NAKATA Zine - Capsule (2013)
Spread for the upcoming zine revolving around the talented Yasutaka Nakata & his projects.
I decided to do a spread of Capsule, because I found out about Nakata via Capsule.
Plastic Girl was the first song I heard, and I fell in love with it’s Shibuya-kei sounds, and the video was charming, in style, and color.
Sometime later More More More came out & though the sound was different from Cutie Cinema Replay, I enjoyed it just as much. Once again, the colors and style caught my attention, with the use of CMYK. Jumper was the video I really liked.
I decided to make a spread and juxtapose these two, because even though the styles have changed over time, they’re still both Capsule. So, though they may not seem to be connecting 100%, they do connect and belong together.
I set up a new tumblr to act like a portfolio, since I haven’t had time to update my website. It’ll probably cheaper & easier to maintain this way ;-;. I would link to this tumblr, but it’s all over the place, so I thought it would be nice to have a separate place for just the *finished* art. Everything is laid out nicely, & put in groups (‘v’)b.
There is something else I am working on & set-up, but I am still wondering if I should announce it or not.
Anyways! Setting up this separate tumblr was nice, because it let me know how much I have done, even though it feels like I’ve done absolutely nothing. It also let me see how my art has changed & I’ve grown over time.
Let’s do our best everyone UuU♥
I’ve posted a bunch of these via instagram, but I got my scanner working so here is a sketchbook-dump.
‘STUPiG’ by BiS
I really like the video (& song) a lot ‘cause it reminds me a lot of Tetsuo: The Iron Man, which is a movie I find very intriguing after seeing it in a Technocultural studies class. The video & song are both rough, but also rather pretty. I like when opposite extremes are juxtaposed like that, & it reminds me how that’s something I enjoy & want to incorporate in my work at times — wanting “ugly” things to be pretty or pretty things that are ugly, stuff like that. Also, BiS is like, my fav idol group ever.