Taishi Arimura is a young graphic designer based in Tokyo. At the age of 25, his eclectic body of work contains humor, wit and beauty – everything one would want in a visual designer. In one particular series of works, Arimura uses imitation food samples and actual instant noodle packaging to create ‘noodle warriors.’ We don’t know whether we want to watch them fight, or eat them.
Arimura sculpts the food samples into the bodies of warriors. He then meticulously carves up the Styrofoam packaging of popular instant noodles – in this case, Nissin’s Cup Noodle and Donbei – to create the armor, which he adheres to the noodles. The final touch is either a fork or chopsticks as weapon and the warriors look like they’re ready for battle.
Arimura posts his quirky designs to his brand new Twitter and Instagram accounts, which are worth following. Some of our other favorites include this bittersweet photograph of a traffic sign that has presumably been photoshopped to read “Summer Ends Here,” these inverted artworks that visually portray the city and country and this delightful illustration of sukiyaki noodles as Mt. Fuji.