Toshiaki Uesugi of the the design studio Mach55go has a retrospective exhibition and book launch currently running at Parco Gallery (behind BAPE Shibuya.)
The exhibition is a must see for fans of his design work with Otomo Katsuhiro as it pulls together all their collaborations
for viewing. It also shows his other extensive work for music,game,fashion, and other areas of japanese popular culture.
I am so gutted I couldn't make the Shohei Otomo talk that took place on Tuesday night as I have been following
his works for a few years now, and was completely gutted the Shohei x Toshiaki collab' t-shirt was sold out as well!
Anyway the PIE BOOKS x Mach55go publication is really cool and is sure to be a go to book for design cues for future Black Hook Press books and posters. Links below the photo gallery.
We came across a nice Youtube review of Dokudami Tenement by Ushio the other day. Here it is for you people to enjoy!
The review of Dokudami begins at 4m 50s.
Black Hook have been asked to show and sell books at Bilbolbul (Bologna,Italy) this November
as part of the small press selection table curated by Delebile (Thank you!).
We'll be selling our three latest comics at the show ! (Takashi Fukutani, James Harvey, and Berliac)
We won't be there in person as we are organising Comic Art Tokyo the same weekend but we will be there in the spirit of our books !!!.