Vol.81 +81 Highlights - vol.1 to 80 issue

Vol.81 +81 Highlights - vol.1 to 80 issue

Hot on the heels of our 20th anniversary last year, this time we commemorate reaching vol.81, just like the name of our magazine +81 by covering one creator each from vol.1 through 80. We revisit with these 80 artists, compiling the old pages featuring them along with their ...

Sep 10, 2018

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Vol.80 Collaborative Art Spaces issue

Vol.80 Collaborative Art Spaces issue

Collaboration is a perennial practice in fields like fashion, art, design, products, and music, but over the last few years we’ve seen cross-profession collabs expand to other arenas like dining, lodging facilities, and spaces as well. So, in this issue we interview three creators who...

Jun 08, 2018

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Vol.79 Typography and Hand Lettering issue

Vol.79 Typography and Hand Lettering issue

This feature on the theme of letter design is actually our previous typography issue in four years and a half. We have four categories this time, from “fashion” typography both subtle and bold to handmade “sign painting” full of personality, creative “art&rdquo...

Mar 07, 2018

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Vol.78 U-30 Creators The Millennial-Generation issue

Vol.78 U-30 Creators The Millennial-Generation issue

Remarkable advances in digital technology have made creative se lf-expression a much closer part of everyone’ s life, while sharing information and communicating via SNS are now pretty much a given. In this issue, we introduc e 44 talented, up-and-coming creators we think likely to...

Dec 11, 2017

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Vol.77 Behind the Filmmaking issue

Vol.77 Behind the Filmmaking issue

Here at +81, we have done the issues that related the motion pictures several times in the past, but this marks our first time addressing all realms of creativity linked to films. Movies have become a massive entertainment industry over the course of the 120 years since the birth of the ...

Sep 11, 2017

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Vol.76 Comme des Garçons issue

Vol.76 Comme des Garçons issue

We have devoted this entire issue to the creativity of Comme des Garçons, offering our own distinctive introduction to the entrancingly innovative visual world of her iconic DMs, ad imagery, and of course the Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between exhibition ...

Jun 12, 2017

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Vol.75 Japan Graphics issue

Vol.75 Japan Graphics issue

In recent years we have seen several instances where it seemed as if there was a distrust or doubt towards graphic design, so we can’ t help but feel there is a sort of disillusionment with design in the world today. We at +81 have watched over visual cultures in Japan and the rest...

Mar 10, 2017

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Vol.74 Local Branding issue

Vol.74 Local Branding issue

In our third-ever branding special we give center stage to the oh-so distinctive visual identities one often finds gracing the logos, signage, packaging, shopping bags, print media, websites, and decor of smaller galleries, shops, hotels, restaurants, cafes, web media, and other local bu...

Dec 12, 2016

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Vol.73 Music Creatives issue

Vol.73 Music Creatives issue

Ever since our first issue in September 1997, we at +81 have featured graphic design, music, fashion, art, photography, film, and all other manners of creative scenes from around the world. As this issue marks our 20th anniversary, we are revisiting music-related creativity, which was ou...

Sep 12, 2016

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Vol.72 Tokyo Community Spaces issue

Vol.72 Tokyo Community Spaces issue

This is our first look at some of the many minimal yet innovative concept stores and community spaces where the location itself has become a medium for creation. The issue will be a +81 guide to 47 creative spaces on all shapes and sizes in Tokyo.   The first of the ...

Jun 10, 2016

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