James Gilpin is currently studying Design Interactions at the Royal College of Art, London. His work sits in that grey area between Design and Science and he has just returned from Tokyo where he was visiting the Japan Media Arts Festi which gave him a pretty good overview of Japans creative output. James will be posting some of Tokyo’s designers and researchers working within this field that he met in the last week.
‘Tokyo may be known best for being culturally impenetrable but when you are able transcend the surface confusion you are instantly struck by the ingenuity of Japanese design. There are still very prevalent links with Japans traditional past which leads to some beautifully considered contemporary design.
- M/M (Paris) and the ongoing conversations that define its practice
- Mari Kanstad Johnson's wonderful work picks apart complex narratives
- Bradley Pinkerton’s projects combine handmade gestures with scanned-in textures
- Roberts Rurans uses acrylic paint to add depth and warmth to his illustrations
- The prodigal return of “iconoclastic” artist Danny Fox
- Jump into the world of Ben Jones’ post-internet, psychedelic paintings
- Polaroid’s creative director Danny Pemberton introduces new brand Polaroid Originals
- Artist Dominique Pétrin on creating her very own domestic product
- Universal Everything animate emotive wallpapers for new iPhone devices
- Herburg Weiland’s meticulous editorial designs are typographically-driven
- The Visual History of Type author Paul McNeil selects and dissects his six favourite faces
- Breakdown Press’ Joe Kessler picks out his most-treasured books