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Shusei Nagaoka: The Sci-Fi Illustrator Who Created The Album Covers For Earth, Wind & Fire
Shusei Nagaoka (1936 - 2015) was a Japanese illustrator best known for his music album cover art in the 1970s and 80s which included Earth, Wind & Fire, Deep Purple, Electric Light Orchestra, Space, Maze, George Clinton, Kitaro, Rose Royce, Caldera, and Pure Prairie League. Shusei also worked with ...  More
Jan. 20, 2018
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Nagotoya Jelly Dessert Displays A Different Scene As It Gets Sliced
Made by renowned sweet-maker Nagotoya, the jelly dessert, made in the shape of a block, has a different scene embedded in the jelly with every slice taken, creating the image of a bird flying toward the moon in a ‘flip-book’ style.  More
Jan. 17, 2018
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Omoshiro Block: A Memo Pad That Excavates Hidden Temples And Objects As It Gets Used
The Omoshiro Block ('fun block') uses laser-cutting technology to create what is, at first, just a seemingly normal square cube of paper note cards. But as the note cards get used, an object begins to appear. And you’ll have to exhaust the entire deck of cards to fully excavate the hidden object. ...  More
Jan. 16, 2018
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Children On The Edge: Hikari Shimoda New Exhibition At Corey Helford Gallery
Hikari Shimoda’s new solo exhibition, titled 'Children on the Edge', is currently hosted at Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles (Jan. 13 - Feb. 17, 2018) - The starry-eyed, magical girls and boys at the center of Shimoda’s paintings have become synonymous with her work. Poised as spiritual ...  More
Jan. 13, 2018
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Photographer Naagaoshi Magical Winter Pictures Of Ginzan Onsen, One Of Japan Most Beautiful Hot Springs
22-year-old Japanese photographer and Twitter user @naagaoshi has recently shared a series of magical winter pictures he took while visiting Ginzan Onsen, one of Japan's most beautiful hot springs resorts. With the snow softly falling, the nostalgic mood, and lighting, it's almost hard to believe ...  More
Jan. 11, 2018
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Ryo Yamazaki Creates Adorable Cat Hats From The Hair His Cats Shed
Japanese photographer Ryo Yamazaki, aka rojiman on Instagram, makes hats for his three cats out of their own fur and has become an internet sensation. Ryo collects the hair his cats shed and uses it as a raw material to create felted hats for his three Scottish Folds to wear making Nyaa 8 year old ...  More
Jan. 2, 2018
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Vortices: Latest Dizzying Interactive Installation By TeamLab Brings The Ocean Indoors
'When a person moves, a force is applied in that direction. As a result a flow occurs. When a fast flow occurs a rotation phenomenon is produced due to the difference in the flow velocity around it, creating a vortex. Flow in the artwork is expressed as a continuum of numerous particles and the ...  More
Dec. 28, 2017
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15 New Amazing Scenes From Tatsuya Tanaka Miniature Calendar Project
We have already featured Japanese artist Tatsuya Tanaka who creates a miniature diorama for the daily calendar since 2011. Miniature calendar depicts diorama-style toy people with household items, including food and vegetables. He updates his calendar-website daily with a fresh and playful image, ...  More
Dec. 25, 2017
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Hiroshi Sato Figurative Paintings Explore Our Various States Of Consciousness
From the age of three to fourteen Hiroshi Sato spent his childhood in Tanzania. His exposure to alternate cultures, class, and language has served as a backdrop to his interest in human perception. He enrolled in the fine-arts program at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, graduating with ...  More
Nov. 22, 2017
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Sacred Places: Kenro Izu Magnificent Monuments Of Worship And Spirituality
Over the last twenty-five years, Kenro Izu has taken photographs of religious sites in use for millennia, from Asia to the Pacific Islands, from the Middle East to Europe. Invariably, for want of a better description, these were places that were possessed of 'spirituality'. Izu made 'documents' of ...  More
Nov. 10, 2017
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Kazuki Takamatsu Translucent, Haunting Black And White Paintings
