Whenever the opportunity presents itself, here on S&T we love showing student work (see these three posts, for example) for 2 reasons. First, because there’s so much talent to be unearthed. And second, because they are the ones who really need the exposure!
Tuesday Thursday and running through the whole week is Sotten, Tokyo University of the Arts’ senior thesis exhibition. The main arena is the Daikanyama Hillside Terrace where, interspersed throughout the duration of the exhibition, there will be special events featuring notable alumni such as art director Michihiko Yanai (perhaps most know for his Tower Records slogan “No Music No Life) and musician Keiichiro Shibuya. But, after all, it’s all about the work. So below are a few hand-picked favorites.
Casaurus by Koichiro Hoshino
Whose kids are NOT into dinosaurs? Mine certainly are. In fact, our whole family would probably go into cardiac arrest if we saw this in our living room.
The Room of Stairs by Ai Iwai
If I was a miniature person I would totally make this book my home. Reminiscent of the work of Noriko Ambe (who, by the way, is gearing up for a highly anticipated show later this month at Scai The Bathhouse)
Austria to cZech by Chitose Kato
There’s one in every class right? A typography fanatic who, in this case, created a typeface using distinct representative architecture from various regions across the globe. Love it.
USAWALZT by Asami Ike
Don’t forget about the animators. Check out her adorable stop-motion animations on YouTube.