Thursday, May 28, 2015


Window display for the new live-action movie version of Parasyte.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Cowboy Kung-fu

Asakawa Moving is a transport and apartment relocation company.
Their logo is Cow-boy.

The text at the lower left reads "Kung-fu Cow".

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Bad Fit

Looney Tunes meets bad glasses. Could be worse. Batman and Superman don't need Factory glasses.

Monday, May 25, 2015

One Day Tattoo

I like the artwork on the model. Very British 80's retro.
But, if you're just using a one-day magic marker as an eyeliner, can you honestly say this is a "tattoo"?

Sunday, May 24, 2015


Daihatsu produces the Move line of cars. Can you imagine being stuck in traffic with something like this in front of you for 2 hours? Instant road rage.

Saturday, May 23, 2015


Every time I see this symbol for the MOS hamburger chain, I think that they're trying to summon a super hero like Batman or The Tick.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Fashion Stuff

There's this one collection of boutiques in Tenmonman, and they have display cases and posters on the outside walls in the parking lot. Looking at these, it seems like the whole point of fashion advertising in Japan is to come up with weird combinations of stuff (or endless layering) and then tacking on an "edgy" sounding English word as a brand name. Here, it's "Sly".

For shoes, the goal is height. Clunky and ugly is "in". If you collect all of the shoes here, you're An-nahl retentive.

Venom makes a good punk band name, but for a fashion brand I'd expect something a whole lot angrier. In Japan, "ego" is a negative word, because it elevates the individual over the group. An Egoist would be self-aware and self-absorbed. Immediate grounds for ostracism here.