YOSHIROTTEN!!

PEOPLEText: Noriyuki Abe

YOSHIROTTEN!! is one of the most vigorous graphic designers and artists in recent Tokyo. His works are characterized with the vivid and fantasic world, the deep and dark scent of decadence, fonts and geometric patterns composed of unique lines.
YOSHIROTTEN!! is also one of the rare who could express without fail the over-mixed contemporary youth cultures.

YOSHIROTTEN!!

Please introduce yourself.

Nice to be on SHIFT. I am YOSHIROTTEN!!
I am Pisces, blood type B, born in 1983. Based in Tokyo, I work on graphics on weekdays and surround myself by music on weekends.

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Beyond the sky / THE SULLIVANS

In what were you absorbed as a teenager?

Looking for cool music groups, skateboarding with friends, riding a motor bike, graffitiing, making films, and sewing. I have a lot of side-stories to tell.

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SKATEDECKS / THE SULLIVANS

What was your first work that you considered as art or self expression?

15 maters large pattern with cross marks I drew on the cliff that could be seen from the local by-pass. I was sixteen then.
I simply wanted to change the landscape.

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JUVENILE HALL ROLLCALL x YOSHIROTTEN!!

Where did you learn the most about design?

5 years at a design office called POSITRON.

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GASBOOK x YOSHIROTTEN!! 3 peace ”EYE” plate

What is Tokyo to you? How does it affect on your creative activities?

Tokyo is a stimulating city that never sleeps. There are friends I can see anytime and shops I can go anytime as well. Another exciting thing is that the information from all over the world gather here instantly.

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MINIMAL MAXMUM / iLL

Which city would you like to move to if you were able to?

New York.

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LITTLEBIG x YOSHIROTTEN!!

Universe seems a key motif in your works. What is universe to you?

The world I want to see with my own eyes.
The contrast between the light and the darkness is extremely beautiful. Its glitter makes me excited.

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GASBOOK for iPhone ‘HIGH ANGLE’

What are the mediums and fields that you want to get involved in?

Graphic design and visual making in the field of products and architectures. The potential that graphic has is infinite! I would also like to try on moving images as a new means of expression.

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GASBOOK tee Photo: Yosuke Torii Model: L) Yuma Okubo R) ruriko ishikawa (model)

What are your favorite YouTube videos?

“Fight” by Miyuki Nakajima. She gets cooler and cooler towards the end.

“Galaxy M” by Sesame Street. I like the idea M.

Who are your recent top 5 musicians?

Nohshinto. Columbus. Coconuts Records. Nuclears. Miracles Club.

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SMILE BALL

Please give the readers a message.

Check out my fantasic monthly zine “LOVEUNDROMANCE”!

Text: Noriyuki Abe
Translation: Ayako Ishii

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