This is probably my favourite image yet of a dude with a John Lennon torso and his animal-screenprinted friends welcoming spring by the river.
Japanese design duo RGB (Shuji Tomishima and Takushi Okina) created an awesome series of rings that spell out onomatopoeic sound effects in katakana as they’re found in manga.
“Katakana sound effects have long been a vital part of manga, with authors often using them lavishly throughout sequences to help heighten the visual mood of the story. It’s actually a really interesting topic of thought: designing typography based on the sound effect that each character has.”
These striking rings are available through Mitsubai Tokyo. Prices range from smaller characters (ッ) which sell for 7,612 yen to larger characters (ド・ゴ・ハ・ガ) which sell for 23,100 yen.
[via Spoon & Tamago]
These are dope. I have the urge to spell out my whole name… in Japanese, it’s only a few fingers.
Glory Days. One of my favorite things to find in abandoned places is pictures from the glory days when business was booming. Here is a 120 positive slide of the same room. Check out its pristine look complete with 2 ping pong tables.
My cousin introduced me to this blog, and I suggest y’all check it out too if you love this kind of stuff as much as I do.
The Infinity Room by Yayoi Kusama
Showing at Tate Modern in London from February 9 to June 5, 2012, the Infinity Mirror Room is filled with constantly shifting LED lights and infinite fractal mirrors, imparting the feeling of floating in space. Created by Kusama, an 82-year-old woman who has spent most of the last forty years of her life as a voluntarily patient in a psychiatric hospital.