Takahiro Iwasaki Sculpts Scenes Out of Human Hair

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Japanese artist Takahiro Iwasaki creates urban landscapes using everyday objects such as duct tape, toothbrush bristles, bath towels, and now human hair. For this exhibition by Kawasaki City Museum and the Open Museum Project, Iwasaki recreated old industrial Kawasaki using cloth fibers, human hair, and dust.

Vintage Japanese Movie Posters

Design // Wednesday, June 11, 2014
We love browsing through old movie posters, especially foreign ones. This is a few of our favorites from a recent 50watts post on vintage Japanese movie posters...

Yukari Terakado's Illustration

Illustration // Sunday, June 08, 2014
Yukari Terakado is an illustrator with a distinct muted, graphic style. She was born in Japan and her work has been used for CD covers, magazines and fashion graphics. Some of her clients and projects include Sony Music, Takara Gallery, Extravaganza!, Ribbed magazine (UK) and Computer Arts Projects.

Typeface Created From Carved Japanese Books

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Cutting each individual page of 26 Japanese books, art duo Nerhol (Yoshihisa Tanaka and Ryuta Iida) created a consistent and technically impressive "Oratorical Typeface!"

"What about the Heart?" Photos of the Japanese Robotics Industry

Photography // Tuesday, May 27, 2014
London-based photographer Luisa Whitton 'first became interested in what she describes as "technology and it's effects on identity, in particular its ability to create a double self" while working on a project during the second year of her BA at London College of Communication. Whitton spent several months in Japan working with Hiroshi Ishiguro, a Japanese scientist who had constructed a robotic copy of himself, and continued to work with other scientists documenting their scientific progress on humanoids.

Intricate Paper Sculptures by Nahoko Kojima

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 19, 2014
Using a single sheet of paper, Japanese artist Nahoko Kojima intricately cuts sculptures of animals and textures. While some are encased in acrylic sheets, others are installed in three-dimensions. She is currently hard at work on a life-sized swimming polar bear constructed from a single sheet of white Washi paper. The artwork, titled Byaku, will be on display at the Jerwood Space in London beginning next month. Watch a video after the jump!

Keiichi Tanaami "Death Bridge" @ AISHONANZUKA

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 08, 2014
Keiichi Tanaami, who is featured in our Juxtapoz Psychedelic book, was born in Tokyo in 1936 and graduated from Musashino Art University. A one of a kind artist active since the 1960s as a graphic designer and illustrator, Tanaami is an artist who does not heed the boundaries of media and genre but instead traverses them...

"Jellyfish Eyes," The First Film by Takashi Murakami:

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 05, 2014
Jellyfish Eyes tells the story of Masashi, a young boy who moves to a sleepy town in the Japanese countryside with his mother in the wake of a natural disaster. After returning home from his new elementary school one day, Masashi discovers a flying jellyfish-like creature whom he befriends and names Kurage-bo...

"Bird-Witched," Animal-Inspired Stilettos by Masaya Kushino

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 07, 2014
Japanese shoe designer Masaya Kushino's latest collection, "Bird-Witched" is inspired by Jakuchu Ito, "a legendary painter who fourished uring the Edo period in the 18th century. He depicted real life animals such as birds, tigers, and elphants in a really ingenious way, tinged wit ha bit of insanity." Kushino considers shoes "just as visually stimulating as sculpture or any other three-dimensional art piece, but they also fundamentally have to be wearable....

The Celestial Spaces of Aya Kato

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Currently located in Seto-shi, Aichi, Japan, artist Aya Kato's works present a fantastical world of divine palaces set in lustrous skies, dripping with rich, glowing colors and filled with spectacular creatures and flowing landscapes. Her luminous illustrations attempt to access the most mystical parts of the human imagination, not only to resonate with the eye but with the heart as well. Influenced by art nouveau artists such as Aubrey Beardsley, Kato's work is other-worldly in its presentation, and possess an unmistakably blissful sensibility.

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