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Criticizing Corporate Design In Japan & Red Bean Paste-Inspired Art [PechaKucha]

Criticizing Corporate Design In Japan & Red Bean Paste-Inspired Art [PechaKucha]

In today's stroll through the PechaKucha archive we discover a presentation on the delicious Japanese delicacy turned into interesting looking sculptures.

Jean Snow

Today, another set of presentations from last week’s Tokyo Designers Week edition PechaKucha event (PKN Tokyo Vol. 96).

As the title declares (“What’s Wrong with Japanese Big Corporation’s Product Design?”), this presentation (in English/Japanese) by the Yo!jimbob duo is a call to arms for what they find lacking in that particular field. Takao Sakai (AZURER) took to the stage to share (in Japanese) art like you’ve never seen, inspired by a very special ingredient indeed: red bean paste. Kouichi Okamoto (Kyouei Design) has been surprising us consistently with his innovative — and oftentimes whimsical — products and installations, which he shares in this presentation (in Japanese).

Today’s addition to the Tumblr blog is the poster for tomorrow night’s PKN Tehran Vol. 3 — you’ll find the list of presenters with links on the official event page.

PKN Derby Vol. 7 may have just passed us by, but here’s a photo gallery [Flickr] for the previous event (Vol. 6), held earlier this year.

Here are your five PKNs for tonight (November 6): PKN Usti nad Labem Vol. 4, PKN Norrkoping Vol. 21, PKN Dundee Vol. 4, PKN Guildford Vol. 10, and PKN Cape Town Vol. 21.  Tomorrow night, we hvae the following six events: PKN New Haven Vol. 14, PKN Bozeman Vol. 5, PKN Helena Vol. 3, PKN Toronto Vol. 18, PKN Austin Vol. 15, and PKN Tehran Vol. 3.

Originally published on PechaKucha. Republished with kind permission.

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