2016, sumi ink on rice paper, Adobe Illustrator. Logo for MTAC’s 17th year theme, “Haiku” — 17 syllables. This logo was created by scanning in and assembling strokes created on rice paper with sumi ink, then vectorizing them. More unused symbols were created in this way as well. Look at how the logo’s used in the reveal […]
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This post was originally written by my good friend, Carolyn Neely! Hiya guys! I’m Carolyn, and I suck at introductions! So now that that’s out of the way, I’m going to talk about bento. Specifically, kyaraben (or charaben), which is short for ‘character bento.’ This is a style of bento box where the ingredients are elaborately arranged […]
Since it’s Music Month here at Nippon-Ichigo, I’ll make some more music-oriented posts. Like this news that burst onto the internet a couple days ago: Quaff, the band which I posted about earlier this year, is basically getting made-over! Makito, the band’s guitarist and leader, announced via Myspace, Twitter, and Facebook that all the current […]
I like to see practical things with a creative/cute design spin. I was going through the backlog of one of my favorite websites and saw these adorable Japanese barcode designs, created by Japanese design company D-Barcode: What a cool way to enhance such a common thing! My favorites are umbrella-related!
Although I didn’t like it very much at first, the kappa has quickly become one of my favorite mythical creatures. What is it that I like about them? Is it the fact that there are many different interpretations of them historically, or that they can be downright adorable in modern depictions? Or maybe it’s just […]
Yes! My personal Top 7. Why 7? Because it’s lucky!
I’m a great fan of short things; short stories, short animations. They’re all opportunities to show a powerfully concise moving, touching, or just plain funny story. They require a special kind of skill to execute, and all the better when they’re visually unique!
I won’t say too much about each of these animations, or else I would be spoiling them. Needless to say, they mostly speak for themselves.
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