Brilliant bit of marketing for horror channel-13th Street. Created by Jung Von Matt / Spree of Berlin, it uses voice recognition software to put the viewer into the film, creating a unique experience every time. Scary shit!
A charming bit of genius from TBWA, Belgium. Advertising natural gas, it uses stop motion to beautifully illustrate what heating means to folk. Makes you feel warm inside- much like the gas!
Back from Japan on Tuesday!
If you are ever in Tokyo make sure you visit the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka- I can’t stress enough how amazing this place is! Celebrating the master animator Hayao Miyazaki, it is unlike any other theme park or museum you have ever been into before. For one, there are no out of work actors dressed up in Totoro outfits or any merry go rounds of Howl’s Moving Castle. It is 100% about the art and craft that is animation. It’s amazing. You have zoetrobes, flicker books, storyboards, cell colouring- you have a recreation of his studio, you see how he works and you see the amount of work that goes into one of his features. All this and it’s is still one of the most fun and magical experiences I have ever had. It makes you feel like a child again and that is worth 1000 yen of anyones money! Go there!
Here are some beautiful paper sculptures from Japanese artist Teruya Yuken. They are made from paper bags of famous brands such as McDonalds and Chanel and are cut in such a way that it looks like little paper trees are growing inside the bags. Delicate things in a brash corporate world. The full set, entitled “Notice- Forest” is on display at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo.
I just picked up two of these amazing flicker books from Artist mouhitotsunokenkyujo- website here
Now, I’ve always had a little soft spot for flicker books, they have the knack of making me feel warm inside, but these are truly originals. Twisted illustrations unwind into off the wall and fun little animations. They are crackers!
Continuing my obsession with wooden printing letters, I picked up these beauties in a 100 Yen shop (that’s a pound shop to an Englishman!).
It’s my name, the two characters mean
“TO” & “NY”.
Although, my wife has just informed me I have them the wrong way round, so the picture reads “NY-TO”.
Thought I was getting the hang of this Japanese business!
Still- magic little things for less that a quid!
Now this is what you call a promotional stunt!
You are just walking down a street in Kobe, Japan, when you turn a corner and HELLO! Giant Robot!
Fantastic stunt for I’m presuming a movie or DVD for the robot franchise “Tetsujin”-
think it might be promoting the area too.
Amazing whatever and it’s HUGE!
Great poster pushing the event to boot.
Find out more here
To get me in the mood for my Japan trip here’s some very cool Japanese graphic design. Two book covers from the Penguin books of Japan, Kappa.