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.
I really like the illustrative work of Riku Machida — nice clean lines. Found via Canvas.
My buddy Louis-Étienne shares more great illustrated portraits in this Canvas post. I mentioned his “Faces” project a while back.
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.
“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.