Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Kamogawa and Tokyo Tower

I went to Tokyo Tower recently and made it right to the top. From there you can see the fantastic 1,091 foot view over the Tokyo skyline. Bellow you can see the beautifully lit Rainbow bridge in Odaiba.

Here are a few more photos from Kamogawa. Here you can see a creepy run down Japanese fishing town we visited.

And more from Shinjuku


Friday, 2 January 2009

Three White/ How Very Tokyo.

Over christmas I was given the opportunity to work at `Three White` design studio in Shibuya, Tokyo.
I was able to work on a project and see the everyday workings of a studio in Japan.
There was also a Japanese student there who had been doing an internship for the past month. She said that it had been a very useful time as in Japan it is quite rare to offer internships to students and the director of the company, Miho Tanaka, said that it can sometimes be difficult for design students to gain much needed experience.
So thanks again for everything.

Stupidly, I forgot to take photos but this is the website:


Also, I recently went to a really good exhibiton in Tokyo called `How Very Tokyo`.

It was organised by a Japanese graphic Designer (http://www.studiokanna.com/) that studied at the RCA and wanted to make a better connection between designers in the UK and Japan.
She invited 14 British graphic designers to design a poster from the theme `Tokyo`.
The designers included people from Bibliotheque, North and GTF.
Here is a link where you can see photos and buy the posters etc...


Monday, 29 December 2008

Seaworld/ Kamogawa trip

We took a recent trip to Seaworld and met the dolphins/ Penguins/ killer whales etc...
We also went to a Japanese castle (according to this one they were all made of plastic and had lifts inside them) and became samurai....


Thought we`d add a load of photos to show you what we`ve been doing/eating and hanging out with etc...

Saturday, 29 November 2008

Tokyo Photography Project -Asakusa-

The most recent assignment we`ve been assigned is a photography project in which we have been asked to represent old and new Japan. Last weekend we went on a 2 day field trip to Tokyo visiting the beautiful old temple district of Asakusa, the home of electronic goods and manga Akihabara and the futuristic island of Odaiba. Collectively me and Kalvin collected hundreds of photos and this week we will start piecing them all together for some kind of digital presentation. Hope you like my photos.