This month we lost of one the greatest costume designers ever to come out of Japan, her name is Eiko Ishioka. Eiko, being born in Tokyo 1939 was an Oscar-winning costume designer, known for her work in stage, screen, advertising, and print media, and has been called “Japan’s leading art director and graphic designer.” [ Continue Reading ]
It’s monday and if you need a dose of laughter to help you get through the day, consider visiting WTF Japan Seriously!? website. It’s not a secret that Japan is full of very interesting and unusual entertainment, but some of the stuff they air on TV simply puts you in a state of confusion. Laughter usually follows you when you recover from what you have seen and I guess that’s all that matters, right? Well, judge for your self after the break…
I hate money. No I don’t. But I do think it’s the cancer of man kind which will never be cured. It’s such a big part of our lives that we miss to notice the art and craftsmanship that goes into designing it. Why not take it step further and make art out of it. [ Continue Reading ]
Nam is a design collective based in Japan. It currently features over ten different artists of varying backgrounds and was originally established by Takayuki Nagazawa (graphic designer) and Hiroshi Manaka (photographer). Together they work to explore the different possibilities inherent in visual art and are always expanding on their theme “a fantasy in life”. [ Continue Reading ]
Yep. You guessed it. We have another one. Might as well get used it. Our favorite cartoons from the Golden Era of animation -as far as I am concerned- ( 80′s – early 90′s) are making it to the big screen in record numbers. This time it’s Gatchaman by Imagi Studios and whether you are tired of seeing them or not, these movies seem to be worth it as far as Hollywood is concerned.
I met this guy on Saturday. This is what he does. He talked about balance, and an artist’s development and [ Continue Reading ]
Before I go any further, do know that it is a work that evolves mostly around a gay relationship, so if that is somewhat distasteful for you, stop reading this post. [ Continue Reading ]