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Tokyo Photography Series: Neon Dreams

Tokyo Photography Series: Neon Dreams

We are still in our vivid "Blade-Runner-esque" celebration on ABDZ. Let's explore the streets of Tokyo, Japan with Matthieu Bühler who is a graphic designer & photographer currently living there. The photo series is entitled: Neon Dreams, shall we take a little glimpse? It's definitely a style of editing that is getting more and more popular especially with the release of the latest Blade Runner 2049. Matthieu Bühler is a graphic designer & photographer currently located in Tokyo, Japan. You should definitely follow his "Neon Dream"s series on Instagram. More Links Learn more about Matthieu Bühler at mattbuehler.com Follow Matthieu on Instagram Photography  

Architecture: House Yorii located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan

Architecture: House Yorii located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan

It's been a little while since our last article about architecture, how about a minimal house located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. At less than 30km from the center area of Tokyo, you'll be charmed by its minimalist design where the house structure is surrounded of clean lines. I really love the ancient vs modern take on the balcony deck to the backyard. A simple and yet really meaningful design by Shinsuke Yokoyama. Shinsuke Yokoyama is an architect and interior designer based in Tokyo, Japan. You should follow more of this work on Behance. 若い夫婦の住まいは,この先の時間の経過と共に家族構成や生活環境が変化していくことが想像される為,シンプルな動線と、可変性のある大空間を用意している。日射をコントロールする為の屋根とつながる大きく迫り出した庇はウッドデッキ,前庭へと視線を誘導する.生活が始まり賑わいが生まれるように、インテリアは白と白木のあっさりとした素材で構成した。大きな屋根が架かった小さな住宅がこれから成長する家庭をおおらかに守っていくストーリーをイメージしている。 Product Gallery   Credits Architect: Kato Architect Office Constructor: Ozawa Kougyou Photo: Ryotaro Watanabe More Links Learn more about Shinsuke Yokoyama: shinsukeyokoyama.tumblr.com Follow Shinsuke on Behance

Photography: Japan x Google Pixel

Photography: Japan x Google Pixel

With the rumors and speculation about the Google Pixel 2, I thought I was appropriate to revisit this incredible phone. In case you've missed our review of the Google Pixel earlier this year. One thing you should take away from this phone is the camera, rocking a 12.3-megapixel for the rear, you are equipped with a solid piece of hardware and software. Let's explore Japan with Quebec-based Art Director Jvstin Bechard and learn about his experience. Jvstin Bechard is an art director living close to me in Quebec, Quebec, Canada. You should definitely follow his work on Behance where you can find different projects going from art direction and branding. This year I decided to travel to Japan during my vacation and experiment photography with the Google Pixel. Japan is a graphically beautiful country with all its lights and signs throughout the streets. I took photos around various cities that you will discover later. I edited my pictures on the Pixel too with the Google Snapseed application. It was an amazing trip and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did with the images below. Let's start with the famous capital, Tokyo. Irasshaimase! Photo Gallery   More Links Find out more Jvstin Bechard: jvstin.dunked.com Make sure to follow him on Instagram

Illustration & Digital Art: 3D Works by Ryogo Toyoda

Illustration & Digital Art: 3D Works by Ryogo Toyoda

Ryogo Toyoda is a Tokyo-based 3D illustrator and a motion designer and he has worked with many brands including Google, YouTube and more. His style is a mixture of illustration, digital art, CGI, graphic design and typography. Everything combines with a careful choice of vibrant colour palette. Coming from the center of the Earth in terms of anime and fantasy characters, it's no surprise that Ryogo is really good at his craft. Ryogo Toyoda is a 3D illustrator and a motion designer currently living in the lovely city of Tokyo, Japan. Ryogo has worked with clients such as Google, YouTube, Adobe, Disney and more. Definitely check out give him a follow on Instagram. Photo Gallery   More Links Check out Ryogo Toyoda's site rgtd.net Follow Ryogo on Behance Follow Ryogo on Instagram

