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Alice Kunisue
国陶アリス
Photo/Video, August 21st 2018
is a Franco-Japanese artist based in Paris. While, as an interdisciplinary practitioner, Alice enjoys expressing herself through a mixture of different media, in this interview she shares with us her developing interest in video direction and explains her unusual background. Read Interview →
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Akihiko Taniguchi
谷口暁彦
Art, June 17th 2018
is a Japanese media artist from Saitama, a northern suburb of Tokyo. While he’s probably best known as a brilliant 3D designer and music video director, this interview spotlights his core practice of media art, which cleverly blends the physical and digital worlds. Read Interview →
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Shota Mori
森翔太
Photo/Video, March 25th 2018
is a Japanese film-maker based in Tokyo. After turning away from a typical ‘salaryman’ path, Mori found himself floating between different low-wage part-time jobs, before taking up acting and then uploading his own videos to YouTube. In this interview, Mori, who now earns a living writing and directing TV ads and music videos tells us how he ended up here. Read Interview →
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Takahide Higuchi
foodman
Music, December 21st 2017
is a Japanese experimental musician based in Yokohama. While music played no part in his childhood, Takahide’s life now revolves around constructing and performing his unpredictable and always entertaining songs. Read Interview →
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Akiko Aoki
青木明子
Fashion, November 9th 2017
is a Japanese fashion designer whose eponymous brand, AKIKOAOKI, launched in 2014. The Tokyo-based creative, part of a new wave of designers with a European influence, describes how her frustration towards the way we perceive fashion has shaped her A/W 2017 collection. Read Interview →
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Kim Boutin & David Broner
DVTK
Graphics, August 15th 2017
is a design studio based in London, founded by Kim Boutin and David Broner. Specialised in designing immersive online experiences, in this interview, DVTK reveal their origins in Paris, explain the convictions which drive their creative practice and share their goal to become a multidisciplinary studio, with output that goes beyond the internet. Read Interview →
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Tezzo Suzuki
鈴木哲生
Graphics, April 10th 2017
is a Japanese graphic designer based in Tokyo. Specialising in lettering, typography and type design, Tezzo is a versatile designer with a strong interest in architecture and fashion. In this interview, Tezzo discusses his varied education and explores the importance of going beyond the scope of pure graphic design in his work, explaining why he mixes cultural and sociological issues into his design practice. Read Interview →
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Charlene Man
Art, February 13th 2017
is an illustrator from Hong Kong, based between London and her home town. While during her early career Charlene worked mainly on commissions for brands and designers, she has recently undergone a transition in her artistic life, now focusing on more personal output. In this interview, Charlene unveils the messages behind the artwork featured in her most recent exhibition, DOWN TIME, also exploring how her family and previous jobs have influenced her practice. Read Interview →
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Jun Yokoyama
横山純
Photo/Video, January 16th 2017
is a Japanese photographer based in Tokyo whose camera hobby, which he began during his stay in London in May 2015 as an exchange student, has now become his livelihood. In this interview, Jun talks us through his sudden yet deep immersion into the grime scene in London, also sharing some lesser known themes that he covers in his photographs and exploring the overarching message behind his work. Read Interview →
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Felix Treadwell
Art, December 10th 2016
is a British artist from London who expresses his ideas through painting. A new student at the Royal College of Art, Felix joined us to discuss the deeper meaning behind his seemingly light-hearted artwork, explaining why painting is the medium he feels most comfortable with and exploring how his student exchange in Kyoto has empowered his artistic practice. Read Interview →
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