This is the cover for the new Tokyo Cheapo ebook (and soon to be physical book).
After weeks of thrashing around many cover ideas, that called for photo shoots, art direction etc. in frustration with our lack of progress, I threw this together in about 20 mins, and thus our "laser cat" book cover was born.
The 500+ page book itself, is the definitive guide to Tokyo with a focus keeping your wallet happy. It's the product of over one year's work and collaboration between myself, an editor and 8 authors.
Although I only wrote a small portion, my role was producing the whole project as well as coming up with the initial idea.
You can find out more, and watch the book video trailer here: http://tokyocheapo.com/book
Ginza Photo: used under Creative Commons license, from Joi Ito - https://www.flickr.com/photos/joi/
Laser Cat in Shirt Photo: Creative Commons license, from www.foundanimals.org
Breaded Laser Cat: Creative Commons license, from Lan Bui - https://www.flickr.com/photos/lanbui/
Band Photo: Creative Commons license, from Stefan - https://www.flickr.com/photos/st3f4n/2807126788/
Explosion: Creative Commons license, from Niklas Freidwall - https://www.flickr.com/photos/nirufe/
Founder ArtWeb.com, Co-founder TokyoCheapo.com. Tech, publishing, hobo entrepreneurship and laser cats.