A Couple of Magazines


As of tonight, I’m officially on vacation for the next three weeks, and to help celebrate, I picked up the following two magazines on my way back home.

  • AXIS 118 sports a cover interview with Fumie Shibata, and also marks the 6th year that the magazine devotes an issue to prototypes. The “A Handwritten Letter” corner is written by Tadao Ando.
  • The latest issue of +81 (Vol. 30), which actually came out last month, is the “Asian Creatives: Hong Kong Now” issue. Certainly a must-buy for any fan of Hong Kong cinema, as it features a piece called “Brains of Wong Kar Wai’s Creatives,” covering William Chang, Christopher Doyle, and Wing Shya. Also, if you haven’t already, you should try to get a hold of the +81 E-CODE free paper, which examines environmental concerns in design (I put a bunch at Cafe Pause, but not sure if there are still any left). Both are bilingual (English/Japanese).