My buddy Ian has just produced a new lovely little handbook called Cannibals, which he describes as “a handbook of dubious exercises, tips, and rants about becoming a designer how teaches.” I loved his Start Somewhere handbook, and am very much looking forward to reading this one.
My buddy Ian Lynam is simply one of the smartest people I know on this planet, and when he writes something, you should pay attention. His latest zine — which you can order online from his Wordshape webstore — acts as a guide to new graphic design graduates. I also highly recommend his Start Somewhere zine, which sorta inspired me to get writing again (which led to the rebirth of this here blog).
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.
Here’s a look at the third issue of the lovely illustrated zine, Kawa.
My buddy Matt Schley brings to my attention a fantastic zine (3rd issue) that he’s produced with a group of people — under the Colony Drop monicker — that is dedicated to one of those classic anime series you should watch if you haven’t (or as they describe it, “the one giant robot show that’s most likely to bore the shit out of your friends if you force them to watch it”), Mobile Police Patlabor — probably most famous for its Mamoru Oshii-directed films. I’ve had a look inside, and it’s beautifully produced, with plenty of engaging essays to make you want to spend even more time with the series. Patlabor the Fanzine is only available in print, and can be ordered online through MagCloud.
I wrote a post about the Kawa zine last month, and here’s a great look at the just-released 2nd issue, covering places to visit in Yokohama. Found via Canvas.
Kawa is a beautiful zine produced as part of the Neko Box subscription service, and comes included in packages you receive from them. It acts as a curated guide of spots to check out in Tokyo. This Canvas post shows it off nicely.
Not long ago I mentioned the release of Gueorgui‘s Turbulence zine, and now he’s offering one of the photos featured inside (of Shibuya Station, pictured) as its own separate A2/A3/A4-sized print. Available in limited quantities, you can order one online here.
My friend Gueorgui Tcherednitchenko has just produced his first zine, Turbulence, that collects some of his black & white Tokyo photography. It’s a nice little print object, and I’m definitely a fan of what he’s been shooting over the past year or two (following him on Instagram) — in fact, the avatar of me you see in this post (and at my social media accounts) was taken by him. You can order a copy here.
I just posted this on SNOW Magazine, but thought it would make sense to have it here too — a new little zine by illustrator Mogu Takahashi called Chotto Omoshiroi, that comes with a fold-out poster.