Big congrats to David on getting Ametora released in Japan — it’s available now. He shares a few details about the new Japanese edition in his latest Ametora Dispatches newsletter, and he’ll be doing a “talk event” at Ginza Tsutaya on September 1, with Popeye magazine editor-in-chief Takahiro Kinoshita.
This tweet reminded me how much I love the work of artist Hisashi Tenmyouya. I used to have this really great t-shirt featuring his work — part of the Roppongi Hills collection — and I unfortunately wore it so much it got to a point where I had to throw it out. I should try and get a new one..
Games Done Quick just kicked off its summer event yesterday, and to help raise money for charity, The Yetee has gotten in on the action and is offering an attractive selection of t-shirts, with proceeds going to Doctors Without Borders (and the tees themselves are dirt cheap, at $11 each). I ordered the three pictured in this post. It’s the second time I order tees from The Yetee lately, not long ago having ordered a couple in support of the RPG Limit Break charity event.
Couldn’t help myself, ordered this tee the other day.
Here’s a great interview with David — with a nice layout as well — done over breakfast at Aoyama Ichibankan.
Uniqlo has revealed its terrific lineup of 25 Nintendo-themed tees — going on sale May 19 — and I’m pretty frustrated because there’s so many I’d like to get, but I don’t yet know how I’ll get my hands on them.
The new episode of Toco Toco TV is out, and as expected it covers Editmode, the company behind the fantastic The King of Games line of game-related clothing. I love everything that Editmode produces, and loved seeing them talk about what inspires them, and how they got their start (and seeing them visit some of their favorite spots in Kyoto). There’s also a little peek at the new BitSummit tee they’re producing for next month’s edition — they produce the event’s tee every year — and again, I pray to the gaming gods that I’ll somehow manage to get my hands on one.
In his latest Ametora Dispatches newsletter, David writes up a nice essay about the the recent closings of “Harajuku fashion” magazines Fruits and Kera — and he also points out this article, that I haven’t had a chance to read yet, but that looks like a decent look at the past and present of the Harajuku street style.
I got to this Uniqlo CM from that article I just mentioned, and like it for the Tokyo settings you see in the background — even though it is kinda weird that all the featured models are non-Japanese.
Great piece on Racked about the state of Uniqlo in the US, what it’s accomplished so far, the struggles, and what comes next — will they stay or will they go?