Here’s a great interview with David — with a nice layout as well — done over breakfast at Aoyama Ichibankan.
As you probably know, business cards are still a pretty big deal in Japan — you’ll feel pretty naked if you don’t have some in any business situation — and here’s a big piece from the Japan Times that tells the full story on where this all originated.
Spoon & Tamago highlights the beautiful bike work of Nobuyuki Tani, and ex-Sony designer who ditched it all to concentrate on bikes — he also makes custom jobs, like the bike that was used in the live-action Kiki’s Delivery Service movie.
I’m so in love with the video for Towa Tei‘s “Brand New Emo” track, featuring the Mizuhara Sisters. Found via Tokyo’s Coolest Sound.
The annual “Famicase” exhibition of imaginary Famicom (NES) cartridges is on right now at Meteor in Nakano, and you can browse through all of the works here. Pictured top, the latest contribution from my buddy Cory Schmitz, who has been participating for 3 years running now.
The latest episode of Toco Toco TV takes a look at media artist Etsuko Ichihara — whose work includes the mix of robotics and tradition pictured in this post. And it looks like the next episode is already heading back to the gamespace, covering game creator Kazutoshi Iida.
The urban cityscapes of artist Kiyohiko Azuma are simply fantastic — take a look at this gallery. Found via this tweet.
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.
Cornelius‘s new single, “Anata ga Iru Nara,” is out! More details here, and it will be followed by a second single in May, and then the release of his anticipated new album in June. Can’t wait.
Previously of Ustwo, Alvaro Arregui is a fairly recent new addition to the Tokyo creative scene, where he has launched his own studio, Studio Nuevo. This Canvas post gives you a good look at the beautiful logo he produced for the studio, and he also shares news that their taking in internships.