24.06.13 by Staff

“Hyper Drive”

hyper drive
This video instantly reminded me of this video, (maybe a bit too much) but it’s a pretty basic idea – mirror effect on a train ride through Japan. In any case it’s really enjoyable to look at. Watch “Hyper Drive” below!

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03.06.13 by Staff

Takashi Murakami Interview

Takashi Murakami Exclusive Interview from The Creators Project
Takashi Murakami, the artist behind the superflat movement, shares about his creative process and his first live-action feature film, Jellyfish Eyes. Watch the interview below!

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30.05.13 by Jeff

600 sunrises atop Mt. Fuji by Yu Yamauchi

yu yamauchi mt fuji photography
Every morning at dawn for 600 days, Yu Yamauchi took a picture from the same location, living in a hut near the summit of Mt. Fuji. See more from this amazing series below!

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06.03.13 by Jeff

Animations by Asami Ike

Animations by Asami Ike
Loving the style of these animations by Asami Ike! Watch a couple of them below!

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09.01.13 by Jeff

Erosie

erosie pattern formation
In my opinion, a good project allows people of all skill levels to participate and produces something worth looking at. Sometimes it’s tricky to do both. Erosie’s recent murals in Osaka Japan do both beautifully. By using paper to mask certain areas, he was able to have kids contribute in a way that was structured but also completely unstructured. I love this idea, take a look below!

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06.11.12 by Jeff

Saigo No Shudan

SAIGO NO SHUDAN
Ayumu Arisaka, Mai Oita, and Ren Kohata are known as Saigo No Shudan. Together they are making some of the most unconventional animations I’ve seen. They combine drawings, paintings, cut-outs, toys, you name it. Their work is unpredictable, and totally refreshing. Enjoy several of their videos below!

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16.05.12 by Jeff

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers
MRSY documents beautifully designed manhole covers all over Japan.

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26.01.12 by Jeff

Matt Leines (in Yokohama)

Artist Matt Leines in Japan
A couple years ago I ran into Matt Leines in Japan and I snapped this photo of him snapping a photo of some happy kids! The other day he sent me this photo out of the blue:

Artist Matt Leines in Japan
You can see his flash going off in my photo so we actually captured the same exact second! For some reason this I find this totally satisfying.