“Konomachi: This Town,” an illustrated piece by Erica Ward.
My friend Louis-Étienne Vallée — who interestingly, I’d see at my PauseTalk events whenever he was in town for visits, and then again in Montreal where he was based before I moved there, and now he finds himself having moved to Tokyo — is an illustrator whose latest project sees him obsessing with faces. He wants to draw more of them — especially within a community — so get in touch with him if you have suggestions. Via Canvas.
My buddy Luis is all about drawing these days, but he used to design and art direct magazines, and it looks like he dipped back in this world for the beautiful Caban Cahier, produced for fashion retailer Tomorrowland. Found via Canvas.
“Mojihunt” is a project by Fabian Reus in which he shares close-ups of Japanese characters that he spots out and about. Follow the project on Instagram. Found via Canvas.
Fire & Ice is a beautiful zine produced by Noah Nguyen, focusing on type and lettering, all shot during a trip by Nguyen to Niigata. I’m not seeing anywhere to purchase it, so it may be a one-off. Found via Canvas.
Operation Olympiad is a beautiful hand-stitched book by Alessandro Perini that takes a look at how Tokyo and Japan approached the 1940 Olympic Games. It’s part of the “Missing Games Project,” and you’ll find a video flip-through here. Found via Canvas.
My buddy Duncan Shotton has just re-launched his website, which now does an even better job of showing off his wonderful — and fun — products. Via Canvas.
Matsudo Paper looks like a beautifully produced project to promote the city of Matsudo. There’s more to see in this post on Canvas.
Letter from a White Fox is an indie adventure game being made using the Pico 8 engine, with a setting based in Japanese folklore. Found via this Canvas post by Giulia Lamperti, who is doing the art for the game.
A lovely illustration of a fire truck in Kyoto, by Tokyo-based illustrator Daniel Schallau. Found via Canvas.