Gomineko’s newest publication Japanese Ghost Stories is the end result of a year long art project. It includes illustrations based on four different Japanese ghost stories, submitted by 62 unique international artists, including Jack “Horimouja” Mosher, Horimasa, Ade, Cody Meyer, Tim Kern, Horizaru, Horigyn, Hougen and more. The project was created to explore how Westerners approach old Japanese myths and legends, most of which are quite culturally diverse and unique. The artists were asked to adhere to certain elements of the story but ultimately were given creative license. The artwork submitted for the project was incredibly varied in terms of style and approach, making this a compelling collection of illustrations and an interesting look into how the western mind, as well as that of present day Japan, approach these antiquated tales.The book is softcover, 124 pages, A4 in size and $48. We also did a run of special edition hardbacks (s/n limited to 300) for the artists and are selling what remains of those on our website for $100.
Click here to order one for yourself....Japanese Ghost Stories
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Friday, April 30, 2010
This is a wicked little number that makes me laugh every time I look at it. It was discovered at my favorite bookstore in the world, Taco Che, and it is exactly what it looks like, a guide to offing yourself. Ha. Ha. HA!! Genuis.
Size: 15cm x 21cm - Pages: 28 - Published: 2009 - Price: $18 - VERY SoftCover
Click here to see more pages and possibly pick one up for yourself: How to Suicide by Shintaro Kago
Thursday, April 29, 2010
...thanks Amalie and Nick for the nudge. OK first posting...I am going to unofficially call this place Gomineko Land because I am going to post about all aspects of Gomineko....new books, old books, the book I publish and the books I want but don't have yet, along with the art shows I host and the ones I attend and think are cool, the tours of Japan we run for tattoo enthusiasts....and, well, anything else I cook up. Hang on to your hats.....
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