Past Tokyo Event: VOL 93

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Design Conspiracy

BY JOACHIM MÜLLER-LANCÉ
@ VOL 93 ON JUN 27, 2012

Here's how Joachim Müller-Lancé describes his presentation: "I've discovered a design conspiracy which plans to take over the world. They place secret signals everywhere, and I will present the evidence."

"Presentation of the Day" on August 13, 2013.

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Postcards from Japan

BY KATE THOMSON & HIRONORI KATAGIRI
@ VOL 93 ON JUN 27, 2012

This presentation covers three exhibition projects that Kate Thomson and Hironori Katagiri produced to support post-tsunami recovery: "Postcards From Japan" is an exhibition of A5-sized artworks by 22 Tohoku artists touring the world, so far shown in Edinburgh, New York, London, and Birmingham.

"Postcards To Japan" includes over 470 works sent from all over the world to tour Tohoku, first shown at the Iwate Museum of Art, currently on show at Fukushima Museum of Art, next going to Minami Soma Museum and more informal venues along the coast of Tohoku. "TOHOKU-SCOTLAND" is an exhibition of sculpture, paintings, collage and prints by Scottish artists who took part in the Iwate Art Festival UK98 and artists from Tohoku shown in Edinburgh, UK. (in English)

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Indonesian Batik

BY YUDHINIA VENKANTESWARI
@ VOL 93 ON JUN 27, 2012

UNESCO designated Indonesian Batik as a "Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity" on October 2, 2009. What distinguishes it from other manual wax-resist dyeing technique is that traditional Indonesian Batik uses "canting," a bamboo pen with copper wax container, as a tool to draw a pattern with melted wax on a piece of cloth. Another technique used is "cap," which is to create a shape of melted wax with a copper stamp. The waxing and dyeing is then repeated to get the desired colored patterns. (in English)

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Motion Graphics in Australia

BY TIM COSTELLO
@ VOL 93 ON JUN 27, 2012

Tim Costello has worked in Australia's television industry for the past 10 years, creating animated graphics for a variety of TV programmes. He also worked on the feature film Where the Wild Things Are. (in English)

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British Council

BY LUKE LAWRENCE AND MIKA KARASHIMA
@ VOL 93 ON JUN 27, 2012

Luke Lawrence and Mika Karashima are from the British Council in Japan. 2012 is an exciting year for the UK, with the London Olympics and Paralympics games, as well as the Diamond Jubilee. The British Council in Japan has launched a campaign named the GREAT OGIRI to promote the usefulness of learning English and exchanging culture through humour. Will people in London find humour photo captions submitted by the Japanese public funny? (in English)
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MIRU DESIGN

BY AKIO AOKI
@ VOL 93 ON JUN 27, 2012

Akio Aoki (Miru) covers a few of his projects and products, and also shares some of the exhibitions that have featured his work. (in Japanese)
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FabCafe

BY FABCAFE SHIBUYA
@ VOL 93 ON JUN 27, 2012

With a name like FabCafe -- and with a location in Tokyo's Shibuya district -- you may think that the "Fab" stands for "fabulous," but instead it's short for "fabricate." This presentation by Toshimasa Kawai will reveal some of the amazing things that you can produce on a visit. Hint: It involves a laser cutter.

"Presentation of the Day" on July 19, 2013. 

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Before and After Superflat

BY ADRIAN FAVELL
@ VOL 93 ON JUN 27, 2012

Adrian Favell talks about his new book, "Before and After Superflat". It is about how the views of Murakami, Nara, and other artists of the superflat movement have shaped the world's modern artistic vision of Japan today.

Joachim Müller-Lancé
graphic designer, Kame Design in San Francisco
FabCafe Shibuya
DIY Cafe in Shibuya in Tokyo