[Artikel auf Deutsch @ Feinripp Magazine: http://www.feinripp.net/design/nippon-gully-design]
Japan is just an awesome country, we really had an astonishing trip. The food is fantastic and the culture has a lot to offer. We have been so excited about all this „Japanese-Difference“… we went some kind of crazy… I don´t know how to describe it, it was like a „Japan-Obsession“. All these exotic signs, the loony pictures and the heaps of wacky things, which we saw and experienced there. For them normal, for us completely new, strange and fascinating. After a while we just have been overexcited about actually EVERYTHING. We were enthusiastic about the famous Samurai sites, about the great architecture and the wonderful gardens. But then we went as well mad in photographing soda machines, street signs and even manhole covers. It just all looks so stylish. Probably it would be different, if we could read the letters, but without that knowledge even „Please don´t park here“ looked like an amazing artwork.
Some other pedestrians must have had strange and funny thoughts about us, because we just started in a freaky way to take a hundredfold of pictures even from rubbish bins, hydrants, billboards and traffic lights. We even began to photograph the cobblestones on the sidewalk, in the supermarket every buggy product in the shelves (so just every single one…) and as well the manhole covers on the road. Japan-Freak-Out!!! But the gullys are just too cool and mostly with a creative design and different image in every location in Japan.
AND HERE IS THE EVIDENCE, THAT THE JAPANESE GULLY CORPORATION IS ACTUALLY RULED BY THE EMPIRE FROM STAR WARS…… 😉
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