GOOGLE DOODLE BY TAKASHI MURAKAMI FOR SUMMER AND WINTER SOLSTICE

GOOGLE DOODLE BY TAKASHI MURAKAMI FOR SUMMER AND WINTER SOLSTICE

Photo: Google.com Japanese artist Takashi Murakami was commissioned by Google to produce today’s Google doodle which was put up on their homepage today for the summer solstice. The multicolored Japanese anime-inspired illustration titled, “The First Day of Summer,” involves flowery bursts around the heads of Murakami’s funky characters shown above. Murakami’s doodle represents the date…

Masashi Kawamura – Typeface Silhouette ‘T’ shirts 川村真司 – タイプフェイスをモティーフにした‘T’ shirts

‘T’ shirts by Masashi Kawamura and Itaru Yonenaga Masashi Kawamura in collaboration with Itaru Yonenaga from Osaka-based fashion brand, No Control Air, creates ‘T’ shirts, a line of t-shirts literally designed to have the silhouette of 5 famous typefaces; Cooper, Helvetica, Courier, Caslon, and Baskerville. Masashi was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1979, was raised…

HOW TO MAKE JAPANESE SUNAE LIKE NAOSHI: WORKSHOP AND EXHIBITION AT SANRIO 50TH ANNIVERSARY

Naoshi flew over to Los Angeles, California to participate in the Sanrio 50th Anniversary Event “Small Gift LA (11/12/2010 through 11/21/2010.) The first picture above are of her works commissioned by and made special for Sanrio. This time she chose the queen of Sanrio, Hello Kitty, in her works. All three pieces can be described…

MADE WITH JAPAN PHOTO DIARY – JAPAN FALL 2010 : PART 3

Short trip over to Hakone to relax in the onsen hot springs. Staying at a ryokan inn and soaking in onsen are a popular tourist activity as well as a favorite domestic vacation for many Japanese. Families, friends, couples, co-workers, etc. all go to ryokans which are more often located in rural areas, to get…

NEW T-SHIRT: 1912

1912 by Made with Japan Map of Japan from 1912. Ready to be shipped from our design studio. Each piece is individually hand-printed by Made with Japan on manual presses using high quality eco-friendly inks from Japan. Please embrace any slight variations or imperfections as a unique character only this garment has. • Wash in…

NEW ARTIST: NAOSHI

Naoshi Using colorful and shiny sand, Naoshi will suck you into her innocently playful and surrealistic world of glittery sand art called Sunae. This is a method of sand painting often used as an art activity at school for children in Japan. Naoshi’s art is a fresh take on this forgotten medium as she expresses…