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PauseTalk Vol. 19

Thank you everyone who made it to last night’s PauseTalk (Vol. 19) and who contributed to another great evening. Big thanks to Hiro, Anna, and Yuki for talking about their current exhibitions (see this post), and everyone else who chimed in. Max again volunteered to take some photos during the evening, which you’ll find in the Flickr PauseTalk photo pool. We started things off with another ramen meetup at the nearby Ippudo shop, only 5 this time, but it’s turning into an enjoyable casual aperitif before the rest of the night’s talk. As always, below is a list of participants. The next PauseTalk happens April 7, with a start time of 20:00 (and ramen meetup at 19:00 for those interested).

Andrew Lee (Art Director)
Anna Antoniades (Fashion Designer)
Chris Kirby (Industrial Designer)
Eri Kato (PR Manager)
Hiroaki Koshiba (Artist)
Hiroko Ueki (Fashion Retailer)
Jean Snow (Writer)
Joe Keenan (Graphic Designer)
Josh McKible (Illustrator)
Kristina Dryza (Strategic Insight)
Martin Holtkamp (Photographer)
Max Hodges (Publisher)
Noriko (Designer)
Philomena Keet (Writer)
Rob Judges (Artist)
Rennie Foster (DJ)
Shantell Martin (Illustrator)
Yuki Nakano (Photographer/Illustrator)


Imprint Handbag Contest Winners

Remember the Imprint handbag contest? A winner has been chosen and it’s… two winners, the ones pictured above, since the votes came in as a tie. See this post for a few more honorable mentions.

Update (16/11/19): The image is no longer available.

Art Events Magazines

TAB Talks #1 Report

Mari Mukai, who acted as MC at the inaugural TAB Talks last week with guest Yoshio Suzuki, an editor at BRUTUS, offers up a report on the event over at TABlog. The next TAB Talks happens March 11.


PauseTalk Tonight

Just a reminder that tonight (March 3) marks this month’s edition of PauseTalk at Cafe Pause in Ikebukuro. Start time is 20:00, and for those interested, a few PauseTalkers will again meet in front of the cafe at 19:00 and then get ramen together.

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Hiroaki Koshiba Live Painting


A few photos from Hiroaki Koshiba‘s live painting last night at Cafe Pause, for the opening of his “Harmonic Lines” show (until March 16).


Hiro will be present at tonight’s edition of PauseTalk to talk about the exhibition.


Design Magazines Meta

Tokyo Design Week 2007 in Kateigaho International Edition

I have a piece in the new issue of KATEIGAHO INTERNATIONAL EDITION (Spring 2008 Issue, Vol. 19). It takes a look at last year’s Tokyo Design Week, with a focus on the JAPAN BRAND initiative. The same issue also features a nice fashion piece that covers four new Japanese designers/labels.


Fujiko F. Fujio Street Art


Move over Andre, Doraemon creator Fujiko F. Fujio is now on the sticker trail. Spotted by Patrick Benny.


PingMag: so+ba

PingMag interviews Tokyo-based Swiss graphic design duo so+ba.


Happening in Tokyo

  • It’s a big exhibition day today for PauseTalkers! First, Hiroaki Koshiba returns to Cafe Pause for a second exhibition, “Harmonic Lines,” which will run until March 16. Tomorrow night (March 2) he will be doing a live painting session from 19:00, accompanied by a musical performance.
  • Yuki Nakano starts her exhibition, focusing on her illustrative work, at Nalu Cafe near Omotesando. The show will run until March 14, and she will follow it up with a photo exhibition at Cafe Pause at the end of the month.
  • Fashion designer Anna-Maria Antoniades will be showing her latest trouser collection at Ebisu Park Cafe until March 15. There is an opening party tonight (March 1), from 19:00, as well as a closing party on the 15th (19:00-24:00).