Posts Tagged ‘Japan’

Japan Earthquake Relief Print Series


The Poster Cause Project has just released their first batch of prints to benefit the doctors without borders program in their relief efforts in Japan. This is a great way to not only support artists, but to help Japan as well. 75% of profits from the sales of these posters will go towards the amazing doctors working tirelessly after the devastating earthquake and tsnuami in Japan. Our friend Ryan Bubnis has one of his designs up for sale on the site, so head over the the poster cause project to see all the posters and see how you can help.


Photo Of The Day

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A flotilla of Nomura jelly fish off the coast of Japan. These jellies have been invading Japanese waters in unheard of numbers over the last few years, scientists don’t yet know why there are so many in waters they do not normally venture.


Preserving Tokyo

 

With the gentrification of seedy neighborhoods on the rise, the release of Watanabe Katsumi’s book Gangs of Kabukicho, serves as a visual record of Shinjuku’s red light district.  The photographs are from the 1960s and 70s and capture characters of violence, sex and transgression. Watanabe died last year at the age of 67. This book is a testament to his incredible ability to capture subtlety.