Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Takashi Murakami J-POP!

Something a little different for you all today, this is an art post. I've been planning on doing one of these since I picked up the latest POP Magazine with the living legend Britney Spears on the front cover in a collaboration with Takashi Murakami - Japanese pop meets American pop.

Front cover.
The pictures give a real dreamy/pageant queen feel, slightly blurred and very soft.
The bag, Moonboots and swimsuit in this image are all bought from Japan. 

Free Murakami stickers.
The whole interview had been given the Murakami treatment.
Britney and Takashi.
NB: all photos of magazine taken by me and my copy of POP so ask if you are going to use.


Takashi Murakami been described as a 'contemporary Warhol' and this isn't the first time he's dipped into pop-culture. Murakami designed the artwork for Kanye West's album art and promotions for the 'Graduation' album.

Murakami also directed this awesome, whimsical video featuring Kirsten Dunst which was played at the Tate Modern during their 'Pop life' exhibition:




Doesn't it make you want to run out a buy a blue wig?

Well hope you liked my slightly different post!
x

Murakami's site: http://www.takashimurakami.com/

26 comments :

  1. I love this post, very cool. I bought this issue of POP too! it has some awesome articles in it. kirsten dunst looks amazing in that video!

    have you ever read Wonderland? i reckon it's right up your street if you like POP xxx

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  2. Love this! It's making me want to go out and dye my hair blue too :)

    As Dottie said, have you read Wonderland? Such a cool read.

    Sally x
    Louder Than Silence

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  3. I love how whimsical and delicate these photos are. & Yes, I do want blue hair. Boo!

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  4. I think they did a good job of making Britney look good in this spread. I think it's also a lot more tasteful than a lot of American editorials.

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  5. I didn't realise he was the same guy who did that Kirsten Dunst video. I love how she looks in it, I'm always tempted to order a Sailor Moon outfit off ebay and live out some weird Japanese fantasy heh.

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  6. I'm a huge Murakami fan - I even wrote my Uni dissertation on him and the Superflat movement! I also own a blue wig ;)

    Great post!

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  7. Yeeaaahh I loved this post ^^ I so wanna go to Akihabara one day ^^

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  8. that video is great and yes I want a blue wig now and a sparkly wand

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  9. Ah great post - really unique. I love this Japanese anime style, I don't completely get it, but I like it. And I've never seen this Kirsten vid before, it's really cool and I love that Vapor's track - so old school x

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  10. This post definately brightened my morning, everythings so colourful :) xx

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  11. I just remember watching that show about the girl who did a youtube vid in her bedroom and became amazingly famous in china and has made LOADS of money!!!! It's amazing how ambitious and obsessive the culture is with it's stars. xxx

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  12. This is sa-weeeet! :) defo want to get my pop on now! love kirstin dunst, shes a wee cutie xx

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  13. OH wow I will keep an eye out for this, oh I love stickers. I love the photo shoot, amazing thank you for sharing kitten xxxx

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  14. So it's kinda turquoise, not blue, but it was inspired by the Murakami video!
    http://baroqueboudoir.blogspot.com/2010/10/hot-sticky-mess.html

    http://baroqueboudoir.blogspot.com/2010/10/akihabara-majokko-princess.html

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  15. Good old Britney ;)

    I featured you on my Follow Friday blog http://littlebeinglittle.blogspot.com/2010/11/follow-friday-1.html

    :) love x

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  16. Very good colllaboration, you are so creative

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  17. i recently discovered your blog! it`s amazing, keep going on good job!i`m looking forward for new posts! you may check on mine, you`ll love it! if you follow , i shall return the favor! thanx!

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  18. I keep meaning to buy this magazine! It's ALWAYS in my nearest WH smith, its been this issue for ages... odd. I love him and in desperate need to go to Japan now, god damn.

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  19. I'm sorry I have to leave another comment as I saw a comment you left on Gem Fatale's post about her anniversary about the bar in the church where they do 2-4-1 cocktails. It's called Wests! My friends and I go there all the time because I live in Chi - ha so random that it's such a small world x

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  20. Oh wow, very cool - she looks super cute. Haha i would love a blue wig, just for fun!

    http://pagesixxx.blogspot.com/

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  21. Ooooh I've got this issue too, can't wait to read it!

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  22. Loved that issue. New Britney album out in March, can't wait. Hope she does a tour again, the Circus tour in London was AMAZING!

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