The NY Times have a great little feature on the iconic Kikkoman Soy Sauce bottle design by Kenji Ekuan. I’ve ingested enough of this stuff that it deserves a blog post for sure, but creating a bottle seen on tables all around the world apparently was not enough for Mister Ekuan. He also designed the rather space-y Akita Shinkansen (aka Bullet Train), and the Yamaha R1 motorbike back in 1967. As such, he is one of Japan’s most famous designers.
For the last issue, Creative Future worked closely with Aaron De La Cruz. For Issue #03, they’ve teamed up with Craig “Darcel” Redman so the issue comes packaged with a special Darcel x Calepino notebook too. The 92-page perfect-bound edition also features the skateboard-fueled art of Haroshi, as well as new work by Jasper Wong, Andre D. Wagner, and Kelsey Brooks. Hand-packaged & hand-numbered & limited to 100 copies worldwide. Available on June 6th. [View Preview]
I think they just announced a new Bond film – another one with Daniel Craig. Perhaps, just maybe, that provides a decent enough segue into this collection of Michael Gilette’s Classic Bond Covers which did the rounds on all the design blogs about a month back. This particular batch is viewable over at mashKULTURE.
In the last week of April, the Acclaim Mag team held this year’s CARBON Festival in Melbourne, and invited a whole lot of talented folk like Neil Armstrong, Jasper Wong, Chaz Bojorquez, and Noah Callahan (from Complex) down (under) for talks and things. Looks like fun all round. Via FRESHNGOOD. [Watch Video]
World famous Toulouse-based artist Fafi is best known for her colorful female characters, or Fafinettes. In a departure from your average coffee table art book, her latest title The Carmine Vault from Rizzoli New York is actually a graphic novel, set in another universe. The story revolves around a character named Birtak… [Read More]
Right on the tail of their latest issue, Australian magazine Acclaim have just relaunched their website with a new look and content. Not a bad way to start the week.
Here are the 100 Most Influential Artists of the Complex Decade, which is their way of saying “the last ten years.” As much as these things are highly subjective, it’s a good list, featuring some of my favorite artists, designers, and photographers. There are a couple of names that are new to me too.