Kobe Winter Sales

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A very late, but equally happy new year from Kobe, Japan: may 2018 be as smooth as Kobe beef!

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Sales are probably already over over there – they’re always faster! – but I painted these western letters a while ago for this year’s winter campaign of our favorite shopping mall East of Brussels;-)

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Happy 2018 from OVAM

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Received this fine new year’s card from our local waste agency:-) Happy NY from here as well!

Xmas in Japan

Is it a Christmas ball? Is it a Japanese flag? Or is it a boy in a bubble having a ball?

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We’re at the end of a year as ‘Official Fournisseur of Seasonal Images for Shopping Malls in Japan’

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and since I’m a man for all seasons – as proven by the typographical studies above – , I was more then willing to dive into the pink snow in June and create Christmas clichés at the start of Summer.

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Though I tried to keep it simple this time, our client apparently didn’t share my view:-) (more…)

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We made yet another Xmas meal: for last week’s, local Libelle & Femmes d’Aujourd’hui magazines.

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With love! (& some reheated left overs from Japan – we all know those taste best;-)) (more…)

Winter in Japan

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‘Tis Winter! At least on this side of the globe: here’s some seasonal news from the Eastern part of the Northern Hemisphere; Kobe, Japan more precisely, Umie Shopping Mall to be entirely accurate.

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People told us winter weather in Kobe would feel more or less Mediterranean, when we went there earlier this year, so all I brought was this blazer style jacket… I remember standing frozen on the JR platform waiting for a train that would bring us to to Kyoto. By the time we got there, it was snowing. And when we woke up – in a Ryokan with paper walls – the city was covered with a white carpet…

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Luckily we found a Winter vest at the local Zara and some human warmth in the person of Hiroshi! (who showed us around town, in an almost identical jacket:-)) ありがとうございました (more…)

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