Artist Profile: Illustrations by Toronto’s Haejung Lee

Juxtapoz: 

Check out these images by Toronto-based artist Haejung Lee.

She explains of her work, “My obsession with documentation is reflected in my artistic practice. I make art because I want to, but more importantly, I make art because I feel the need to. It is like I’m rushing to write something down on a piece of paper before I forget, before the rushing of the blood or thumping of the heart fades away and disappears completely. I feel a strong need to spill it all out before my imagination alters the purest form of truth, dilutes the authentic emotion until it becomes something else entirely. My artworks represent little pieces of me that have been archived, which otherwise may be forgotten through time. They are the proof of my existence. They become almost like photographic images that captures both the physical and emotional aspects of moments in my life.” (http://justhaejunglee.com/home.html)

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Head Porter 2014 Spring/Summer “SAVANNA” Collection

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The latest drop from Japanese bag specialist Head Porter for the Spring/Summer 2014 season comes in the form of the label’s “SAVANNA” drop. Featuring a backpack and two totes alongside a wallet, card carrier, and iPhone case, the collection–which originally dropped back in 2007 and is now making its return for the first time–is marked by an all-over leopard-spotted motif.

Ranging in price from ¥3,800 JPY (approximately $37 USD) to ¥17,000 JPY (approximately $167 USD

BEDWIN & THE HEARTBREAKERS (Japan) 2014 Fall/Winter Collection

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Once again, Japanese label BEDWIN & THE HEARTBREAKERS brings out a stylish collection of goods appropriate for the colder months of 2014 fall/winter. The small yet tasteful line includes outerwear pieces such as leather-sleeved baseball jackets, wool pullovers and denims. Designed by Masafumi “Bebetan” Watanabe, the garments feature sharp designs upheld by a dapper aesthetic. Button-down shirts are teamed with slim cardigans and hooded sweatshirts are paired with bomber jackets for a smart-casual feel.

Check out the collection and keep an eye out for the pieces at BEDWIN & THE HEARTBREAKERS stockists as well as the brand’s online store in the near future.

 

Image of BEDWIN & THE HEARTBREAKERS 2014 Fall/Winter Collection

Image of BEDWIN & THE HEARTBREAKERS 2014 Fall/Winter Collection

Image of BEDWIN & THE HEARTBREAKERS 2014 Fall/Winter Collection

Image of BEDWIN & THE HEARTBREAKERS 2014 Fall/Winter Collection

Image of BEDWIN & THE HEARTBREAKERS 2014 Fall/Winter Collection

Image of BEDWIN & THE HEARTBREAKERS 2014 Fall/Winter Collection

 

 

The Seven Deadly Sins Anime Commercial Streamed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAJZIk2OrCY

 

Anime News Network:

 

The official website for the anime adaptation of Nakaba Suzuki‘s The Seven Deadly Sins manga began streaming a promotional video on Sunday. The anime series is slated to premiere on October 5.

The text and narration in the commercial says: “The strongest, worst knighthood. Once, there were seven deadly sins who were feared for planning to overthrow the kingdom. That adventure will overturn the world. Wrath. Envy. Greed. Sloth. Lust. Gluttony. Pride.”

In related news, the editorial department for Kodansha‘s Weekly Shōnen Magazine and related publications announced on Twitter on Friday that the series will get two novel adaptations, tentatively titled Shukumei no Nanoka-kan (Fate’s Seven-day Period) and Sekijitsu no Ōmiyako, Nanatsu no Chikai (The Kingdom of the Olden Days, The Oath of Seven).

Kodansha Comics, the publisher of the manga in North America, describes how the story begins:

 

When they were accused of trying to overthrow the monarchy, the feared warriors the Seven Deadly Sins were sent into exile. Princess Elizabeth discovers the truth – the Sins were framed by the king’s guard, the Holy Knights – too late to prevent them from assassinating her father and seizing the throne!

 

Now the princess is on the run, seeking the Sins to help her reclaim the kingdom. But the first Sin she meets, Meliodas, is a little innkeeper with a talking pig. He doesn’t even have a real sword! Have the legends of the Sins’ strength been exaggerated?

 

Suzuki launched the manga in Weekly Shōnen Magazine in 2012, and Kodansha Comics published the third English volume this month. Crunchyroll is posting the new chapters as they appear in Japan.

FORTY PERCENTS AGAINST RIGHTS (Japan) 2014 Summer Capsule

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Japanese cult favorite FORTY PERCENTS AGAINST RIGHTS is set to launch a new capsule collection for the season. The pet project of WTAPS founder Tetsu Nishiyama, FPAR’s exclamatory (or somewhat inflammatory) designs get new life on a limited release of T-shirts, bags, and a hat.

The pieces still maintain the distinct military aesthetic set by WTAPS, colored in mellow neutral colors and adorned with with standard issue brand logos. The FORTY PERCENTS AGAINST RIGHTS Summer 2014 capsule is now available exclusively at Just Like Honeyee.

 

Artist Profile: Katsumi Hayakawa’s “Void and Solid”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xauJXbUQDw

The Japanese artist Katsumi Hayakawa explores diverse notions related to space and perspective in VOID and SOLID, a new way of world making, his first solo exhibition in Spain. Hayakawa’s architectural sculptures, made out of varying paper densities, represent the human-made structures covering earth’s surface.

His attention to detail is apparent in the cuts and folds. Accompanied by a new series of paintings and drawings, the site-specific installation examines the impact of architectural density while maintaining the delicate nature of paper.

Disney’s Big Hero 6 – Official US Trailer 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3biFxZIJOQ

Set in a fictional future metropolis called San Fransokyo, Big Hero 6 follows a young robotics prodigy named Hiro Hamada who uncovers a criminal plot and must assemble a team of superheroes to save his city.

The cast includes Ryan Potter as Hiro Hamada, Scott Adsit as Baymax, TJ Miller as Fred, Jamie Chung as Go Go Tomago and Damon Wayans Jr as Wasabi, among others.