Collector extraordinaire Shinobu Machida speaks on one of Japan's most recognizable characters: Fujiya Co.'s mascot, Peko-chan. Here he shows off 20 of the nearly 300 different variations of Peko-chan he has photographed. You'll see Peko-chan in her overalls, a kimono, even mermaid Peko-chan!
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BY YONGQING LIU
@ VOL 13
ON MAY 18, 2013
Yongqing Liu is a Secretary-General of Shenzhen Graphic Design Association. His amazing design works utilizing Chinese characters and fonts for products and branding is a combination of historical background and his own feelings toward life. Unfortunatley, Yonging Liu was unavailable, and a friend of his presented for him instead.
Candee Noir: Genesis of a Character, Journey of a Short Film
BY KELLY SHIPE
@ VOL 12
ON AUG 19, 2014
Kelly Shipe goes into depth on the journey of the production of the short film "Candee Noir", beginning with the creation of the film's main character and culminating with the premiere of the final edit in New York City.
BY JUHO VIITASALO
@ VOL 120
ON DEC 16, 2014
"There are not so many brands that can actually do this..."
In Branding Christmas from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 120, industrial designer Juho Viitasalo took to the stage for a holiday branding exercise, examining just how far the branding of Christmas and Santa Claus has managed to propel these two things to worldwide popularity.
Girl Power! 3D and CG Modeled Characters
BY MIKA SAWAE
@ VOL 139
ON SEP 28, 2016
Mika Sawae leads the creators’ unit, “Tsukurujo.” She will be presenting on the process of making various and numerous 3D and CG modelled characters, and the processes of assigning each with distinct motifs and unique voices to capture the attention and imagination of their audience.
Character a Day
BY YEKA HASKI
@ VOL 159
ON SEP 26, 2018
Yeka Haski is a multi-media artist, creating character-related artworks, illustrations and product design. In April 2018 she started a project called "Character a day" to challenge herself and to understand why we all love characters so much, and how to make a great one.
Yeka Haski はキャラクターをモチーフにしてイラストやデザインを創り出すマルチメディアアーティスト。2018年4月には ”Character a Day” (1日1キャラ) というプロジェクトを始動し、なぜ私たちはキャラクターが好きなのか、そして人気のキャラクターを生み出すにはどうすれば良いかを模索している。