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Japanese Calligraphy Changes to Art

BY SAORI KUNIHIRO
@ VOL 116 ON JUL 30, 2014

書家の国広沙織さんによる新しい書道のカタチ。既成概念を破る斬新かつ美しい日本の書道は、アート作品として輝きを放ちます。

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Commuter Comic Artist

BY NOBUFUMI "ZAJIROGH" TAKAHASHI
@ VOL 125 ON MAY 28, 2015

「地下鉄の座二郎」がおくる、サラリーマンを続けながら漫画家になる方法。コラージュと通勤時間をつかって作品をつくる生活を紹介します。

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Solaryman

BY YUKI AOYAMA
@ VOL 125 ON MAY 28, 2015

飛び跳ねるサラリーマン+その娘さん。写真家の青山裕企さんが撮り続ける、ユーモア溢れるシュールな写真。

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What Music Can do for the World

BY TAKESHI OHYASHIKI
@ VOL 125 ON MAY 28, 2015

日本に埋もれた才能あるインディーズバンドを海外に紹介する活動を行う、NPO団体グローバル・チリン代表の大屋敷猛さんのこれまでの軌跡。

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Japanese Traditional Medicine World

BY SHINOBU MACHIDA
@ VOL 125 ON MAY 28, 2015

庶民文化研究家の町田忍さんが送る、昔懐かしい日本の原風景紹介。今回は「薬」。薬袋や看板の意匠、ロングセラーの伝統薬についての紹介や隠されたエピソード。新しい発見が詰まってます!

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Wearable Hiragana

BY SAORI KUNIHIRO
@ VOL 125 ON MAY 28, 2015

書道家の国広沙織さんが今最も意欲的に展開する「身につけたくなる日本語」の誕生秘話と新たな取り組み。ひらがなの美しさにため息が出ます。

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SuperDeluxe for May 2015

BY RYU KONNO
@ VOL 125 ON MAY 28, 2015

SuperDeluxeでの最新のイベントを紹介!

SuperDeluxe's creative director Ryu Konno takes us on his monthly tour of events at the venue, reviewing the last few events, and offering up a preview of what's coming up. As always, he kicks things off with a few images describing what he's been up to of late. (in Japanese)

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Camouflage: The New Plaid

BY SJEF VAN GAALEN
@ VOL 124 ON APR 22, 2015

Researcher & Designer, Sjef van Gaalen, is fascinated with camouflage and the history of how it has become deeply ingrained in popular fashion culture. He deconstructs the ironies associated with fashion being at odds with the military, pointing out that the armed forces are now more concerned with the image that camouflage conveys to new recruits than with its original tactical use. 

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The Audacity of Tokyo in Photos

BY SCOTT POPULAR
@ VOL 124 ON APR 22, 2015

Pro Wrestler and photo enthusiast, Scott Popular, donned a luchador tiger mask for this entertaining presentation. Using black and white photos, he enthusiastically shared with us his unique perspective and love for all aspects Tokyo life; the new and the old and "the audacity of it all." 

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The Push 3.0 Revolution

BY NEIL VAN WOUW
@ VOL 124 ON APR 22, 2015

As a pioneer in the fleld of digital signage in Japan, Neil Van Wouw lays out the next stage in its development - the Push 3.0 revolution. He lays out the how the sending and receiving of digital content quickly, easily, and cheaply, over internet through the digital signage will become ever more ubiquitous in our lives. 

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Its Not What You Ride, But How You Ride

BY MATTHEW ROBERTS
@ VOL 124 ON APR 22, 2015

Matthew Roberts of Speedtractor Industries, a custom motorcycle and design studio in Tokyo, shares his passion for the true essence of motorcycle riding. With custom motorcyle design becoming ever more accessible, Matthew discusses how he guides clients to design the bikes that are just right for them. 

Images: Bikeexif.com, Mottomucci, Speedtractor, Brian Scott Peterson, Autofabrica, Old Empire Motorcycles, Hepcat_624, Iceblock Films.

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Waking up in Bangkok

BY JULIE LAVOIE
@ VOL 124 ON APR 22, 2015

Photographer Julie Lavoie brings us along on a photographic stroll through her Bangkok as it stretches its earily light across the morning and over the faces of all its early birds. 

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