The theme for Volume 5 is “Body Presence”. Our ability to travel and move around freely has been severely limited over the past couple of years, and we have fallen into habits of placing a multitude of parts from our everyday lives onto the internet and virtual spaces. In reaction to this, I’ve been struck with a desire to think more about the importance of physical sensations. In this issue we have interviewed many individuals whose careers are based on forms of expression—artists, designers, musicians—and have asked them about the relationship between their work and the physical body. We have also featured a whole range of articles introducing and exploring lesser-known handicrafts, art, and culture from around the world. We hope you will enjoy the beautiful visuals as well as the in-depth content of the written articles.
Contents of the fifth issue
Leanne Shapton/Geoff McFetridge/Masatsugu Ono/Adam Silverman/Ryohei Matsunaga
Cover story “Body Moving”
Mike Ableson(POSTALCO)/Jonathan Ive/Junya Noguchi(Kukangendai)/Kuniko Takebayashi/Johanna Jackson/Izabel Nielsen & Asher Woodworth
Clothing, plain and simple: A conversation with egg founder Maureen Doherty/Indigo Dreams: Masa Kubo and the Spirit of China’s Folk Textiles/Antiqing in Kyoto: Visit, Buy, Discuss/An Unbroken Circle: The Miraculous Work of Kewa Turquoise Artist Ray Lovato/Justin Adian: Walks and Walls/Hobby Talk: Print Exchange Program/The “Naito Auto” Story/etc
My Archive Hand-Crafted Booklets
Kyohei Sakaguchi/Tamara Shopsin/Stephen Mann/Gentaro Ishizuka/nakaban/Yurie Nagashima/Akiko Wakana/Lena Fujimoto/Takashi Tsurumi/Hiroki Nakamura/Kelsi Nakamura/etc
Bilingual Japanese and English
260 × 372mm 160P
A semi-annual magazine covering crafts and cultures from around the world under the theme of "Arts & Crafts for the Age of Eclectic." It is an experimental project in which various creators from Japan and overseas participate regardless of generation, gender, race, nationality, etc.