Slanted in Tokyo

Tatsuya Ariyama

Author: Slanted editors

A year ago, the Slanted team dove into Tokyo—with their friends Renna Okubo and Ian Lynam preventing them from drowning—to take an intense look at the contrasting design scene. The Japanese capital is a unique place. With its clean streets, punctual transportation and polite service at every turn, Tokyo is more than just a well-run city. It unites cultural extremes: it is a city where the futuristic meets the traditional and tranquility meets speed. In the Slanted Magazine #31—Tokyo you can get a visual impression of the studios we visited during our journey.

Tatsuya Ariyama has graduated from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. He established Ariyama Design Store in 1993. He performs graphic design and art direction mainly on editorials. He puts emphasis on being at the place where the things happen, and, imagining how he can reflect them on the paper, rather than manipulation “the mouse” towards “the monitor screen.”

Take a look at the Slanted Magazine #31—Tokyo to get an idea of Tokyo’s creative environment. Additionally you can find several video interviews on our video platform to get a deeper insight in the designer’s thoughts.