Digital Photography: Tokyo-1 Series

Digital Photography: Tokyo-1 Series

Lately, I’ve seen many of my friends going to Tokyo, I can understand its enthusiastic feeling for them but I would say that isn’t mutual from my end (hah!). Tokyo is a place that I would recommend to anyone that would love to experience what urban life could be like in the near future with a mixture of modern and past architecture. Everything and everywhere is something to discover on your own. Well, Clement Balavoine took a spin into the city and we get to follow his architectural photography series with an abstract tone and perspective. Clement Balavoine  is a designer working in fashion and drawing. Working as a designer in places like: London, China and more; he has worked for a variety of brands. Clement also takes pictures as a passion and also being a creative to keep his mind inspired for more. Tokyo-1 is a book exploring architecture and lifestyle in the beautiful japanese city. From Harajuku to Shibuya, Omotesando to Ginza, this photobook is a calm journey through the streets of Tokyo. The name of the book refer to the fact that all the pictures have been taken in one day.  

In Love with Japan - Illustrations

In Love with Japan - Illustrations

I believe that traveling with the main purpose to wander and explore; together helps immensely to feed your brain at your journey and tremendously contribute at boosting your creativity. What do we all do when you are in a country where you’ve never been before? You look to understand how the people live, the architecture, tourist attractions and everything. We would like to feature the work from Johana Kroftová and her series entitled: In Love with Japan. She’s a junior Art Direction/Designer based in Prague, Czech Republic; recently coming back from a trip to Japan. She visited Japanese cities like: Okinawa, Tokyo and Nara; Johana has created a series of minimalistic illustrations after being inspired of the places she has been. Hope you will enjoy! Illustration for book about Japan trip. Minimalistic illustration about Japanese places. More information via Behance.

A Kindergarten like You've Never Seen Before

A Kindergarten like You've Never Seen Before

You guys know that I have a little crazy love from everything that comes from Japan, whenever it is super innovative or wildly super weird. It’s just so intriguing to witness their creativity on everything around us and how they make things better in our everyday life. Today, we’ll look at the work of Takaharu Tezuka who is an architect based in Tokyo, Japan. His work is pretty much recognizable by his innovative thinking, philosophy and the overall approach that has been rewarding him with the award from the Japan Institute of Architects. Let’s take a joyful at this stunning kindergarten that pushes the children to reach another level of learning and also enjoy themselves.   Watch Takaharu Tezuka TED Talk More information: http://www.tezuka-arch.com/english/index.html.

Case Study UI/UX: Improving Japan’s Railway and Commuting System

Case Study UI/UX: Improving Japan’s Railway and Commuting System

Japan’s railway system is one the the most complex in the World. I’ve personally experienced it a few months back and it’s pretty consisting of many different and connected parts. Once you really experienced a few different trips, you start to understand its complexity and it becomes quite simple. But I do admit there’s been moments where I was found myself in a chaos where I didn’t knew what to do. I would say that most cases of a redesign are mostly based on a user experience in a goal to an improvement for a better overall experience. I would like to share this beautifully executed UI/UX project by Isa Pinheiro’s concept at improving Japan’s railway and commuting system. She came up with a concept to remove a technology in use for the last 15 years and rely the users to their smartphones payments on the go and recharging as well. There’s probably some features and problems that have been overlooked but it’s definitely an interesting concept to look at. Japan’s rail transportation is known as one of the most complex systems in the world. Carrying more than two million people per day, the rail system demands a fast and easy way for people to use it. Their rechargeable contactless cards have been around since 2001 and are the secret for Japan’s smooth commuting. This technology has been around for 15 years and little improvements have been done. People still need to rely on ticket machines at train stations to recharge their cards, to pay their monthly commuter pass and check transactions. You should definitely check out the live prototype that is beautiful done and you can follow the userflow behind the concept: http://isapinheiro.com/?work=pasmo-application More information: http://isapinheiro.com.

