Time Out Tokyo has a post up with a round-up of six Japanese arcade games that you should try playing. I especially like the post for the illustrations by Kento Iida.
My buddy Louis-Étienne shares more great illustrated portraits in this Canvas post. I mentioned his “Faces” project a while back.
The other day I mentioned Luis’s “Tokyo Interiors” prints on display in Shinjuku, and now the Electric Objects pieces are all available — looks like the device to run them is sold out at the moment though.
“Japan by Car” is a series of illustrations — and soon to be a book — by Japan-based illustrator James Gilleard.
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.
I’ve mentioned Tokyo-based illustrator Mateusz Urbanowicz a couple of times now (for his “Cold in Yokohama” series and a recent ramen shop illustration), and now Spoon & Tamago gives a little love as well by highlighting his wonderful “Tokyo Storefront” series. Such great work.
This is a beautiful series of illustrations by Bill Mudron inspired by traditional wood-cut prints, depicting characters and scenery from Ghibli films.
My buddy Luis created lovely portraits for the editors/bloggers of Fujingaho, the oldest woman’s magazine in Japan (you’ll see them on this page).
On top of these great illustrations (Mother, Dragon Quest) I’ve been sharing by Amelicart, please note that the illustrator has also recently released an art book called Our Time Capsule (Bokura no Taimu Kapuseru). You can order it online here, and they also support overseas orders.
It’s Nice That highlights the wonderful illustrations of Yuta Okamura — there’s more to see on his own site.