Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Just do it

It is July 1 today but no sightings of this month's manner poster yet, is the anticipation killing you? First check out this fabulous series "based" on the manner posters for Tokyo Metro. The first page is all in Japanese (which should be read if you can read it) but if you check out the previous entries the artist has included English versions. I am personally loving the first date poster with the girl saying "ラブホ行こうぜ" (let's go to a love hotel) and of course the terrorist party train is a classic as well. I mentioned this before but I still think it would be hot to do a photo series of the manner posters, using the same angles and what not. Maybe fool around with the colouring in the prints...

Anyway, I also wanted to direct your attention to this article written about the man behind the posters. If you're interested in the background of the manner posters or the graphic artist who designs them, check it out. It even gives an explanation for the inclusion of Creepy Sweepy and his chester the molester glasses.

2 comments:

F-A de Montille said...

I quite enjoy your posts on the latest manner posters, and this link to the parody ones just got me and a couple of friends thinking...

So we just started a Facebook group to put our creativity in common. Have a quick check if you will. Name of the group is "Tokyo Metro Poster Bomb!"

Green-Eyed Geisha said...

Thanks for the heads up! I love the parodies that have been posted to the FB group so far! It is still my dream to do a photo series of the posters.