Magazines Tokyo Walking

Kawa 3

Here’s a look at the third issue of the lovely illustrated zine, Kawa.

Art Games

New Year 2017 Visuals

If you were to ask me what my favorite New Year images I’ve seen shared so far, first up would be the Mother-inspired illustrated piece by Amelicart (pictured above, via this tweet), and then the Legend of Zelda illustration shared by Nintendo, below, which pays tribute to classic imagery of the original game (both below).

Art Web

Operation Fateful Encounter


Operation Fateful Encounter” is a new short story set in Tokyo by Hengtee Lim, featuring two illustrations by good ol’ Luis. Found via Canvas.

Events Meta

PauseTalk Vol. 52

I sometimes have photos to share from a PauseTalk event, but this time, since Luis Mendo was in attendance, you get to see last night’s attendees (to Vol. 52) in illustrated form (above). We were a smaller group — a lucky “13” — and the talk this time mostly revolved around questions of art in Japan. I also completely forgot to bring out the attendance sheet, but I was able to remember everyone who came (in part because of Luis’ illustration too), so below is the full list of those who attended.

As I mentioned recently, I think I’ll skip August — most people tend to be out of town on holidays, so it’s hard to get a good attendance — and so the next PauseTalk (Vol. 53) will probably take place September 5.

Art Design Web

Yume no Byouin Project

Beautiful (and simple) site design featuring the illustrative work of Yorifuji Bunpei. Via Paul Baron.


Yuki 7

I’ve covered Kevin Dart‘s Yuki 7 project before, but just saw the image above (a fake book cover) and had to share it. Via FFFFOUND!

Art Events

In Heaven Everything Is Fine

Rob Judges has a new show on this week at Uplink Gallery in Shibuya, titled “In Heaven Everything Is Fine,” running until September 28. Really wish I could have attended Saturday’s opening which featured, among other things, Rob doing a live drawing performance (pictured above).



Designer/illustrator — and fellow PauseTalkerHawken King has just launched a new service called Facemakr, “provider of custom illustrations of your face.” As the site explains, perfect for “use on social networking sites, instant messaging applications, twitter and blogs.”