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Travel Photography: ABDZ hosting a Photowalk in Tokyo

Travel Photography: ABDZ hosting a Photowalk in Tokyo

Hi everyone, this is François here from ABDZ. I will be traveling to Tokyo this upcoming October and would love to host an ABDZ Photowalk. Would you be interested? We can explore the different neighborhoods of Tokyo where we can explore the Tokyo Skytree, Sensō-ji, Meiji Shrine, Harajuku and more. Whatever it is raining or not, it will be a great opportunity to meet some of you living in Japan or visiting just like me. Let's find a date (via Google Forms) and set up a checkpoint/time. You can get in touch with me via Twitter and Instagram. Let's find a date! Loading... More Links My Instagram ABDZ Instagram Asakusa is a district in Taitō, Tokyo - 2015 Asakusa is a district in Taitō, Tokyo - 2015 Some metro station in Tokyo - 2015

Tokyo Nights II: Pursuing Rain & Neons

Tokyo Nights II: Pursuing Rain & Neons

I always have been admiring the work of Liam Wong, his choice of colours are quite unique and inspiring. He is also responsible for a shift in what photographers would strive to shoot when visiting Tokyo, Japan especially on how they will edit the photos. As a kid of the 80s, I have been growing up with movie references like Blade Runner, Black Rain and the recent Blade Runner 2049. Tokyo Nights series are such a beautiful reflection of a cult era that we dearly love and still cherish nowadays. First of all, appreciating the references from movie scenes and turning them into a piece of art. You will notice that each piece somehow tells a story from its perspective filled with neons accompany with rain. It's just surreal and that is Liam Wong. More Links Personal Site Instagram Previously on ABDZ Make sure to follow Liam Wong on Instagram I like to capture moments after midnight and turn them into the surreal. Through my photog-raphy I channel my love for video games, film, science fiction and cyberpunk. Photo Gallery

Be Legendary. Nike Branding Concept for Tokyo 2020

Be Legendary. Nike Branding Concept for Tokyo 2020

Daniele Caruso is a freelance illustrator based in Swindon, United Kingdom. He is working mainly in illustration, graphic design and branding. We are taking a look at his branding concept for Nike: Be Legendary, for the upcoming and anticipated Tokyo 2020. With the tagline "legendary", Daniele included mythological creatures to create an artistic atmosphere alongside with the colour palette that totally reminds me of Dotonbori (the bright heart) from Osaka, Japan. What do you think? Would you like this kind of visual approach if it was from Nike. More Links danielecaruso.com Behance

Exploring teamLab Borderless: a digital art museum in Tokyo, Japan

Exploring teamLab Borderless: a digital art museum in Tokyo, Japan

I am personally quite excited to share this exhibition currently happening right now at the Mori Building, more precisely in Roppongi, Minato. In this exhibit and as I quote: "MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: teamLab Borderless present a borderless world that visitors can explore freely without following routes". Just to give an idea, you will experience about 50 interactive artworks, some completely new, in a huge 10,000 sqm area with five zones. The interactive artworks have no borders separating them from the other works. Some extend beyond their installation rooms and into the corridors, some overlap with other works and some even fuse with other works. Since there are no boundaries, the immersive works keep the boundaries between people in a state of continuous flux. Visitors physically enter and explore the works as well as experience interactions with other visitors. The result is a totally new kind of interactive digital art experience the likes of which cannot be found anywhere else in the world. The digital art museum will feature approximately 50 interactive artworks, some completely new, in a huge 10,000 sqm area with five zones. The interactive artworks have no borders separating them from the other works. Some extend beyond their installation rooms and into the corridors, some overlap with other works and some even fuse with other works. Since there are no boundaries, the immersive works keep the boundaries between people in a state of continuous flux. Visitors physically enter and explore the works as well as experience interactions with other visitors. The result is a totally new kind of interactive digital art experience the likes of which cannot be found anywhere else in the world. More Links Learn more about teamLab Borderless Video About teamLab teamLab (f. 2001) is an art collective, interdisciplinary group of ultratechnologists whose collaborative practice seeks to navigate the confluence of art, science, technology, design and the natural world. Various specialists such as artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians and architects form teamLab. teamLab aims to explore a new relationship between humans and nature, and between oneself and the world through art. Digital technology has allowed art to liberate itself from the physical and transcend boundaries. teamLab sees no boundary between humans and nature, and between oneself and the world; one is in the other and the other in one. Everything exists in a long, fragile yet miraculous, borderless continuity of life.

