Tag Archives: japan

Construction Barrier Characters

With a recent trip to Japan I’ve been able to add to my collection of construction barrier animals and this time even adding a human. Check out the most definitive collection of construction barrier characters from Japan you’ll find on the web.

construction barrier character

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Quakebook 2

Whilst most people and all the quakebook team love the quakebook cover it was decided it wouldn’t be as appropriate and effective for a Japanese version of the book. I immediatly thought of Linda Nakanishi’s wonderful lotus flower illustration which has a more inspiring and positive message behind it. Linda explains the symbolisim of the image here. A reminder that book is out and available to buy here (US) or here (UK) buy the book and help Japan!

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Quakebook is now available to buy from Amazon. I’m proud to have been a part of the excellent project and to have worked with some amazing people to get the the Quakebook project out there. It started with a tweet from Our Man in Abiko calling for stories and experiences of people who have been affected in some way by the devastating earthquake, and the aim to raise funds for the Red Cross. The contributions have come from a wide variety of sources, and include photographs, personal accounts, drawings; each telling their own tale. I worked on bringing the design all together. Using James Whites fabulous poster for the front cover and contacting a number of other designers such as the fabulous Linda Yuki Nakanishi to include their work (whose work is now being used for the Japanese cover). To find out more visit the official blog and join the facebook group to keep up to date.

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Idle Idol

Japanese mascots

Our new book ‘Idle Idol’ published by Mark Batty Publisher is due out next year in April. Its packed full of info on Japans wonderful 3D characters, learn their names, origins and stories. For a sneak peak visit our Flickr set and check our new site www.idleidol.net in the coming months.

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Visit Britain icons

A set of 16 icons for the Visit Britain website in Japan.

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Coral face

Some coral faces made on a small beautiful island near the equally beautiful Zamami in Okinawa.

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Photos from a trip to Japan, have a look at my flickr set.



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