Kazuki Takamatsu was born in Sendai, Miyagi in 1978. Influenced by media and subculture growing up, he attended the Department of Oil Painting at Tohoku University of Art & Design and graduated in 2001. Takamatsu’s haunting black and white imagery explores narratives of death and society, through ...  More
Oct. 31, 2017
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HUSH Magnificent Geishas Using Modern Action Painting, Collage And Graffiti
HUSH’s new solo exhibition, titled 'Remix', is currently hosted at Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles from Oct. 28 through Nov. 25, 2017. 'Remix' is the artist’s third solo with the gallery and will feature all new works, including paintings and works on paper.  ...  More
Oct. 29, 2017
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Tomoo Gokita Disturbing Grayscale Paintings With Concealed Or Erased Faces
Tomoo Gokita was born in 1969 in Tokyo, Japan. Gokita briefly studied drawing and painting at a local art college in 1988 and worked as a graphic designer early in his career. He was a recipient of the 80th Annual Art Directors Club Award in 2001. Gokita gained a strong reputation in fashion and ...  More
Oct. 26, 2017
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Lulu Hashimoto Aka LuluIdoll: Cute, Impressive, Disturbing Human Doll
Lulu Hashimoto aka LuluIdoll is the world's first 'living doll fashion model', and you can actually become her by putting on a realistic body suit consisting of doll head mask, a wig and stockings patterned with doll-like joints. As you can see in the photos below, the effect is pretty disturbing. ...  More
Oct. 1, 2017
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Benedikt Partenheimer Haunting Pictures Of Japanese Glowing Vending Machines
Benedikt Partenheimer is a photographer who currently lives in Berlin, Germany. He studied Philosophy, History and Art History at the LMU University in Munich and Photography at the RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia and at Parsons School for Design in New York. During his studies in New York ...  More
Sep. 29, 2017
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Laurence Bouchard’s Amazing Street Photography Shot With An IPhone
Laurence Bouchard is a street photographer based in Tokyo. His medium is the iPhone, arguably the most accessible form of technology on the planet. Laurence’s choice of photographic equipment may be very far from the pinnacle of photographic innovation, but that’s the point. It’s entirely ...  More
Sep. 21, 2017
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Aurore De La Morinerie’s Delicate And Gorgeous Fashion Illustrations Inspired By Calligraphy And Chinese Painting
French artist and illustrator, Aurore de La Morinerie graduated as a fashion designer from the Ecole superieure des Arts appliques Duperre, in Paris. At the same time, she attends class of calligraphy and Chinese painting during several years. This education, to which she dedicated herself, lead her ...  More
Sep. 21, 2017
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Kei Meguro’s Alluring Babes In Black And White With A Graphic Pop Of Color
Kei Meguro was born in Tokyo, Japan and is currently a working illustrator and graphic designer living in New York with her french-bulldog/Pekingese mix assistant, Momo. Meguro began as a self taught artist from a young age and much of what she has learned has come from her interaction and ...  More
Sep. 18, 2017
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Sayaka Ganz’s Impressive Sculptures Of Galloping Horses From Reclaimed Objects
Sayaka Ganz: 'I grew up with Shinto animist belief that all things in the world have spirits. Thus, when I see discarded items on the street or thrift store shelves, I feel a deep sadness for them and I am moved to make these abandoned objects happy. My sympathy goes out equally to all discarded ...  More
Sep. 14, 2017
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Keisuke’s Spectacular Photographs Of Summer Firework Festivals In Japan
25 years old Japanese photographer Keisuke has received numerous awards for his landscape photography of Japan. This summer, he traveled across Japan to several firework shows and captured the most eye-opening moments of these night-time events. There are some 200 firework festivals called 'hanabi ...  More
Sep. 13, 2017
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Master Krono: Vintage Luxury Bicycles Creates An Amazing Bicycle Customized With Traditional Japanese Art
Javier Jubete is the owner of Vintage Luxury Bicycles, an atelier that specializes in reworking exotic classics with extremely rare components - mainly those by Campagnolo - and usually plated in gold. Javier’s latest celebrates the two cultures of Italy and Japan: a Master Krono bike intricately ...  More
Sep. 10, 2017
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