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Whither Adobe? Issues With Accurate Printing From Lightroom and Photoshop | Luminous Landscape

Over the past 25 years the photographic industry as a whole and Adobe in particular have invested a fortune of time, resources and money to …

The 10 Best Stationery Stores in Tokyo

Japan is a paper-lover’s paradise—here's where to find the best selection.<p>For anyone who appreciates feather-light stationery, beautiful notebooks and cards, and pens you'd hate to lose, Japan is as good as its gets. The only real issue is choosing where to go to stock up—which is why we've …

2015 Kanji of the Year: “An” Juxtaposes Security and Unease

As the year draws to a close, kanji lovers turn their attention to the famous 13-meter-high wooden platform at Kyoto’s Kiyomizudera for the unveiling …

What did Japanese art do to photography: Part 2

<b>What did Japanese art do to photography: Part 2</b> Japanese woodblock prints<i>The Group</i>Santo Domingo. 1980. © Alex WebbWhy do we photograph random groups …

Otto Kunzli's real 'statement jewelry'

“<i>Cozticteocuilatl</i> is the Aztec term for gold and it literally translates into ‘the yellow feces of the gods,’ ” says Swiss artist Otto Kunzli, who is …

Man doesn’t want to waste money on software, creates brilliant illustrations on Excel instead

What do you do when you want to <b>draw a picture on your compute</b>r, but Paint just won’t cut it and you don’t have the money to invest in any software? …

The New Look of Traditional Japanese Ceramics

Today, the Museum of Arts and Design opens its exhibition “Japanese Kogei | Future Forward.” Kogei, which loosely translates to “artisan crafts,” is often associated with traditional arts of the island nation’s history. But the 12 contemporary artists included in this show all incorporate a degree …

The new-gen Japanese photographers killing it

It isn’t over the top to say Japan has a rather unique and special relationship with the medium. No photobook is quite as amazing as the publications coming out of Nippon. Following in the footsteps of masters like Moriyama, Araki and Sugimoto and respected younger names such as Takashi Homma and …

Ten alternative art galleries to seek out in Tokyo

With the news that one of Tokyo’s major performance spaces, Asahi Art Square, is to close in 2016, we decided to scratch beneath the surface and discover some of the city's more inconspicuous galleries and hubs. Unlike some other cities that conveniently cram a load of galleries into one small …

Li Xiaofeng Assembles Shards Of Ceramics Piece By Piece To Create Elaborate Clothing You Can Wear

Solid armors made out fragile pieces of porcelain. An unusual combination put together by Chinese artist Li Xiaofeng. He collects shards of ceramics …

5 Modern Magazines to Celebrate Art Basel in Miami Beach

Jenn de la Vega / December 3, 2014<p>Art Basel showcases new contemporary artwork with galleries and performance art in Basel, Hong Kong and Miami …

Ashley Rawlings, Renna Okubo on Blum & Poe Tokyo | Artinfo

TOKYO — Los Angeles-based gallery <b>Blum & Poe</b> unveiled their new downtown Tokyo space on September 18.<p>Designed by the emerging Tokyo-based …

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Grasping for Breath: The Underwater Photographs of Tomohide Ikeya

Submerged bodies in pools of water twist and flail; their silhouettes are distorted by refracted light as they flounder just beneath the surface. …

Kill Your Idols: Artist Collective 3 Embodies a New Generation of Japanese Art

Released in 1983, Sonic Youth’s post-punk declaration of irreverence “Kill Yr Idols” speaks to every younger generation’s need to assert independence …