New Year Love from AQ and KDa

I don’t receive New Year cards (nengajo) like I used to — although I still enjoy looking at a lot of them, courtesy of Spoon & Tamago and 8-4. In fact, I only received two this year, but they were both from people I love so much. Up top is the card sent by design crew AQ, who decided to be a bit sly with the rooster theme, and peacock it up a bit. Below, the card from my loving Tokyo family of Klein Dytham architecture, as spicy as ever.

Japan’s Gaming Industry Nengajo 2017

As I mentioned when I shared Spoon & Tamago’s post of New Year cards from designers/design units, I was anxiously waiting for Tokyo-based localization crew 8-4 to put up its annual round-up of New Year cards from Japanese game companies, and it’s now up. Pictured, the card that was sent out by 8-4, featuring art by Undertale artist Temmie Chang.

2017 New Year Cards by Designers

Spoon & Tamago has posted its annual round-up of New Year cards sent out by designers/design offices, and as always, it’s a great collection of imagery that celebrates that year’s animal, which this year is the rooster. Pictured, the card sent out by illustrator Minoru Arita. I can’t wait for the 8-4 PLAY blog to share its annual round-up of New Year cards sent out by Japanese game companies.