I don’t need to write in detail what’s going in Japan. I was on holiday this weekend when we saw the news on CNN. First thing I did of course was to check that all our friends in Japan are OK. Fortunately this indeed was the case. It was such a relieve to hear everyone was OK, aside from the shock. It will take time until everything in Japan gets back to normal and during this time there will be some delays in deliveries from Japan. Naturally the goal is that the shipments will be delivered as per usual, but it is very likely that there will be delays. Should you have any inquiries about this or about your order, please contact us and we’ll get back to you accordingly. Keep Japan in your thoughts and if you are wondering what can you do, there are many ways to help. One such way is by making a donation to Japan relief fund of Red Cross via Apple’s iTunes. As said, keep Japan in your thoughts and stay tuned for updates.
Sometimes it’s refreshing for any designer to take a look back at old design works done in the past. Pieces not affected by the societies and circumstances around which we live today, but art from different times. One of the coolest things I came across via a creative friend of mine is a blog post featuring Japanese Graphic Design from the ’20s and ’30s. The pieces are just amazing and showcase a new type of creativity from a country going through dramatic societal and industrial changes. “This collection of 50 posters, magazine covers and advertisements offer a glimpse at some of the prevailing tendencies in a society transformed by the growth of modern industry and technology, the popularity of Western art and culture, and the emergence of leftist political thought.” (Pink Tentacle)
We’ve featured Nigel Sylvester’s BMX antics on the blog before and why not, the dude’s pretty good at what he does. I was supposed to blog this already yesterday but well, technical difficulties delayed my post a bit. But it’s al lgood, we have this pretty nice clip titled Gatorade Go All Day featuring Nigel Sylvester in Japan.
There have been plenty of questions about the signature “Japan Lines” on the back pocket of the Momotaro Jeans Going to Battle and First Battle Labels. Momotaro has had the painted lines as their signature from early on and the Going to Battle Label has become the brand’s flagship line of jeans. But where do these lines come from?
What a long and gloomy Saturday. Not used to days like this. Rain, rain and more rain. The positive thing is that much of the snow has melted away. But when the snow melts, only thing that remains is the dirt. And believe you me, there’s a lot of it.