Ground-1 Tokyo

Ground-1 Tokyo

I've always been fascinated by the nature of the underground installations, many elements come to mind about its architecture, light settings, subway, daylight regression and basically the whole atmosphere. A place where it got me even more fascinated was the underground life while I was in Tokyo, Japan. It feels like you're in a different World, you noticed a lot of people surfing on their mobile devices and sleeping (a LOT). Every angle tells a different story and feels straight like a movie scene. The work from Skander Khlif captures everything that I just said so well. It was a delight to explore this city and I can't wait to go back. Tokyo is the most fascinating and bizarre city in the world! One of the reasons is for sure the subway. About Skander Khlif Skander is a photographer based in Munich, Germany. He travels the World and capture the beauty from his lenses. He focuses this work into photography, photojournalism and digital photography. More information via Behance.

THE KIDS RETURN: Tokyo Exhibition

THE KIDS RETURN: Tokyo Exhibition

I've been a great fan of Alexandre Osmoze for a long time, I've been to one of his exhibits and he's genuinely a great person as well. Other than his great personality, his work is just a real reflection of his talents. Working with your hands will always still be the primary thing to explore or to keep in your habits as a designer. Knowingly your real core to a level of understanding the things we do every single day and once was part of our routine without any technology. So let's dive into the sublime work of Alexandre Osmoze for his 2nd exhibit in Anagra, Japan. Hope you will enjoy!     Video     About Alexandre Osmoze Brakha Alexandre is an artist that does a lot of everything, from street art, drawing, illustration, art direction, designing and more. Just everything. He's currently based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and we can clearly see that he has a pure passion for the islands of Japan through his art. For more information: https://www.behance.net/osmoze.

Beautiful Houses: The Work of Yoshiaki Yamashita Architect & Associates

Beautiful Houses: The Work of Yoshiaki Yamashita Architect & Associates

Today, had this idea that it might be fun to change the formula for Beautiful Housesa little. Instead of showing a beautiful house in particular, how about we showcase the work of an architect?! Why not! We would love to share the work of Yoshiaki Yamashita from Yoshiaki Yamashita Architect & Associates (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); About Yoshiaki Yamashita Yoshiaki was originally from Osaka, Japan and he graduated from Osaka Institute of Technology Department of Architecture. And since 1994, Yoshiaki established his architectural design office that later on was renamed with associates. For more information: http://www.yoshiaki-yamashita.com

Cherry Blossoms Series with Kenichi Ueno

Cherry Blossoms Series with Kenichi Ueno

In Japan, Spring Time is the time for the Cherry Blossoms. As I started to see many people sharing their pictures and experiences in my feed. It must be just an exhilarating experience to witness. I imagine the struggle of many photographers to capture such natural beauty with so many tourists at such a busy time of the year. With such commitment, we are featuring the work of Kenichi Ueno and his journey with the Cherry Blossoms. It's my job, also the hobby at the same time. I can't stop making it when good ideas occur. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); About Kenichi Ueno Kenichi is a freelance photographer and creator that is focusing on Digital Photography and Digital Art currently based Gifu, Japan. For more information, check out his Facebook https://www.facebook.com/kenichi.ueno.104

Silent Night series of the streets of Tokyo

Silent Night series of the streets of Tokyo

With Spring coming into our calendar, those who live or will be travelling the islands of Japan; you'll find yourself immerge in the beauty of Sakura trees. It's the season! Unlike freelance photographer Takashi, he decided to explore another aspect of Japan and it's their streets especially in Tokyo. Not the streets shining with billboards with neons but the eerie, dark and Japanese horror-like ones. Let's follow Takashi on his  Slient Night Series. I went to Naka-Meguro, where there is a river with sakura trees lined up on the side. It looks nice at night with the illumination being done. I got bored when I saw it. Ok, bad habit of mine is that I get bored easily. Sure, sakura at night is pretty, but I wasn’t interested at that moment for some reason. I ended up exploring the alleys around Naka-Meguro. I found something different... (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); About Takashi Takashi is a freelance photographer currently based in Tokyo, Japan. Looking forward to see more of his work. For more information: http://www.gstakeshi.com