Who's Driving Tokyo Photography Series

Who's Driving Tokyo Photography Series

We have featured the work of Oleg Tolstoy before on ABDZ with the "The Tourist Trap" Series. Now he is back with a photography series entitled: Who's Driving Tokyo from one of my favourite places on Earth. This series has been featured on many outlets and now here on Abduzeedo. I love the sight of a unique and silent world of the Japanese taxi drivers, it's an interesting glimpse at their daily life. I soon discovered that this aloofness is not just personal, but professional: drivers rated ‘ y ūryō untensha ’ - excellent driver - have their own stands at major stations and special markings on their cabs. As people, we naturally crave connection, but even in this tiny enclosed space, the line between driver and passenger persists. I was intrigued by these professionals who spend most of their days in silence, despite often being sat less than a metre from another human being More Links Learn more about Oleg Tolstoy

Danchi Dreams Photographic Series by Cody Ellingham

Danchi Dreams Photographic Series by Cody Ellingham

Just to keep going from our Friday Feature, let's take a closer look at this photographic series by Cody Ellingham, a photographer and art direction based in Tokyo, Japan. He released this photographic series entitled: Danchi Dreams and you just gotta love the atmosphere! Tokyo is such a busy city but it gets pretty quiet at night and almost horror-like. I love how Cody used this tone for his series and away from the usual locations that we see all the time. Check it out and make sure to follow him on Instagram. DANCHI DREAMS will launch on May 12 at a former factory turned into a gallery in the Tokyo district of Koto. It is the work of Cody Ellingham, now a Tokyo-based photographer who found fame in 2017 with his DERIVE series of futuristic Tokyo cityscapes. More Links Learn more about Cody Ellingham Follow the work of Cody Ellingham on Instagram Photography A kind of spaceship. . . . . . #DANCHI #CBJE #CodyEllingham #団地 #newtopographics #noicemag #subjectivelyobjective #phroommagazine #broadmag #lekkerzine #paperjournalmag #verybusymag #thisaintartschool #rentalmag #somewheremagazine #collecmag #tokyocameraclub #東京カメラ部 #magnumphotos #burnmagazine #onbooooooom #gupmagazine #rentalmagazine #streetdreamsmag #theheavycollective #ignantpicoftheday #rentalmag #minimalzine #imaginarymagnitude #nightphotography A post shared by CODY ELLINGHAM (@cbje_tokyo) on Mar 30, 2018 at 6:23am PDT DANCHI emerged across Japan in the 1960s to cope with rapidly growing urban populations. They were not just housing projects, but something to aspire to – a vision of a harmonious life and Japan’s new found prosperity.  Half a century later DANCHI are in decay. The concrete symbol of Japan’s economic miracle and post-war identity are slowly being forgotten and some are already gone. . . . . . #DANCHI #CBJE #CodyEllingham #団地 #newtopographics #noicemag #subjectivelyobjective #phroommagazine #broadmag #lekkerzine #paperjournalmag #verybusymag #thisaintartschool #rentalmag #somewheremagazine #collecmag #tokyocameraclub #東京カメラ部 #magnumphotos #burnmagazine #onbooooooom #gupmagazine #rentalmagazine #streetdreamsmag #theheavycollective #ignantpicoftheday #rentalmag #minimalzine #imaginarymagnitude #nightphotography A post shared by CODY ELLINGHAM (@cbje_tokyo) on Mar 14, 2018 at 6:12am PDT I look up at these exhausted blocks of concrete and steel that were once the dream of a new Japan. I asked the question "What happens when modern architecture becomes old?" DANCHI DREAMS will be on display at Atelier Takiguchi on May 12 & 13 in Tokyo – details coming soon. . . . . . #DANCHI #CBJE #CodyEllingham #団地 #newtopographics #noicemag #subjectivelyobjective #phroommagazine #broadmag #lekkerzine #paperjournalmag #verybusymag #thisaintartschool #rentalmag #somewheremagazine #collecmag #myfeatureshoot #lensculture #magnumphotos #burnmagazine #onbooooooom #gupmagazine #rentalmagazine #streetdreamsmag #theheavycollective #ignantpicoftheday #rentalmag #minimalzine #imaginarymagnitude #nightphotography A post shared by CODY ELLINGHAM (@cbje_tokyo) on Mar 8, 2018 at 4:42am PST The Decline of the Dream. . . . . . #DANCHI #CBJE #CodyEllingham #団地 #wtns #newtopographics #noicemag #subjectivelyobjective #phroommagazine #broadmag #lekkerzine #paperjournalmag #ifyouleave #verybusymag #thisaintartschool #rentalmag #somewheremagazine #collecmag A post shared by