Apples & Owls does not promote cigarette smoking….but with packaging as good as this, we can make exceptions. On second thought, I highly recommend Cigarette Juice instead. Anyhow, ASYL is responsible for art direction of these which not only make it easier to distinguish flavors, but instead of a flip top opening, they slide out from the slide. Skillionaire!
Posts Tagged ‘Japan’
Masamichi Katayama is the divine genius behind many of the most innovative retails spaces that exist. It comes as no surprise that his web site exudes the same brillance.
Japan-based design team by the name of Clunky Design created these ready-to-assemble plastic rings. Fun! The masterminds behind Plarings (sounds like engrish, but is actually a very smart name…am I right?) are Kenta Ochiai and Hironori Sato, who wanted people to enjoy making and wearing the rings. And with their geometric, transformer style meets fashion, they are wearable for men and women. Check out their design process here.
Listen up, coz this is good. It involves mimes, human vending machines and free clothes. Uniqlo, a Japanese-based casual clothing brand, will be promoting their new line of Heat Tech Innerwear next month in Times Square. While most companies would just have reps handing free clothing to people, Uniqlo has an innovative way to distribute their goods. Uniqlo reps dressed in silver bodysuits will be scanning people with a thermometer device that detects cold spots on your body. Then, you go to a giant human vending machine with two mimes inside, press a button, they do a routine and then you get a free outfit. It doesn’t get much better than that. For more info, go here.
A commerical Nagi Noda art directed. Amazing.
I discovered some unfortunate news today that the uber talented, artist, director and all around visionary died this past Sunday of complications from a surgery she had after a bad car accident last year. I did a post on some of her work back in July and I’m quite saddened to hear this news. From a news article in Tokyomanga, it claimed, “She must have known she was going to die, because she got dressed up for it—she was wearing a Mark Ryden dress, Chanel boots, and Viktor and Rolf black lace eyelashes.” That is true Nagi Noda style. She will be missed.
All works consist of two separate worlds: the one we are living in now and the one we would all wish to inhabit. Broken Label is the fashion brand created by artist Mark Ryden and Nagi Noda. Now I’m not sure if that gets any better. Oh wait, just look at the art direction on their advertisements. And that mini top hat!