Idle Idol - The Japanese Mascot
Date: 2010 June 23 15:11
Posted by Joe
Fans of Japanese street furniture, retail space and the quirky side of things will want to check out the new book called Idle Idol: The Japanese mascot. The authors have sent details about this book, which collates the plastic mascots found outside shops, restaurants and other places trying to draw the attentions of passers by.
Press release as follows:
Greeting you with large moving claws from on top of buildings, outside shops with a fist raised to the sky and in restaurant windows staring unblinkingly, the Japanese mascot is almost unavoidable. Idle Idol: The Japanese Mascot collects these wonderful 3D characters found all over Japan. Discover antique advertising characters, modern mass-produced mascots and unique one-off designs.
Brothers Edward and John Harrison present these quirky and cute figures in all of their colourful plastic glory, divided into thematic chapters: Hero, Legend, Spokesperson, TV Star, Entertainer, Chef, Doctor, Meeter and Greeter. The photographs are accompanied by the stories that have resulted in these creations, ranging from Japanese myths to corporate identities and sporting fan fanaticism. Keep up with the authors at their official companion website: http://idleidol.net/
The book is available to buy now on Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com.
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