CODY ELLINGHAM (@cbje_tokyo) on Mar 2, 2018 at 6:12am PST Tonight at @ Pecha Kucha Night Tokyo I will be officially announcing my new photography project exploring the Dream, the Decline, and the Decay of DANCHI – Japanese Public Housing Apartments. . . . . . #DANCHI #CBJE #CodyEllingham #団地 #wtns #newtopographics #noicemag #subjectivelyobjective #phroommagazine #broadmag #lekkerzine #paperjournalmag #ifyouleave #verybusymag #thisaintartschool #rentalmag #somewheremagazine #collecmag A post shared by CODY ELLINGHAM (@cbje_tokyo) on Feb 27, 2018 at 1:43pm PST ⚡️ I will be introducing my new photographic series DANCHI at Pecha Kucha Tokyo next Wednesday night in Roppongi. DANCHI public housing apartments range from 3 and 4 story blocks on the edges of cities, to massive complexes housing tens of thousands of people. The architecture of these new concrete communities replaced the wood and dirt of Old Japan and brought with them the promise of a bright future, but what do they mean today? . . . . . #DANCHI #CBJE #CodyEllingham #団地 #wtns #newtopographics #noicemag #subjectivelyobjective #phroommagazine #broadmag #lekkerzine #paperjournalmag #ifyouleave #verybusymag #thisaintartschool #rentalmag #somewheremagazine #collecmag #nextjauntmag #fubiz A post shared by CODY ELLINGHAM (@cbje_tokyo) on Feb 21, 2018 at 6:58am PST How does architecture change people? ⚡️ A glimpse at the new series「DANCHI 団地」from Cody Ellingham (CBJE) . . . . #DANCHI #CBJE #CodyEllingham #団地 #wtns #newtopographics #noicemag #subjectivelyobjective #phroommagazine #broadmag #lekkerzine #paperjournalmag #ifyouleave #verybusymag #thisaintartschool #rentalmag #somewheremagazine #collecmag A post shared by CODY ELLINGHAM (@cbje_tokyo) on Feb 14, 2018 at 3:09pm PST Dreams of DANCHI 団地 ~ A sneak peak at my new series exploring massive public housing projects in Japan, known as DANCHI. . . . . #DANCHI #CBJE #CodyEllingham #団地 #wtns #newtopographics #noicemag #subjectivelyobjective #phroommagazine #broadmag #lekkerzine #paperjournalmag #ifyouleave #verybusymag #thisaintartschool #rentalmag #somewheremagazine #collecmag A post shared by CODY ELLINGHAM (@cbje_tokyo) on Feb 14, 2018 at 4:56am PST Join me on a journey into the world of Japanese Public Housing, known as DANCHI,  but which many people call home. 「DANCHI 団地」 A New Series by Cody Ellingham (CBJE) A post shared by CODY ELLINGHAM (@cbje_tokyo) on Feb 12, 2018 at 2:03pm PST The hour has struck 5pm, a short melody rings out over the loudspeaker with an eerie echo. The dream of DANCHI. < A sneak peak at the new photographic series from the creator of DERIVE, Cody Ellingham (CBJE) > . . . . #DANCHI #CBJE #CodyEllingham #団地 #wtns #newtopographics #noicemag #subjectivelyobjective #phroommagazine #broadmag #lekkerzine #paperjournalmag #ifyouleave #verybusymag #thisaintartschool #rentalmag #somewheremagazine #collecmag A post shared by CODY ELLINGHAM (@cbje_tokyo) on Feb 16, 2018 at 7:11am PST Locked from the outside. 空室 . . . . . #DANCHI #CBJE #CodyEllingham #団地 #wtns #newtopographics #noicemag #subjectivelyobjective #phroommagazine #broadmag #lekkerzine #paperjournalmag #ifyouleave #verybusymag #thisaintartschool #rentalmag #somewheremagazine #collecmag A post shared by CODY ELLINGHAM (@cbje_tokyo) on Mar 6, 2018 at 4:36am PST

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  

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

An Editorial School Project: Xplore Newsletter

An Editorial School Project: Xplore Newsletter

Nothing to start off your Weekend with an editorial project made by a graphic design student. The project is called: Xplore Newsletter and it has been designed by Parmuditho Wahyudhana. Remove the fact that I loved his choice of subject which was the city of Tokyo but I enjoyed his treatment on the layout with different shapes into the grid to make everything messy and unique at the same time. I also enjoyed his direction on the pictures with a psychedelic approach that gives you an impression of Japan from the 60s, beautiful work Parmuditho! Looking forward to see more of you in the future. Behind this school project is the work from Parmuditho Wahyudhana who is a graphic design student from Jakarta, Indonesia. You should definitely follow his work on Behance. Newsletter about tourism and travel, assignment from typography class. The brief is to designing a Newsletter about one of the asian country, the contents it can be about traveling, politics, culture and etc.

