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01 November 2008 @ 10:21 am
i don't know how many of you keep up with jean snow, but he's a great way to keep up with some of the things going on in the japanese art world. he just posted this trailer for a kaikaikiki short based on murakami's MR. series, called "nobody dies".

i can't give you any kind of better explanation than that, sadly. if any of you are better at keeping up with these things, please keep us up to date! i hope some day i get to see this all the way through.
13 September 2008 @ 07:04 pm
I found this artist through Tumblr. According to pixiv (a Japanese art networking site), the artist goes by 純 (read "Jun", maybe?).

Homepage: http://2st.jp/damedakoitsu/
Pixiv: http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=32707

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16 April 2008 @ 09:09 am
Eye candy for you at Rinne:

Check out the gallery here:

Beautiful work!
13 March 2008 @ 11:36 pm
It's been a while since I (or anyone) have posted, so here's an artist that I LOVE, and although he's not from Japan (China, actually), his work definitely reflects Asian pop culture.

Benjamin is a Chinese artist who has held many jobs as an animator, graphic designer, and painter (primarily digital painting). Although the computer is his primary medium, his work still retains the same sensual, purposeful strokes found in hand-painted pieces.
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You can read an interview of him at Guu Press!
04 November 2007 @ 08:32 am
there was a segment on takashi murakami on the cbs sunday morning show today. here is a link to the cbs news sunday morning site, but i couldn't find any information about the piece - perhaps it is too soon, since the show is still airing. ^_^
10 September 2007 @ 07:15 am
takashi murakami did the art work for kanye west's new album:

25 April 2007 @ 12:56 pm

The Ai Yamaguchi Postcard Book was released earlier this month for a steal ($10!), and is available for order at Amazon.Com. It features 30 different illustrated postcards (more sample illustrations at Amazon).
14 April 2007 @ 12:09 pm
hey, i just wanted to share a small article i just found on the web: murakami's kaikai kiki accepts it's first american based artist. here is a link to Seonna Hong's website.

also, a contact of mine on flickr posted some great pics of a chiho aoshima installation in the london underground from much earlier this year: here. there are quite a few photos there, so be sure to see them all. :D
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21 February 2007 @ 03:59 pm
I see it's been a couple months since anyone posted here, but I'm hoping someone can answer my question. I'm looking for the name of a artist, or even just the name of the particular book. The book is pink and kind of rubbery/squishy. The art is all of girls who look very cute and innocent, slightly anime in style, but in strange poses or slightly disturbing situations. I saw this at the giant robot store, and at Japantown here in SF, and now I can't remember the name/artist. Thanks!