Japanese artist draws uses toast as his canvas

Dilsey Reader Find

By Dilsey in New Art on Sunday 5 January 2014

We’ve seen anime in all shapes and forms – from cosplayers to the extreme individuals who undergo plastic surgery to resemble their favourite heroes. But Hittomii, a Japanese-artist, draws anime on toast. Cocoa powder, green tea powder and turmeric powder are just some of the ingredients used to create these awesome masterpieces.

Read more

Your favourite characters in S&M garb

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 17 December 2013

Who doesn’t love a little S&M now and then? Well, if you’re feeling alone in your fetish, these characters in full S&M garb will make you feel right at home. These sculptures by Richard Ankron were at the Art Basel Miami and in a simple project statement, Ankron explains that the ‘objects are selected by their character, cleaned, masked, dipped or poured several times with synthetic rubber.’

Read more

Anime characters as weathermen

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Saturday 7 December 2013

Oh, Japan. You never fail to be so interesting. Did you know? Japanese weathermen use anime characters in helping deliver the news, and generally make the weather more interesting. NHK, Japan’s biggest network, has characters like Haru-chan, Spring-chan, Rainy Season-chan, Summer Shougun, Fall-chan, and Winter Shougan. What a brilliant idea, right? I would infinitely like […]

Read more

Hayo Miyazaki characters get Art Nouveau’d

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Saturday 28 September 2013

Hayao Miyazaki is a Japanese film maker, animator, manga artist, screenwriter, and producer. His films, such as Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Nausicaa, and My Neighbor Totoro, have garnered worldwide acclaim and praise. So basically he’s like the Japanese Walt Disney (He even has a matching moustache! Sort of).

Read more (1 comment)

Celebrities with manga makeovers

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 25 September 2013

We don’t even recall how we got here, but these manga-inspired images of celebrities are pretty cool. Who knew, for instance, that Scarlett Johansson could look right at home as a pink-haired manga babe with emerald green doll-like eyes?

Read more (1 comment)

Mandarake: a hideout for anime and manga fans

Dirty Robot Reader Find

By Dirty Robot in Cool Websites on Tuesday 13 August 2013

If you love cool toys, anime, manga and video-games, then look no further than Mandarake. It has it all and is pretty much the first point of call to find certain things that are no longer available, or if you just generally want something fresh. The love I have for this shop is just too […]

Read more

Kawaii Batman and other unlikely crossovers

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 24 May 2013

We don’t know how we ended up at this gem online with these unlikely mashups of Japanese and US pop culture. We don’t know what kind of demented mind thinks of something as random as Kawaii Batman, Doreamon Alien or, yes, even a Pika Fuhrer — but we dig it.

Read more

Ghost in the Shell: Arise trailer

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Film on Thursday 21 February 2013

Here’s a sneak peak from Ghost in the Shell: Arise. I don’t understand Japanese, but the intriguing scenes of a beautiful girl lifting her hands to reveal her cyber robot prosthetics captured my attention right away. Originally created in 1989 as written Manga, this cyberpunk series is getting a face-lift for modern audiences. As a […]

Read more

Well-endowed Mortal Combat mousepad

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Products on Monday 4 February 2013

If you’re into anime or well-endowed women, this is the mousepad for you. I’m sure it’s very helpful for computer users with carpal tunnel syndrome, but it might be a little awkward around the workplace.

Read more

Illustrations of anime characters made in the foam of latte

Rondal Scott III Reader Find

By Rondal Scott III in New Art on Thursday 29 November 2012

I always have great respect for people who seem incapable of turning off their creativity, people like Kazuki Yamamoto who has seemingly mastered the art of illustrating various characters (mostly anime) in the foam of a latte. Aside from anime, Yamamoto has also illustrated the likes of Popeye, TinTin, Link (Legend of Zelda), Charlie Brown and The Beatles – each with an impressive level of detail and made even more inspiring when you consider the patience it takes to complete each one.

Read more

Unintentionally funny anime subtitles

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Friday 14 September 2012

Admit it, part of the fun from watching foreign language shows comes from seeing how the subtitles get amusingly mangled beyond recognition. At least it’s that way for us. Japanese anime is typically subbed by well-meaning fans whose command of English can get quite out of hand. This fine blog captures these unintentionally funny moments in Japanese anime when the subs get wonky. 

Read more (1 comment)

Magomed Dovjenko fuses anime with fashion

Saad Moosajee Reader Find

By Saad Moosajee in New Art on Monday 27 August 2012

German-based illustrator Magomed Dovjenko’s latest effort is an online collection of illustrations that fuses popular anime characters with well-known fashion brands. Dovjenko’s passion for Japanese culture and high fashion radiates through the series.

Read more

You Know You Dead Azz Wrong

Marquita Taylor Reader Find

By Marquita Taylor in Cool Websites on Friday 3 December 2010

A little make-up is nice, but some people go way too far. Have you ever wanted to look like your favorite anime character? All the make-up artist had to do was literally close her eyes and her dream came true. This girl looks like one of the characters from Sailor Moon.

Read more

Ultra Monsters by Takayoshi Mizuki

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Saturday 24 April 2010

As a kid, anime, manga, and Japanese toy design captivated me much more than anything available in America. Takayoshi Mizuki was one of the artists responsible for creating amazing paintings of Ultra Monsters between 1965 and 1972. Pink Tentacle just posted a nice selection of his best work.

Read more

Richard Wilkinson

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Design on Thursday 4 June 2009

Inspired by Hayao Miyazaki and Satochi Kon anime and post-war Japanese advertisements and graphic design, illustrator Richard Wilkinson also brings in touches of cinema and 50s poster design to his elegant, line-driven images. His careful palette of muted colors creates a glowing, mysterious atmosphere.

Read more

close

Like us on Facebook

Don't show this again