Friday, 31 December 2010

Y-front mouse and the twins's models

I start to make models of Y front mouse and the twins.
The base is made by wire and foamed styrol then put air-dry stone clay.
I used [New Fand] Japanese modeling clay.

When it got dry, polish with sand paper. I spend 2-3day to polish and it's never finished.




Saturday, 25 December 2010

Thames tunnel

I've been to London Open House this September. I know it's long ago.

Here are the photo of inside of the Thames Tunnel that was made by Marc Brunel.
I recommend to come early. It was kind of popular and I wait in the ques forever. 

It used be an entrance of the tunnel, now that's already filled and it's a huge cylinder shaped space.


















The people from Burnel Museum explained how hard and costy to make the tunnel that even didn't work for transporting goods. They run out the money to put the lift in the end.
So, they open as a amusement centre, has a souvenir shop and even dinner party over there.

After the interesting talk inside of the tunnel, people want to get out as soon as they can. Whaaaa!

Friday, 24 December 2010

London Drinker

It's a magazine I picked up at my local pub, The Elderfiled.
Boris Johnson and Ale man on the cover and all articles are about drinking of course.
I like the image of woman with a pint glass. She looks very energetic and clever.
I kind of understand the feeling of that, when I drink a few pints of Ale.


Sunday, 19 December 2010

Website updated

My website takayon.com has been updated.
There are some new works include Outline Edition exhibition piece and The suzan's album artworks.


Friday, 17 December 2010

Raki and nuts on ice

I went a fish restaurant in Turkey, drink tukish spirit "Raki". It's like a pastis, aniseed flavored strong drink for Ottman turks!  This drink come with ice frosted bucket and nuts with ice. So you can enjoy cold drink with cold almond.






















Also I bought a candy frost with pistachio nuts.
It looks bit dirty but taste good.






















I decorate my christmas tree with it.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Istanbul

I'm in Istanbul now. There are a lot of interesting culture clashes.

Love the underwear shop. Big and cozy.















There are a lot of beautiful abandoned art nouveau buildings.

Also they likes a mix of old and new. Turkish TV is the coolest TV ever.




Monday, 6 December 2010

Saturday, 4 December 2010

If you havn't got any ideas for Christmas presents.

Here is online store you could buy my print!

http://store.outline-editions.co.uk/Category/10-takayo-akiyama.aspx

A4and A2 prints

Somerset Velvet Fine Art Paper 270gsm
Archival giclee print

 "LONDON DAI KAI ZU"
London is in water. deep sea divers and creatures having a beer.




















"LONDON NAUTICAL CHART"
Here is the map of London. In care if you get lost in a sea.















"FOX'S WEDDING"
Fox has wedding in the weather of shine and rain at same time.
Millions of foxes are gathering for the event.














"L O V E"

Love is good, woman gives water to man. He's filled up.
Celebration of the parashooters. 
Love is something like this.

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

L O V E in the forest

It's for the following exhibition "into the forest" by Outline editions.
The theme is LOVE!
I took the motive from Dominique Ingres "The Source".

Please pop over to the gallery at 94 BERWICK ST.





My Love means..
Cute girls with balloons, Parashooters and line dancers.

Also a big hugging with a duck billed platypus and a blue bird.
All good.


Monday, 22 November 2010

Outline editions at SOHO

Here is a photo from opening party.
It was so popular and fun stuffed party!

The exhibition open everyday till 31th Jan,2011.
94 BERWICK ST, LONDON W1F 0QF

I'll drop another illustration for the follow on show "LOVE IN THE FOREST"
from 2rd December.



Sunday, 21 November 2010

old flyer

Tania is our old intern. She came back a few weeks after the leaving do.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

INTO THE FOREST-Outline editions Exhibition

It's a drawing of Fox's wedding for Outline editions exhibition.
"Fox's wedding" is a saying in japanese means Raining and sun shining at same time.


Foxes rarely have a wedding so the strange weather too.





Temporary gallery
94 Berwick St,
London W1F 0QF

Exhibition runs 11 November 2010 to
31 January 2011

Signed editions by artists at the forefront
of music, fashion and popular culture


TAKAYO AKIYAMA
BEYOND THE VALLEY
ANTHONY BURRILL
LIZZIE FINN
DAVID FOLDVARI
KLAUS HAAPANIEMI
HVASS & HANNIBAL
HELLOVON
SARAH A KING
ROBERT GREEN
KATE MOROSS
JAMIE PORTCH
CLAIRE SCULLY
SUPERMUNDANE
PATRICK THOMAS

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

If you don't know the Y-Front mouse

Here are the links to read the stories of Y-Front mouse.

http://grandpapier.org/Y-Front-Mouse?lang=fr
 http://grandpapier.org/Y-Front-Mouse-2?lang=en

He's a ex-pop star now alcoholic mouse with Y-front pants.

Here is the his new story. His old manager Bad Tooth aka gold tooth got an idea of Y-Front's came back!
I can't show you the whole story. Because It will be a book soon or later.
So please bare with me!


Please click to enlarge the image.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

The Last Day Of Rossi

It's a short story for cafe Rossi. Why they disappeared and what's happened after.
Happy egg turned sad.
Click the image to enlarge.




Monday, 18 October 2010

Bassillac

I'm just back from Bassillac BD festival in France.
It's very small town with lovely nature, delicious food and really nice people.
Thanks Juline and everyone who joined the festival.
I had a great time there.

I especially liked my encounter with Coypu, Ragondin in French,ヌートリアin Japanese.


















Also I saw a goose in the hotel garden. He was casually walking down at a car parking space.
I really hope the amazing Fois Gras that I ate the night before wasn't his friend.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Vienna

I went to Vienna couple weeks ago. I bought the Mickey mouse mirror &comb set for 2 euro at flea marcket.
Whoever made this, you're genius!

Salon de la BD Bassillac

I'll do dedicace at Bassillac BD festival this weekend.
Looking forward to be there!


 BASSILLAC
15, 16 et 17 octobre 2010Horaires : 10h – 18h30
Lieu : Salle des Sports et Centre Socio-culturel Daniel Buffière

Accès : de Périgueux, suivre direction
aéroport Périgueux-Bassillac puis Hautefort

http://www.bd-bassillac.com/

Friday, 1 October 2010

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Thursday, 2 September 2010

The Suzan - HOME-

















Here is the new single "HOME" by The Suzan. They're lovely Japanese girl garage band, based in Tokyo/NY. I've just got the new 7inch from ex bassist Michelle this morning.
Thank you and good luck in NY!!

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Archi & BD - La ville dessinée

I've been to a nice exhibition about architecture and BD at Cite in Paris
Archi & BD - La ville dessinée.
It tells you about the relationship between Architecture and BD, from Little nemo to Japanese Manga.  

I especially liked the tower.

ADRESSEPalais de Chaillot
1 place du Trocadéro
75016 Paris