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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Vol.71 On Photography issue

Vol.71 On Photography issue

In this issue we interview with professionals involved with photography such as gallery owner, curator, event director, publisher, and agency. We hope to explore photography from not only a visual standpoint, but also present a multifaceted consideration of it as an artform.  ...

Mar 10, 2016

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Vol.70 Brand Architecture issue

Vol.70 Brand Architecture issue

+81 Vol.67 Global Creative Strategy is followed by this issue entitled Brand Architecture. This time around we have chosen to focus on the methods of strategic brand building developed by companies and brands that have successfully expanded their business across the globe. This issue fea...

Dec 10, 2015

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Vol.69 Street Creative Culture issue

Vol.69 Street Creative Culture issue

This is the first issue of +81 to be entirely devoted to creations born of the unique cultures and scenes of the street. We’ve gathered a lineup of incomparable figures who have been massive influences on the scene all the way from 80s and 90s up today for an issue that captures th...

Sep 10, 2015

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Vol.68 Graphical Visual Impact issue

Vol.68 Graphical Visual Impact issue

In this issue, we introduce that some of the most fresh and in-tune creators in the mid-twenties to mid-thirties mainly focusing on graphic design, graphic art, and street art. Though their method of presentation may differ, we focused on the striking visuals they produce. ...

Jun 10, 2015

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Vol.67 Global Creative Strategy issue

Vol.67 Global Creative Strategy issue

This issue marks the first time +81 has made an issue focusing on the global creative strategies of brands. Based on the strategies, how they visualize the brand identity and reach their goal. Through this issue, readers will likely find this issue to be a “compendium of creative b...

Mar 10, 2015

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Vol.66 Fashion Creatives issue

Vol.66 Fashion Creatives issue

It has been five and a half years since last time we did a fashion special. While we do of course introduce the brands that have highly sophisticated collections, we also cover the brands that pursue their own graphic designs or textiles, an unique set design of their live fashion shows,...

Nov 10, 2014

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Vol.65 Craft and Technology issue

Vol.65 Craft and Technology issue

The art and design world has seen an expansion of technology-fueled expression including interactive art, generative art and image projection in recent years. On the other hand, there are many creators who pursue handwork to create works with a human touch. This issue aims to explore the...

Aug 08, 2014

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