24 / Tokyo Winter 14
Welcome to our Tokyo issue. This issue explores the value of embracing subjectivity and personal recordings of cities while exploring the biggest metropolitan area in the world. Guest edited by illustrator and editorial designer Luis Mendo, it builds upon his love for the city, the drawing event PauseDraw, and his continued exploration of the city through drawing. Through drawings by thirteen artists and words by another eight contributors, the issue ultimately reveals Tokyo’s built environment, its culture, its people, and some of the aspects that make it one of the most fascinating cities in the world.
Contributions by Lee Basford, Andrew Browne, Anselm Dästner, Christian Dimmer, Masaki Endoh, fala, Ghosttthead, Hama-House, Adrian Hogan, Andrew Joyce, Shu Kuge, Grace Lee, Chip Lord, Luis Mendo, Joey Meuross, Craig Mod, neji_maki_dori, David Robert, Terry Satomi, Mariya Suzuki, and Tama-chan.
This issue is guest edited by illustrator and editorial designer Luis Mendo.
Drawings, Storytelling, and Subjectivity. Issue statement by Iker Gil,editor in chief of MAS Context.
- Drawing Tokyo
Short essay by Luis Mendo.
- And So You Come
Essay by Craig Mod.
- Anselm Dästner
Illustrations by Anselm Dästner.
- Andrew Joyce
Illustrations by Andrew Joyce.
Illustrations by Ghosttthead.
- Andrew Browne
Illustrations by Andrew Browne.
- David Robert
Illustrations by David Robert.
- Terry Satomi
Illustrations by Terry Satomi.
- Grace Lee
Illustrations by Grace Lee.
Illustrations by Hama-House.
- Joey Meuross
Illustrations by Joey Meuross.
- Shu Kuge
Illustrations by Shu Kuge.
- Mariya Suzuki
Illustrations by Mariya Suzuki.
- Luis Mendo
Illustrations by Luis Mendo.
- Adrian Hogan
Illustrations by Adrian Hogan.
- Place-making in Kōenji: (Re)Invented Spaces and Traditions
Short essay by Christian Dimmer.
- Sheibu Ad Campaign
Short essay by Chip Lord.
- I am a Japanese Urban Explorer (haikyo) Living in Tokyo
Short essay by neji_maki_dori.
- The Future that Never Happened
Short essay by fala (Filipe Magalhães and Ana Luisa Soares).
- Being Small, Living in Tokyo, and Being Unique
Short essay by Masaki Endoh.
- A Work of Art
Short essay by Tama-chan (Takayo Kiyota).
- Life Cycles: A Tokyo Bike Story
Story and photography by Lee Basford.