Here is the work I did in early January for Bottega Veneta I had to delete the post because the images had not come out yet. It was a tape installation to shoot the collection against for Ginza magazine. There are also some night time shots of Tokyo looking west from my hotel room. Have a look at the contrast in scale from the 3 lane highway to tiny residential roads in a matter on metres.
In 1989 my mum took me to New York and one of the places we went to was Canal St. She took me to Pearl Paint which is an art supplies shop on 5 floors. I like shopping and love art materials so this place really was exciting to visit. There was nothing as large in London. Although my affection for this place has now shifted (to Tokyu Hands) it still is a great place to visit. When I was last there in 2009 it was VERY low on stock and I was worried that it might be closing, but this visit levels looked really healthy especially of tape. White masking tape…WHITE! I ask you…and check out how skinny that regular masking tape is!
There is always something still interesting to me about American graphics and packaging. Perhaps it’s slower moving than here in Europe…where it seems like they are always changing how products look almost everytime you buy a product. Not changing colours and type seems to make this packaging look charming in a way that it isn’t here.