Ready-Constructed Huts by Muji

Ready-Constructed Huts by Muji

Taking a break from the busy city of Tokyo is always a good thing and wildy rewarding. Well the famous Japanese brand Muji made ready-constructed huts for getting out and escaping the "hustle and bustle". Launched during Tokyo Design Week 2015, these huts will be on sale next year. We stuck inside alone. I enjoy reading. We indulge in the delusion. I hear the sound of rain. It sucks the delicious air. The muffled with family and friends. It encloses the fireplace. I enjoy nature. I enjoy the conversation that can not be usually. The escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, please experience the cozy space. Hut of Wood by Naoto Fukasawa All Rights to Muji All Rights to Muji Hut of Cork by Jasper Morrison All Rights to Muji All Rights to Muji All Rights to Muji Hut of Aluminum by Konstantin Grcic All Rights to Muji All Rights to Muji All Rights to Muji Links To learn more about the Muji Huts: https://www.muji.com/jp/mujihut Images via Dezeen

Japan Street Photography by Yuma Yamashita

Japan Street Photography by Yuma Yamashita

I've been following Yuma's work ever since I saw his feature on Herschel Supply about Tokyo. Wandered 3 cities of Japan myself, seeing his work makes me wanna go back and admire the work of Street photographers. Check him out! All Rights to Yuma Yamashita All Rights to Yuma Yamashita All Rights to Yuma Yamashita All Rights to Yuma Yamashita All Rights to Yuma Yamashita All Rights to Yuma Yamashita All Rights to Yuma Yamashita All Rights to Yuma Yamashita All Rights to Yuma Yamashita All Rights to Yuma Yamashita All Rights to Yuma Yamashita All Rights to Yuma Yamashita Links Follow Yuma on Instagram: https://instagram.com/yuma1983/

Shimida Corporation Branding by Masaomi Fujita

Shimida Corporation Branding by Masaomi Fujita

Masaomi Fujita is an Art Director at Tegusu, a creative and design office based in Tokyo and Yokohama. Since 2012, his studio specialized to a wide variety of works from concept planning to design work in CI and VI development for companies and shops. Check it out. Shimada Co., Ltd., an old firm established in 1921 and based in Nishiyodogawa-ku Osaka city, sells furniture materials and interior materials, as well as makes furniture. In response to the company’s consultation regarding CI renewal upon the office relocation, tegusu established CI and a guideline for use of it and designed signatures and business cards. All Rights to Masaomi Fujita All Rights to Masaomi Fujita All Rights to Masaomi Fujita All Rights to Masaomi Fujita All Rights to Masaomi Fujita All Rights to Masaomi Fujita All Rights to Masaomi Fujita All Rights to Masaomi Fujita All Rights to Masaomi Fujita All Rights to Masaomi Fujita Links More info about Masaomi Fujita: http://tegusu.com Follow Masaomi on Behance: https://www.behance.net/tegusu

Street Photography of Japan by Takashi Yasui

Street Photography of Japan by Takashi Yasui

In a middle of planning my next adventure to the islands of Japan and couldn't help surfing and looking for the street photographers that scattered the cities to find us the best angles of Japan. One Photographer that really caught my eye is Takashi Yasui who is a photographer based in Kyoto, Osaka, Tokyo. Check him out! Photography is a more of a pleasure, it is a passion. All Rights to Takashi Yasui All Rights to Takashi Yasui All Rights to Takashi Yasui All Rights to Takashi Yasui All Rights to Takashi Yasui All Rights to Takashi Yasui All Rights to Takashi Yasui All Rights to Takashi Yasui All Rights to Takashi Yasui All Rights to Takashi Yasui All Rights to Takashi Yasui All Rights to Takashi Yasui All Rights to Takashi Yasui All Rights to Takashi Yasui All Rights to Takashi Yasui All Rights to Takashi Yasui Links More info about Takashi Yasui: http://takashiyasui.com Follow Takashi Yasui on Instagram: https://instagram.com/_tuck4/