Posts Tagged ‘Tokyo’

LACTOSE INTOLER-ART ON FRUITS MAGAZINE PLUS OTHER UPDATES

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

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(Photo: www.tokyofashion.com)

Lately there have been a lot of exciting news going on for one of our artists, Lactose Intoler-Art. Recently, a Lactose Intoler-Art tote bag design was featured in two different issues of FRUITS magazine. FRUITS is a street fashion magazine based in Japan that captures photographs of unique people on the streets there. The tote bag was worn by Tavuchi, the owner of the famous “Spank!” used clothing shops.

After sending a “Spank!” inspired necklace to Tavuchi, she was happy to walk the streets of Harajuku sporting it, and be photographed by street fashion photographers around Tokyo. Tokyo Fashion (www.tokyofashion.com) was one of the first to take pictures of Tavuchi, and to post it online featuring Tavuchi’s unique style and Lactose Intoler-Art’s new online store.

In the meantime, Lactose Intoler-Art continues to update us with new art and vintage items to his online shops, and is creating new work as well. In fact, this new illustration has never been seen before, and Made With Japan will be the first to show it. The illustration is inspired by recent trends in Tokyo, including high platform shoes, sheer skirts, and the mixing of bold patterns. Lactose Intoler-Art is currently donating work through Art Drive Japan, Made with Japan’s effort to support Japan after the earthquake of 3.11 as well as other various charities. Future plans for the brand is to continue creating new work, and to go back to Tokyo later this year.

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Be sure and check out Lactose Intoler-Art’s at the following links.

BLOG: http://lactoseintolerart.blogspot.com
ONLINE STORE: http://lactoseintolerart.bigcartel.com
ETSY SHOP: http://lactoseintolerart.etsy.com

TOKYO/GLOW - A STOP MOTION SHORT FILM

Monday, February 28th, 2011

tokyo glow stop motion by Industry Films and Citizen Jones

Industry Films and Citizen Jones created Tokyo Glow, the journey of a man who comes to life from a street signal to take a walk around the night of Tokyo.

“Written and directed by Jonathan Bensimon and produced by Jonas Bell Pasht, Tokyo/Glow follows the nighttime journey of an illuminated man from a crosswalk sign as he embarks on an adventure through the streets of Tokyo. Shot on location throughout Tokyo using thousands of individual digital stills… To achieve the striking effect of the illuminated man, an original light suit was constructed using hundreds of feet of high-voltage LED rope lights and a translucent nylon outer shell. ”

The video is in high-definition, please enjoy in full screen.

Source: http://tokyoglow.com/

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NINCOMPOOP CAPACITY S/S 2011「27」
ニンカンプープキャパシティー S/S 2011「27」

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

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By Nincompoop Capacity / Graphics by Made with Japan

Hashio from Nicompoop Capacity just sent us some pictures from their spring/summer lineup. Nincompoop is a indie street fashion brand based in Tokyo. If you would like to know more about these guys, you can read an interview HERE.

“Our theme from Spring/Summer is “27.” The reasons it’s 27 is because I will be 27 this year.

Also, Kurt Cobain, Jimmy Hendrix, Janice Joplin, Jim Morrison, Shannon Hoon, Jeff Buckley, and  Ozaki Yutaka all left this world at the same age of 27. I’m wondering if something will happen to me this year…. ” -Hashio
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Nincompoop Capacityの春夏のテーマは『27』です。理由は単純に今年で27歳だから。

それと、カートコバーン、ジミーヘンドリクス、ジャニス・ジョプリン、ジム・モリソン、シャノン・フーン、ジェフ・バックリィ、尾崎豊が自分と同じ歳で死んでるので、27歳って何かあるのかな・・・って意味で27にしました。

http://www.geocities.jp/nincompoopcapacity/

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NEW ARTIST: INTRODUCING LACTOSE INTOLER-ART

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

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LACTOSE INTOLER-ART
Lactose Intoler-Art is an artist who uses illustrations as a way to communicate street fashion trends and fashionable people from around the world. Falling in love with the underground street fashion culture of Tokyo, his main focus has become capturing the essence of the scene here. He does this through transforming his interpretations into his form of character art, often combining it to real photos from the streets of Tokyo.

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My name is Brandon Reierson, and I am the illustrator of Lactose Intoler-Art. My work is highly inspired by street fashion culture from around the world, and especially Tokyo. I have spent a lot of time in Tokyo with people who are connected very closely with the street fashion scene there, and I am constantly studying the trends and creative aspect of Japanese street fashion.

