GITAI DESIGN lab. - ART BOOK / MimeticMaps

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    The interesting thing about this work is how it presents a new perspective when it has been colored in red.



    "Maps camouflaged as meats"
    Mimetic Maps is an art-book which visualizes unexpected similarities between meats and maps. The objective of this work is to suggest a new perspective on the world map.

    /// Finland sirloin steak
    Finland Sirloin Steak, one of main feature of the book, looks just like a raw sirloin steak. However, its shape is a trace of Finland mapdata (c) OpenStreetMaps CC 2.0 CC-BY-SA. I’ve made lakes and rivers in Finland to look as though they’ve been covered in salt. The interesting thing about this work is how it presents a new perspective when it has been colored in red. Salted areas which are the lakes and rivers do really exist in the world.

    /// An Finland Shabu-shabu
    Using Finland’s map, I’ve also made representation of Shabu-shabu*. In Japanese supermarkets, you will see meat being sold like below.
    *Shabu-shabu is a Japanese dish where you dip slices of meats and vegetables into a pot with boiling hot water.

    The island of Taiwan has been turned into a raw fillet steak. You can image its rich thick taste.

    Cuba’s Territorial waters have become three slices of pork.


    Tomoyuki Koseko

    An artist and graphic designer based in Tokyo.
    My study theme is which design that make us discover the interest of normal landscape.
    My works are not rich colorful, but you could find the shapes been hidden.
    And the works are all based on EcologicalPsychology and cognitive science.

    [Award] MCJDA award Excellence Prize


    [Exhibition]a or d ?
    [Event]THE TOKYO ARTBOOK FAIR 2016(Tokyo, Japan)
    [Event]Unlimited Edition 8(Seoul, Korea)
    [Event]MOUNTZINE 12(Tokyo, Japan)

    This paper is a fine paper developed by an architect, Kijuro Yahagi. It is made for the purpose of establishing conflicting properties of texture with high texture and printability. I chose the paper because I thought that it is suitable for this work based on vivid red. Enjoy the harmony of the flesh's brilliant red and the feeling like your fingertips awakening.

    Size: A4(297mmx210mm)
    Page: 28p.
    Category: Illustration book
    Printing: Graphic inc. Kyoto
    Bind: Saddle Stitch Staple
    Year: 2016


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