Like something out of a Wes Anderson film, this Blue Bottle Coffee cafe in Nagoya, Japan, is a too-perfect, polished, … More
IN YOUR FACE : TOKYO ELECTION BILLBOARDS COLOR EVERY CORNER OF CITY WITH PORTRAITS OF POLS!
It’s election campaign season again in Tokyo. If you’re on the ground in Japan’s capital, you can’t help but know … More
JET LAG CONFIDENTIAL: BACK IN TOKYO! BUT FIRST, COFFEE!
We’re back in Tokyo and it feels so good. Except for the mad jet lag, which feels very much not … More
DEUS EX MACHINA: THIS TOKYO VENDING MACHINE SOLVES OUR THIRD-WAVE COFFEE LUST!
A cluster of vending machines stands on a Roppongi street corner next to a small public parking lot a few … More
“KONNICHIWA!” : BACK IN TOKYO AND IT FEELS LIKE HOME!
We got to Tokyo early in the morning just after sunrise. It was a bright, hot morning with the humidity … More
UP IN THE AIR : BACK TO TOKYO!
Yup! We’re heading back to Tokyo. After getting all our COVID booster vaccinations and updated health documents and customs and … More
ARCHITECTURAL DEATH: THE DEMOLITION OF ICONIC TOKYO BUILDING!
The Nakagin Capsule Tower Building in Tokyo is an unmissable architectural oddity and gem in the heart of the Japanese … More
BUILT FOR SPEED : JAPAN’S NEW “BULLET TRAIN” DESIGN REVEALED!
Japan Railways (JR) recently unveiled the design for its newest shinkansen, a.k.a., “Bullet Train.” It’s called the “Kamome,” which translates … More
CHILLIN’! : PHOTOS OF LIFE IN REMOTE SIBERIAN HINTERLAND ARE STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL!
Photogapher Alexey Vasilyev’s images of the Sakha (a.k.a., Yakutia) area of Siberia are a fascinating look at the locales, people … More
BOOK COVERS CHALLENGE VOL. 04
It’s our fourth installment of the 7-Day Book Covers Challenge. The book cover design we’re posting is for the book … More
IN TOKYO: SIGN ON BUILDING LEAVES LITTLE DOUBT AS TO CONTENTS WITHIN
As you approach Little Darling Coffee Roasters for the first time, you’re not sure you’re in the right place. It’s … More
HOTNESS: BUILDING-ON-BUILDING ACTION
High-rise condo building reflected in windows of a modern glass-and-steel skyscraper in Akasaka, Tokyo.
“Man of Malaysia” Book Cover Design
Many years ago, when I was in my late teens and early twenties, I was travelling two or three times … More
“Here We Are” Street Art at Ships … Harajuku, Tokyo
Amid the labyrinthine back streets that comprise Ura-Harajuku are many examples of commissioned semi-legal street art in little niches of … More
Abstract Street Art on Roller Shutter … Naka-Meguro, Tokyo
The Naka-Meguro neighborhood of Tokyo has a distinct feel. It occupies one side of a steeply sloped hill and the … More
Graffiti Art Next to Vacant Lot … Shibuya, Tokyo
Street Art at Sneaker Emporium “California Street” … Daikanyama, Tokyo
Japanese Election Campaign Posters on a Wall … Naka-Meguro, Tokyo
The optics and media of Japanese political election campaigns are fascinating for their restraint and orderliness. Campaign posters for the various … More
Abstract Street Art and Graffiti Tags … Ura-Harajuku, Tokyo
“New Candle” Live Video and Projection Installation by Nam June Paik … Watari Museum, Tokyo
LED Animation at 21_21 Design Sight … Akasaka, Tokyo
Graffiti Tags in Dense Urban Space … Daikanyama, Tokyo
Cool Architectural Design of Maison Kitsune Shop … Daikanyama, Tokyo
Fukadaso Cafe & Guriru Gallery Space … Kiyosumi, Tokyo
Video Art Installation and Window at Watari Museum … Shibuya, Tokyo
See Ya Later, Tokyo …
It’s always great fun being back in Tokyo. It’s really a home away from home for us, and we love … More
On the Scene … At the Lattest Espresso Bar in Tokyo
Cool House in Tokyo’s Naka-Meguro Neighborhood
Banksy-esque Spiderman Stencil Street Art … Shibuya, Tokyo
On the Scene … At the Beautifully Minimalist Nezu Cafe in Aoyama, Tokyo
The cafe in the garden of the Nezu Museum in Aoyama, in Tokyo, is a striking example of minimalist architectural … More
Global Graphica in Tokyo …
We’re in Tokyo this week and as those of you who follow us on Twitter and Instagram may have already … More
In Bali … “Transformasi 2013”
“Transformasi 2013” is a contemporary artwork by Balinese Indonesian artist I Gusti Made Prawira Yudha. The artwork is currently part … More
In Tokyo … “Re Your Food” Anti-Nukes Street Art
Since the the 2011 reactor-meltdown disaster at the nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan, we’ve seen a lot of anti-nuke … More
Japanese Street Art Logo … Tokyo
This graphic on a wall in Shibuya, in Tokyo, looks and feels like a piece of street art and could … More
Coffee Break at Tsutaya x Starbucks at Daikanyama T-Site
A couple of blocks away from Global Graphica’s temporary Tokyo HQ is Daikanyama T-Site, a beautifully manicured and smart new … More
The Super Awesome “Dog Garden” at Daikanyama T-Site
Osaka, Japan: Highway Underpass Mural No. 1
The right side of a massive mural on the support structure under the expressway west of Shinsaibashi in central Osaka. … More