My good friend Luis gets a nice feature over at This Works telling the story of how he decided to make a major career change in his 40s (from designer to illustrator, or “drawer,” as he would say) and make the move to Tokyo. It was during that initial 3-month sabbatical that we met, and I could tell then that he would soon be 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.
My buddy Luis Mendo has a brand new collection of lovely prints on display at the Isetan department store in Shinjuku, part of an electric display project called Electric Objects. You’ll find all the details on Luis’s site.
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.
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).
After taking a bit of a holiday break, I’m glad to see that Luis and Adrian‘s PauseDraw is back in 2017 with its first edition set for February 12 — you’ll find all the details on the Facebook event page.
“Operation Fateful Encounter” is a new short story set in Tokyo by Hengtee Lim, featuring two illustrations by good ol’ Luis. Found via Canvas.
I’ve posted a bunch of times about my friends Luis Mendo and Adrian Hogan, and all of their drawing activities in Tokyo — which of course includes their monthly PauseDraw series. Airbnb has just launched a new activity service as part of everything the company offers, and Luis & Adrian were quick to offer up a Tokyo drawing tour. It includes 3 sessions done over 3 days (morning, afternoon, evening), and you can bet you’ll be spending some time drawing and sketching in some primo Tokyo spots. Definitely something to consider if you’re planning a visit to Tokyo, and would like to do something a bit different from the regular sightseeing and shopping.
The next edition of PauseDraw — PauseTalk‘s sister series all about drawing — is just around the corner, taking place on Sunday, October 16, at 16:00, at Shibaura House, the same place as last time (pictured in this post). As always, it’s hosted by Tokyo’s two favorite drawers, Luis Mendo and Adrian Hogan.
Even though I’m no longer in Tokyo running my PauseTalk events, it warms my heart to see that its offshoot, PauseDraw, is still going strong. Unlike PauseTalk where talking’s the thing, the sister series is all about getting a group of people together to draw, draw, and then draw some more. Originally started by Luis Mendo (with a first edition in Amsterdam), he was then joined by Adrian Hogan once the series moved to Tokyo (along with Luis), and they’ve been going non-stop ever since. You can stay updated on upcoming PauseDraw events through its Facebook page and Twitter account — the next one takes place Sunday, September 11, 2016 (each edition usually takes place on the first Sunday of the month).