Japanese ‘free-art’ magazine

Nominated by: Jon Turner, Enterprise IG

Item: Japanese ‘free-art’ magazine

Design: Madoka Iwabuchi and Takuya Yamada

Publisher: Tsuyoshi Takashiro, Future Pirates and Daisuke Fujimi, Media Design & Art

Editor: Masahiro Hattori and Minoru Fumikawa, Go Public

Country of origin: Japan

Contact: 00 81 3 5457 1061

Jon Turner chose this A6-sized publication because, ‘some of the spreads are great, even if it is unashamedly indulgent and even unnecessary. Even for an art publication it’s apparent this comes from the land of Hello Kitty, particularly in the “boyfriend address” page with icons of little willies printed beneath the area for names and contact numbers, allowing the reader to mark according to their set criteria.’

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