Heavily influenced by the otaku culture of sexually explicit manga, Kunikata's work adopts the genres conventions to explore and communicate issues of abandonment, masochism, and depression. Often filling notebook after notebook with nightmarish depictions of cruelty, Kunikata's personal drive to pr
Chiho Aoshima (青島千穂) is a Japanese pop artist and member of Takashi Murakami's Kaikai Kiki Collective. Aoshima graduated from Department of Economics, Hosei University, Tokyo. She had a residency at Art Pace, San Antonio, Texas in 2006. This young graphic artist began in Murakami's factory wi
With more than 100 design awards under its belt -- and 44 of them from BusinessWeek -- IDEO is an Industrial design firm that enjoys high esteem in both artistic and commercial circles. Tom Peters, described as "the father of the postmodern corporation," has cited IDEO in books and lectures for years
"Squeeze Sconce," "Meow Chair," "Skateboard," and "Tuffet Stool" are some of the names for furniture and accessories designed by Lisa Krohn's firm Krab Design. These titles conjure the whimsical mood of Krohn's work, but also belie its formalist roots.
Krohn studied Industrial Design at Cranbrook