Monday, May 18, 2009

Tokyo Design Festa 2009

contemporary Japanese art from one stand at Tokyo Design Festa 2009
Just one of 2,000 stands, originally uploaded by jonallen01966.

I went to the Tokyo Big Sight exhibition centre for the Design Festa at the weekend. Over 2,000 local and international exhibitors took part in this extravaganza of art, fashion and design.

The stands showed the artist's enormous imagination in a wide variety of media from oils and watercolours to wire, glass and plastics. Most of the items were for sale: everything including post cards, T-shirts, shoes, bags, clothes, wigs, hats and general nick knacks.

Some of my favourites include A Banana and Cream Facial and a cheeky design on wood. More of my photos on flickr , an excellent selection from lhuga and a 12 second video of some hungry money boxes that eat coins.

The festival happens twice a year and is happening next on the weekend of Oct 24th and 25th 2009.


Anonymous said...

Hey there!

I wish I'd gone to the Design Festa this year. I missed it and afterwards kept reading good things about it.

But I have to confess that I went once a few years ago, and I wasn't really very impressed. It seems like the quality of the work's really improved.

Nice blog, love the name, by the way!


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