I joined Made With Japan, because I want to allow more people around the world to become aware of the style and culture of underground street fashion.

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My work has been featured by TOPMAN on their online blog, RIDSNAP’s web site, which is one of the most popular Tokyo street fashion web sites on the net so you may have seen my work somewhere. I also designed a tote bag which was featured in FRUiTS magazine.  My dream with my art is to be able to creatively express a somewhat underground aspect of Japanese culture, and to have the kids on the street that I’m so inspired by to someday also enjoy my work.  The amazing aspect of street fashion in Tokyo is that fashion is most often started from the wearer and then to the designers, because it’s about creative personal expression.  I hope to share this culture with the rest of the world, and to add a unique take on Japanese street fashion.

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You can visit the Lactose Intoler-art blog here:

http://lactoseintolerart.blogspot.com

MADE WITH JAPANの新メンバー:LACTOSE INTOLER-ART
新メンバー、Lactose Intoler-Artを紹介します。Made with Japanにアメリカ出身のメンバーは初です。Exciting! 世界中のストリートファッショントレンドをレポートするテーマの元にイラストを描くアーティストさんですが、東京のアングラストリートファッションにFall in Loveしてからは、重点が東京のストリートになったそうです。彼のパースペクティブから生まれるキャラクターアートと東京の町中の写真を合成するスタイルで表現しています。

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こんにちわ!「Lactose Intoler-Art」のイラストレーター、ブランドン・ライアーソンと申します。東京のアンダーグランド・ストリートファッションカルチャーと人達が僕にインスピレーションを常に与えてくれています。世界中のストリートファッション・カルチャーに興味があるんですが、東京のクリエイティブなシーンが特に好きで、観察をし続けてます。TOPMANのブログ、RID SNAPのウェブサイト、FRUiTSマガジンなどにフィーチャーされたことがあるので、日本にも僕の作品を見てくれたことある人がいるかもしれません。インスピレーションを与えてくれる人達に僕のアートを楽しんでもらえるのは一つの夢です。

Made with Japanと共に、世界中の人に東京のこのかっこいいスタイルを見てもらいたいです。僕の意見ですが、東京のストリートファッションのすごいとこは、新しいスタイルがデザイナーやブランドからいつも始まるのではなく、どちらかと言うと着る側の個性が原点になってるとこです。このカルチャーを外国の人に見せてあげたいです。

Lactose Intoler-artのブログはこちら:

http://lactoseintolerart.blogspot.com

VINTAGE SUBWAY MANNER POSTERS FROM JAPAN
70年〜80年代のマナーポスター

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

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A series of amusing subway manner posters that appeared in Tokyo sometime between 1976 and 1982.
1976年から1982年あたりに地下鉄で見かけられていた面白いマナーポスター。

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Careful not to get your bag caught between the train doors.

シマッタ。閉まるドアにご注意。

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This poster shows the three types of trouble-making monsters on the train. As you can see, they are taking up space and being annoying. “Asshi-” crossing it’s legs. “Nesshi-” sleeping. “Shinbunshi-” opening up a newspaper when crowded.

車内のメイワク三大怪獣–アッシー、ネッシー、シンブンシー。昔こんな人よく見かけてましたが怪獣だったんですね。

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MADE WITH JAPAN PHOTO DIARY- JAPAN FALL 2010 : PART 2

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

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At Nincompoop Capacity store in Harajuku. I visited Hashio and Take to get an inside look at their underground street fashion brand. You can view pictures of their cool clothing and the interview here. Thanks again Nincompoop!

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In front of the popular department store, Laforet Harajuku. While walking back home after the interview, I ran into a Japanese friend of mine whom I met in the U.S.  What a pleasant surprise! to say the least.

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MADE WITH JAPAN PHOTO DIARY- JAPAN FALL 2010 : PART 1

Friday, December 10th, 2010

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The purpose of our photo diary is to share our snapshots. This first series features my visit to Japan during Fall 2010. Enjoy!

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Looking out into Harajuku/Omotesando and Meiji Jingu Shrine in Tokyo. One of the cool things about the concrete labyrinth of Tokyo are the large patches of greenery which can be enjoyed at parks and Shinto shrines where people can go picnicking or take a stroll.

In this area, you will be pleased to find arguably, the best shopping in the world.  Find anything from the cheap and funky fashion items, small underground fashion boutiques, large fast fashion stores, to the international luxury brands. The area is also known as the breeding ground for Tokyo street fashion and youth culture. If you ever come across a Tokyo street fashion snap, chances are they were taken on one of the streets here. The kids here really know how to mix up styles and get away with looking good!

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