June MineyamaSmithson - Artist in Tokyo

June MineyamaSmithson

I'm an artist in London, United Kingdom

I speak English and Japanese

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About me

I am a London-based Japanese artist/designer on a mission to inject optimism into the world. Featured in ITV Creates, Creative Boom, YCN, Cow Parade Niseko and SCMP.

D&AD Judge, UAL Special Lecturer and speaker at YOOX Net-a-Porter and Design Manchester.

Background in branding working in London, Tokyo and Hong Kong. Client list includes PwC, LVMH and Cathey Pacific.

My Creations

  1. Applying Kimono philosophy to manhole covers

    I create patterns from seemingly mundane urban landscape such as manhole covers. This is inspired by the works of 18th century Kimono artisan who saw beauty in everyda...

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  2. Creative Insider’s Guide to Tokyo

    Wouldn’t it be great to see Tokyo from a creative insider’s point of view? Independent galleries, creative spaces and of course food. So here you go, a list of hidden ...

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  3. We talked to 5 inspiring Tokyo creatives, Astrid Klein (Klein Dytham architecture, PechaKucha) and @henki-leung (Airside Nippon) and Canvas’s own @mark-mcfarlane (Tacchi Studios), about what drove them to initiate their own projects and why they are absolutely worthwhile.