Polydesign Studio at Tokyo Design Festa Vol 46
This post is very late, but finally here!
I took part in Tokyo Design Festa Vol 46 in November 2017.
In case you aren’t familiar with Design Festa, it is a massive international Art + Design event. It takes place twice a year at Tokyo Big Sight in Japan. (Usually around May and November).
My friend Caroline McCurdy shared the stall too – she’s a super-talented illustrator and designer. Check her stuff out here.
This year was even bigger than previous years, with over 11,000 artists from Japan, Korea, China, UK, US and Australia.
(Apologies if I have missed any other countries).
There was the usual amazing assortment of skills and products available; fashion design/clothing of all genres, headgear (such as delicately crafted rams horns!) live painting, figurine design and creation, stickers, jewellery… you name it, you could find it there!
There was also live music, which sadly I didn’t get a chance to check out this year. I did write a band review at the very first Design Festa I ever went to (about 8-9 years ago now!) which I will have to dig up and link to at some point.
As usual, it was an engaging, stimulating experience being around so many creative people with such finely honed skills. A big thank you to everyone who supported us by buying my illustration, clothing, tote bags, or even just making the effort to visit on your day off!
And another big thank you to the Australian Embassy of Japan for doing a feature on my Design Festa visit on the cultural events section of their website.
Illustration & pillow covers by Caroline Meathrel-Mack (Left) and Illustration by Caroline Alexandra McCurdy (Right)