Design Festa

Ohisashiburi yet again!!

This time I’m making the post on the spot so it doesn’t go into a limbo again (*`∀´*) Maybe one day I’ll get used to this blogging thing!!

Today I went to Design Festa! Design Festa is a big event focused on independent artists and designers. From their description on Facebook: “Unregulated and uncensored, Design Festa is Asia’s largest art and performance event and Japan’s single most diverse mecca of artistic expression.” Wow!!

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Big Sight-senpai *_*

The event is located on Tokyo Big Sight, and happens twice a year AFAIK. Visiting Big Sight is like a dream come true, even if it isn’t Comiket *_*

Design Festa entrance

Design Festa entrance

Design Festa is like a big craft fair. It has a few workshops and there are two stages where several bands do presentations through the day, but the biggest focus of the event are the small booths where independent artists and designers sell their stuff.
There was also plenty of lolitas, steampunks or people dressing up. I found quite a few object heads (or rather cube heads), one furry (or rather kemono??) and many dark’n edgy costumes, complete with witch doctor-esque masks. Not many pictures of them because I’m kinda shy to ask pics of real people, sorry (´・ω・`)

Being from Brazil, I was completely stunned by the event. A space this big to share, promote and sell your art to not only fellow artists but also the general public sounds like a dream. We hardly have artist alleys or doujin fairs, let alone something of this size where all kind of artists can share the same space.

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The booths all had very different compositions. Many of the artists decided to paint the booth walls behind them, and you could see many working on them throughout the day.

 

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Detail shot of the previous wall painting

Detail shot of the previous wall painting

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My camera started messing up from this pic on, so sorry for the pic quality ;_;

My camera started messing up from this pic on, so sorry for the pic quality ;_;

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Now for some booth pictures! The booth information will be under the pics. This is just 1% of was available on the event, that thing was HUGE and had stuff for all tastes.

This pic goes to OhnoRaptors

This pic goes to OhnoRaptors

Vierge Vampur
Shop: http://vierge-vampur.ocnk.net
Blog: http://waplog.jp/vampur
Twitter: @buntan35


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Keitaro nishiyana
Pixiv: http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=1998238
Twitter: @nijiyana

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Coneru
Site: http://coneru.jp
Twitter: @coneru

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Toumei Kobo
Site: http://ameblo.jp/toumei-kobo/
Twitter: @toumeikobo

I have no idea if those things are real or wtf they are. Weird shit.

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I think this booth didn’t have business cards so sorry (´・ω・`) Cute stuff tho
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Gururin
Site: http://gulurin.com

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&type
Site: http://www3.to/andtype
Twitter: @_andtype
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Uetani Fuufu
Blog: http://ameblo.jp/zassoudamashi-i/
Twitter: @uetanihuhu

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This was a CD player which looked like a pan and had speakers that were rice bowls and had rice jumping from the music waves and making an infernal sound. Ok.IMG_5299

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I ate this tasty thing which I still don’t know what it was. I thought it was a meat bread roll but it was actually me, RiceIMG_5301

Huh no pictures of the booth but he was from that PinkCo brand that sells ultra cute cat phone jacks.
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No pics of the booth itself nor cards huuuuh but this fig was so cute!!! It was 5k, which isn’t a bad price for a one offIMG_5303

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Cute Can Kill
Site: http://www.cutecankill.com

I actually took a pic of it because omg even the sellers were matching with the booth but again, didn’t take a pic of them (´・ω・`)

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Site: http://www2.odn.ne.jp/k-gallery
Twitter: @denno_daiku

I’m so upset the pictures suck, but go check his work because it’s amazing. I’ve been eyeing those cats and foxes for a while but I still didn’t buy it because I’m dumb and now I’m regretting it urrghhh

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M8 Cooky
Site: http://mwcooky.blog81.fc2.com/

The guy from this booth actually tried to strike a conversation with me!

“All this characters are from a story I’m creating.”
“Oh, is it a comic?”
“No.”
“Huh… Only in your head?”
“Yeah”
“There are those black things, this archer and this mage, and dragons and aliens. It’s a fantasy story.”
“そうですか。”

It didn’t work out too well I think, but seems rad I guess?? (´・ω・`)
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DaQuise
Site: http://daquise.com/
Twitter: @DaQuise_ IMG_5313

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Twitter: utautai_koubou

Took pics for the cosplays but those Tori garterbelts are quite amazing
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Alba Doll
Site: http://albadoll.alba.pecori.jp/
Twitter: @albadoll227

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Mitsu-mame
Site: http://mitsumame.p2.weblife.me/

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Mary-san no Kan
Site: http://www.creema.jp/c/kima_ila_mofumofu

I didn’t take pics of the products but they sold decorative nails.

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Business card was sold out (??? it was probably really pretty). She was selling really cute doujins

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Fantasy Game Making Circle
Site: http://gamegcc.blog.fc2.com
Twitter: @wanchai243

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Bergkobo
Site: http://bergkobo.web.fc2.comIMG_5329

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Well, that’s it!! For the loot of the event… I got nothing OTL I was so overwhelmed by everything that I decided to see the whole fair before starting buying stuff, but before I knew it it was 6pm and I hadn’t seen even half of the stuff yet! (I didn’t even visit the fourth floor, which had even more stuff!! ><) So I ended up buying just a few gifts for some friends. But next time I shall know better!!

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