When I was out in Tokyo last year for Pow! Wow! my friends and I went out to visit Japanese artist Haroshi at his studio (his photo of us) and he gifted me this bullet made out of skateboards. I chose from a whole bunch and he could immediately tell what decks he’d used to make it based on the colours. I believe this one was made out of old Enjo boards. Anyways he’s one of my favourite artists and Alexander Mitchell just released a nice video portrait of him working in his studio which you can watch on Booooooom TV.
Architect, designer, and photographer Jan Vranovsky is one of my favourite people to follow on Tumblr. On his blog, Parallel World, he captures Japan and other cities in East Asia in a very precise, perfectly alien, sorta way. Have a look at more images below.
23-year-old artist Shinrashinge turns disposable paper cups into imaginative, interactive, three-dimensional comics! You really have to see the videos below to understand the creativity here. So cool!
Now available through the New York Public Library’s Digital Collections, these hand-coloured photographs give a unique glimpse of Tokyo and Yokohama from 1907 to 1922. More images below.
Equal parts mesmerizing and unsettling, Yoshimitsu Umekawa’s photographs are positively (and negatively) nuclear, drawing on the issues and anxieties that surround modern day Japan. See more images below.
Fun ceramic sculpture series by Japanese artist Toshiya Masuda offers pixelated versions of everyday objects like running shoes and disposable Starbucks cups. More images below!