Tag Archives: Design

Call for Papers: Non-Latin Type Design and Human-Computer Interaction

FACE/INTERFACE Type Design and Human-Computer Interaction Beyond the Western World December 1-2, 2017 Stanford University In connection with the Fall 2017 Stanford University Libraries exhibition, “Facing the World: Non-Latin Type Design, 1450 to Now,” we will be holding an international … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Pigeon Heels

If you haven’t seen the Pigeon Heels posts going around in English-language media semi-uncredited, you’re in for a treat. Here are the original Japanese posts by Keiko Otsuhata (as known as Keiko Ohata), who created a pair of shoes that looked like … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: A See-Through Home

If you’ve studied Japanese architecture or watched Japanese period dramas (jidai geki 時代劇), you’ve probably noticed how sliding doors in manors could be opened to reveal an atrium to allow the occupants to be close to nature. The “Hiroshima Hut” modernizes that concept … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Japanese Design: Art, Aesthetics, and Culture

Japanese Design: Art, Aesthetics & Culture Patricia J. Graham What exactly is the singular attraction of Japanese design? And why does Japanese style speak so clearly to so many people all over the world? The Japanese sensibility often possesses an intuitive, … Continue reading

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Internship: ArtAsiaPacific [Hong Kong] [unpaid]

Company: ArtAsiaPacific (AAP) Location: Hong Kong Type: unpaid, full time Length: 3-4 months Deadline: Aug. 20, 2014, for fall; Nov. 20, 2014, for winter (see details) Education: current undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates Credit available ArtAsiaPacific (AAP) is accepting … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Modern Japanese Crests

Here’s a fun link I stashed away since earlier this year: Japanese family crests, or kamon have been embedded in all kinds of items since premodern times, from ceramics and kimono to castles. These days, you might find them most often on samurai … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Japanese Railway Tourism Posters from the 1930s

The nephew of an antique-shop owner discovered a collection of gorgeous Japan Rail tourism posters from the ’30s. Now restored, all 15 posters will be auctioned off on Heritage on March 22. The design is reminiscent both of hanga and … Continue reading

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