Rainbow Finder  – the 7eleven Anime

Rainbow Chaser will make you smile, shed a tear, and maybe crave a steamed pork bun.

Featuring character concepts by manga artist Karuho Shiina, of Kimi ni Todoke fame, and visual production collaboration from anime studios CoMix Wave Films (Your Name, Weathering with You) and Orange (Land of the Lustrous, Beastars), Rainbow Finder focuses on four teenage friends: track star Hitomi (voiced by Maaya Uchida), her sister Nanami (Haruka Fukuhara), good-natured goofball Akira (Takuya Eguchi), and cool and collected Toru (Natsuki Hanae).

So far, these are the only three episodes of Rainbow Chaser, released at a pace of one a month, that have been produced, but considering how beautiful and emotionally compelling they are, hopefully there’ll be more to come.

Source: Your Name studio, famous manga artist create beautiful romantic anime…that’s 7-Eleven ad【Vids】 | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

Stylish new Experience Japan Pictograms are here to enhance your Japan travels and knowledge | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

Over 250 pictograms to support tourism in Japan from a visual design perspective are free to download to learn more about Japanese culture.Nippon Design Center, in collaboration with Daikoku Design Institute, has released an ever-growing series of pictograms centered on diverse Japanese sightseeing, travel, and cultural experiences. These symbols were designed to provide visual support for tourists in Japan and to allow them to dig a little deeper into the stories behind common cultural artifacts. Even better, they’re perfectly free for anyone to download and use in personal projects.Check out this small sampling of the currently available 250+ pictograms (which also include a few animated icons as well) that were crafted under the concepts of “universality” and “aesthetics.”

Source: Stylish new Experience Japan Pictograms are here to enhance your Japan travels and knowledge | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

XXXX Swatchbook – Evelin Kasikov

This book is about print, but printed without a trace of ink.
It is a personal project that I have been slowly working on past 6 years. This massive project brings together my love for book design and my experimental approach to craft.

The book is made of:

4 colours
16 elements
400 colour combinations
219.647 stitches

In the four colour printing process, the patterns of small overlapping dots create full range of colour. Here the process is tactile and three-dimensional. My inks are threads in CMYK colours: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black. All elements in the book are hand-embroidered: the swatches, the title pages, the grid papers, and binding.

Source: XXXX Swatchbook – Evelin Kasikov – Art Direction & Graphic Design – London

  • BAKAs Note – this may be the third of fourth blog i have shared this book on over the years. its amazing, and i will continue to share it.

Straight out of an Anime – Meteor captured above Torii Gate

Shizuoka Prefecture’s Izu Peninsula is famous for its beautiful coastline, and the region is a popular getaway destination for Tokyoites who want to spend a weekend relaxing in its quiet seaside towns. But in the early hours of last Sunday morning Japanese Twitter user @rain_mcz wasn’t staring at the sea, but gazing at the stars near Shirahama Shrine in the town of Shimoda.Being a photography buff, @rain_mcz also had a tripod set up, and that turned out to be extremely fortunate, because life doesn’t give you too many chances to take a picture as perfectly beautiful as this.

Source: Stars align and magic happens in meteor shrine photos from Japan coast