. The book includes texts by Ega covering music-related writing he’s done since 1987, covering all forms, and is limited to 55 copies. Each copy also includes a “Roots Rock Reggae Mix.” The book […]
Catch a talk by Yoshiyuki Tomino — director of the first Gundam anime series, and a few of its sequels and spinoffs — at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club Japan tomorrow (July 7) from 12:00 to 14:00 (for the lunch plate, please reserve in advance, but you can show up at 12:30 when the meal is […]
Japan Probe points to a TV report by NTV on those sumo stickers you’re bound to have seen around town over the past year.
The Art Space Tokyo posts its regular Japan-related art news/reviews round-up, this time covering the month of June. And again, if you haven’t already, you really should pick up a copy of the book.
Just a reminder that the next edition of PauseTalk (Vol. 33) is this Monday (July 6) at Cafe Pause, with the usual start time of 20:00. As with last time, we’ll have the entire cafe to ourselves, so here’s hoping for another full house. This edition also marks the last one for longtime PauseTalker Joe, […]