Monday, September 6, 2010

Tokyo Flyers

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When I used to work as Deputy Art Director for VOGUE Living, one of my favourite parts of my role was creating 'inspiration scrapbooks'. Actually, I'm pretty sure it wasn't exactly in my 'role' job description, but it was, for me, an important part of my layouts. My Art Director and I used to refer to these little scrapbooks often for inspiration. Oooo I miss flipping through those books over a 3pm cup of chai with my lovely Art Director.

There are so many beautiful flyers and free papers in Tokyo and yesterday I started a Tokyo version of my design inspiration scrapbooks. The design here is just incredible! The Japanese are just so clever and they just seem to get everything right. Here are a few favourites.


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30 comments:

  1. This is such a great idea! I think I might start doing the same, I do it a little online with Pinterest and Evernote, but there's lots I see in the flesh that's inspiring, too!

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  2. All the color and lay out seem in the right portion!!!
    oh let us see more please :(

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  3. Japan never ceases to inspire me!
    I'm a shocking hoarder but all my scraps, clippings etc are stuffed into clear file pockets around my house.

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  4. seriously~ great idea. you have such an eye.

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  5. Love it,your book hello sandwhich I was reading in my store planning a trip to the shop lotty for my next japan trip and the nicest japanese couple from Tokyo came in,I showed them your super kawaii book,they thought it was really fab!

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  6. Very nice!
    Do you mind sharing any recommended tools and techniques when making scrapbooking? thanx (:

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  7. oh what a lovely idea! the tokyo flyers are so gorgeous! I have so much stuff and no where to store it so scrapbooking sounds like the perfect idea to me, thanks ebony!

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  8. Hello Becka! Thank you so much! Pinterest is great isn't it! I haven't had time to use it enough lately!

    Hello sun! thank you for your lovely comment! ha ha, I've only just started this book so unfortunately there isn't much more at this stage! I will keep you posted as I keep finding things!

    Hello drink more tea! Japan is fantastic isn't it just! I am a secret hoarder too! terrible terrible habit! (>_<)

    Hello Marisa, nawww you're so lovely to say that!

    Hello Tails from the dog house, oh what a lovely story about Hello Sandwich Tokyo Guide! You will have to visit Lotty! It's gorgeous! I should go back there myself! Perhaps tomorrow!

    Hi Wenyi! oooo I don't really know if there is anything much to say about scrapbooking...scissors and glue and off you go!

    Hi Lizzy, yes - scrapbooking! Get into it! haha!

    Love Love
    Hello Sandwich
    xoxo

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  9. *happy sigh*
    thanks for posting...that 'farm' one is so lovely!

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  10. Ah, thank you so very much for your posts! Japanese design is truly different, never that sleek n sexy stuff but clever and surprisingly very DIY.
    Domo arigatouuu!

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  11. such lovely flyers to admire at. thanks for sharing!! :)

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  12. Hello Annemarie! ooo the farm one is my favourite too!

    Hi Nora, Douitashimashite! You are most welcome! P.S. I have seen some very 'sleek n sexy' (as you call it :) design in Tokyo too. Japan is amazing because whatever you want, you can get!

    Hello L, it was my absolute pleasure. I am happy you could enjoy!

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  13. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing. You have inspired me to go and get me a scrapbook or two now. Also your blog is pretty cool!

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  14. wow this is great!! the designs are so pretty! thanks for sharing :)

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  15. it is amazing the inspiration you can find just by gathering free papers and promotional cards in Japan !
    I punch holes in these little treasures and put them together with metal rings...a bit primitive ;) I love the idea of actually making these into a notebook !

    (I got the Scrap free paper in Kyoto -where I live- too, and the pages make me swoon just looking at them !)

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  16. Yes ! I think like you that The Japanese design are clever !
    I like also collecting of the design which attract my eye, into my notebooks....the pages are becoming like mood boards and that is a great source of inspiration and stimulation for me !

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  17. such a lovely idea! :)
    will you sell your scrapbooks from the zine fair?

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  18. We are heading to Tokyo in one week. I am going to show my 10 and 14yo dau this post, it has inspired me at the very least to record our trip with everyday 'bits' and of course we have our HS guide...Thank you, it's been a joy following the blog...can't wait to touch down..

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  19. from a sow&#39;s earSeptember 7, 2010 at 11:36 AM

    cute ebo!

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  20. These collections are so inspiring. Thank you for sharing!

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  21. hi Ebony... never commented before but im always on your blog!!! Thank you for sharing these amazing colours, textures and compositions! so inspiring for my artwork too! Hoping to be working at Object when you 'craft this city!!'x

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  22. i too love this about tokyo. this weekend i found an wonderful free newspaper for the za-koenji public theater! (perhaps i can get around to posting some pictures of it once the school week is over...)

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  23. konichiwa and g'day. i have been meaning to say hello to you for a while. hello hello sandwich. it is so nice to visit here and get a taste of the tokyo that i love. i have a brand new blog (australian). please come visit. i linked to your post about koenji today. i stayed there in the japanese winter. divine! as is this blog of yours.
    x

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  24. Great collection of flyers! Colours and shapes are fantastic!
    x

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  25. great blog, lovely things you have here :D

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  26. this is the za-koenji paper i mentioned! http://ohmytokyo.tumblr.com/post/1088902302/no-4
    the snapshots are really wonderful. i'm sure it's really interesting to read too, but, ah, kanji... (though maybe you'd be able to read it?)

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  27. i love how you made a japan flyer scrap book! thats so smart. i love it! i collected all my flyers from japan too! i have them stored somewhere, i should scrap book them too! :-D

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  28. Great post.I love Tokyo, I was in january :D

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  29. Hi, Hello Sandwich!
    It's nice to find my flyer on your blog!
    Tokyo looks such a fantastic place through your eyes. I enjoy seeing it.

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