Sunday, November 13, 2011
Libro Aoyama Display
Do you remember the Japanese book I made with two other authors? Well, we were able to work with Libro bookshop in Aoyama to do a series of workshops and a window display for our book. If you're around, pop on it to see some of the cute boxes and envelopes you can make using the materials and templates from our book!
The Hello Sandwich workshop will be at Libro Aoyama on 29th November from 7pm. There is a small materials cost of ¥500 but that's all! And you can come along and make a book cover, a little house shaped box and time depending, some other cute wrapping things too like corsages etc. There are ten spots so be sure to reserve and collect your little ticket.
Here are the details:
◎Bookshop: Libro Aoyama in Gaienmae（リブロ青山店）
◎Station: Tokyo Metro Station: Gaienmae 3rd Exit,
the bookshop is 1min. walk from the station
◎Address: B1F, 2-12-16, Kitaaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
（東京都港区北青山2-12-16 北青山吉川ビル B1F）
◎OPEN：10:00 ～ 23:00
Just pop into the shop, or call to reserve your ticket.
Killigraph-san (one of the other authors) will have his workshop on 6th December and he will show you how to make some of the cute cut outs he is so well known for - this time in Christmas theme. Imagine how cute your Christmas cards will look with mini cut out Santas!
Shimizu-san and Killigraph-san and I met a few days ago at our publishers office to get a head start on making up some gift wrapping examples for our display. I kept pinching myself that this is how my meetings look these days! No excel spreadsheets, no planning grids (no offence VL! I still miss you all!), but those things had been replaced with mountains of mt tape, scrap paper, shaped hole punches and, the most necessary item in my 'kit bag' - tape glue!
Our publisher brought us Christmas themed coffee from Tully's. No sooner than he had dropped them off we had cut up the Tully's carry bag to use the handles for our own gift wrapping paper bags! That's the fun thing about our book - you can use everything and anything in conjunction with our materials to create fun and unique wrapping!
Killigraph-san hard at work on his cut out Christmas tree. He really is the cutting master. Do you know he cuts out the box templates from our book with a blade knife but no ruler! OMG I know!
Hello Sandwich wrapping mess!
Tickets (ten each) to our workshops at Libro Aoyama.
Killigraph-san putting the final touches to our window display.
I enlisted Shimizu-san to write the Japanese text on the pop up sign. My Japanese writing looks like kids writing and is very embarrassing!
This little bunny is actually made from my new 'It's Dots!' wrapping paper which you can buy online here.
Our in store display.
Shimizu-san and Segawa-san taking instagram photos of our display!
The staff at Libro Aoyama made this lovely little ribbon sign to promote our new book!
When I first moved to Japan I don't think I could imagine that I'd be doing window displays for a book I made that's for sure. It was really an incredible experience and I really hope you like the book! You can buy it on amazon.co.jp - they ship internationally :)