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.  

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.

Tokyo Nights: A Different World

Tokyo Nights: A Different World

Around 6 months ago, I spent 2 weeks in Japan with family and close friends. I can seriously talk for days how much I loved my experience and how it affected my daily life now. I would say through all my traveling, my favourite city was Tokyo. With all its glory, there was also its darkness and dark corners but the whole city totally safe but it was part of the atmosphere. I am totally digging Liam Wong series about Tokyo. From the colours, the tones and it almost feel like a painting. About Liam Wong Liam is a Game Graphic Design Director over at Ubisoft currently based in Montreal, Canada. We forward to see more from Liam and his work. For more information: http://liamwong.squarespace.com/.

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

Tony Murmurings by Franck Bohbot

Tokyo Murmurings by Franck Bohbot

I have been trying to improve my photography skills and I have to say, it's tough. Taking photos seem simple, and it's actually super simple, but training your eyes to see beauty on the day-to-day things is another story. I believe it requires time and practice. Looking to things from a different perspective, or trying to use the rule of thirds for everything is a very demanding task for my brain. For others, like Franck Bohbot that seems to be a piece of cake. We have posted about Franck a couple of times here on ABDZ but every time he publishes something new we feel obliged to post, so we all can train our eyes for street photography.  The photos we are sharing here today are from his collection Tokyo Murmurings, the complete body of work contains between 150 and 200 photographs. We will share just a few. It's also always important to remind all that those images are coypright of Franck Bohbot. You can also follow him on Instagram for archive and new work. At night, the Japanese capital sleeps deeply but isn’t drowned in darkness nor lost in silence. The highly traveled areas of the city transform into a sleeping megalopolis. There, you discover the city’s whispers, its secret passages, and become immersed in oversized typography and images of childhood heroes decorating vertiginous walls. © Franck Bohbot About Franck Bohbot Born in the southernmost suburbs of Paris, France, photographer Franck Bohbot moved to New York City in 2013, and is currently based out of Brooklyn. He is a documentarian with an eye for the theatrical who found his way to photography by way of cinema, and although he turned his focus fully to photography in 2008, the formal and aesthetic influences of the cinematographic form continue to underlie his present work. For more information check out http://www.franckbohbot.com

Some Branding Projects for Amazon Japan by Hiromi Maeo

Some Branding Projects for Amazon Japan by Hiromi Maeo

Hiromi Maeo is a designer from Tokyo, Japan. Founded his company Enhanced Inc in Japan, Hiromi has worked with brands like Google and Amazon for example that we are showcasing today. Introducing some projects that he worked for their creative team. All Rights to Hiromi Maeo All Rights to Hiromi Maeo All Rights to Hiromi Maeo All Rights to Hiromi Maeo All Rights to Hiromi Maeo All Rights to Hiromi Maeo All Rights to Hiromi Maeo All Rights to Hiromi Maeo Links Find out more about Hiromi Maeo: https://www.behance.net/enhanced_hiromimaeo

UI/UX Tokyo Explorer

UI/UX Tokyo Explorer

Ysa Pinheiro is a young designer who created this amazing curated city guide for the ones looking to get the best out of Tokyo. For more from from Isa Pinheiro visit behance.net/isapinheiro and isapinheiro.com.

Tokyo Desu Photography Series by Nina Geometrieva

Tokyo Desu Photography Series by Nina Geometrieva

Nina Geometrieva is a designer that focus into Graphic Design, Illustration and Branding. On her recent trip to Japan, she worked on a collaboration with Damjan Cvetkov Dimitrov on taking really stunning pictures/GIFs. Simply creative, give it a look! What sets Tokyo and Japan apart from the entire world was of course the attention to detail and detail within detail. The greasiest, darkest and most marginal street corners were impeccably clean. Not always the tidiest things but they worked and everything served it’s own purpose. If you stepped into the right street corner, you could see where Motoko Kusanagi from the anime Ghost in the Shell would run through, chasing another cyberized perpetrator. All Rights to Nina Geometrieva All Rights to Nina Geometrieva All Rights to Nina Geometrieva All Rights to Nina Geometrieva All Rights to Nina Geometrieva All Rights to Nina Geometrieva All Rights to Nina Geometrieva All Rights to Nina Geometrieva All Rights to Nina Geometrieva Links See the full project here: https://goo.gl/2SPR5b Find out more about Nina Geometrieva: https://www.behance.net/ninageo Follow Nina on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/geometrieva