London Anime Con 5: Highlights

 June/July London Anime Con is upon us and the ques have formed, discounts have been announced and guests have been secured. All you need is a stop watch to see if they weren’t lying about the minimum fifteen minute wait in the queue. Queuing from noon on Saturday 30th June, we only waited ten minutes! You […]

Mayamada: Making Manga Inspired Streetwear

No doubt if you’re an avid expo-er (goer of expos) you would have come across this indie manga streetwear brand Mayamada. Basically they’re a bunch of engineering and computer science graduates (also known as IT geeks) who jumped on the idea which began as a coursework project. The reason: Why not? The brand was founded […]

Pop up Maid Cafe in Camden

When:15th July Where? HELLENIC Restaurant 9a Delancey Street, Camden Town, London  NW1 7NL Show me the money! Entry is £25 online in advance which includes a 3-course meal and entry to the event (secure payment via  Paypal). Otherwise it’s £35 on the door.  £5 optional Polaroid photo with maids (souvenir of your time). When to […]

Worldwide Dunny Series 2012 Artist Signing: London

Thursday, June 21, 2012 KIDROBOT INC around the world held signings at all their major stores in commemoration of their newest Dunny series, featuring 20 designs by 14 famous artists.                 DS2012 features the art ambassadors from the hands of Andrew Bell, Attaboy, Scribe, Jeremiah Ketner, Jon-Paul Kaiser, Junko Mizuno, Kronk, MAD, Mauro Gatti, […]

Squidballs Japan exhibist showcasing British Artists!

I’m currently doing some cross publicity for a film festival and was sent info about this exhibition in Japan showcasing British animators, illustrators – cool or what ? Squid Balls is a group exhibition in Japan curated by Rumpus Animation featuring illustration, animation, music videos, prints and drawings by a group of young British illustrators […]

Double Eyelids: The Japanese Controversial Fad

The “double-eyelid” or “futae mabuta” in Japan is more than just a fashion trend, after looking at the importance of fashion tribes – you’ve guessed it – the double eyelid holds a deeper meaning too. This is literally a Japanese woman wanting to look aesthetically like another ethnicity, crossing these cultural boundaries can be read […]