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●SIGNATURE● DRAWING IN A BOTTLE "End of War Memorial Bottle"



Katsuhiro Otomo has posted a new drawing in a bottle in the OYAJISHU (親父衆) twitter account with the quote: "End of War Memorial Bottle (Otomo)"

●SIGNATURE● DRAWING IN A BOTTLE "Next guest"


Katsuhiro Otomo has posted a new drawing in a bottle in the OYAJISHU (親父衆) twitter account with the quote: "Next guest (Otomo)"

●SIGNATURE● DRAWING IN A BOTTLE "Dobīn"



Katsuhiro Otomo has posted a new drawing in a bottle in the OYAJISHU (親父衆) twitter account with the quote: "Dobīn (Otomo)"

●DIGITAL ART● COLORS OVER SCRAMBLE


Katsuhiro Otomo's original digital art "COLORS OVER SCRAMBLE" was presented at Shibuya Scramble Square (渋谷スクランブルスクエア) Urban Core Digital Signage in Tokyo.

NKB Co., Ltd. planned "COLORS OVER SCRAMBLE" entrusted by Shibuya Station District Development Planners (Tokyo Corporation, East Japan Railway Company, Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd.) and Scrambles Shibuya. This is the 548th public art by the Japan Traffic Culture Association, and with the motif of the transition of the Shibutani River and the transition of the four seasons, computer graphics are used to express changes in color from inorganic to organic in a one-minute video. 

The size of digital signage is 5.9 meters long and 1.3 meters wide and Otomo spent 6 months producing the work in which rocks and soil settle in the water and fruits and plants emerge to become full-grown trees while white flowers bloom along with gentle background sounds and chirping of birds that are pleasant to the ears

Purpose of the artwork
■ To promote the spread of public art through digital art works based on the original drawings of cartoonist and film director Katsuhiro Otomo
■ To create a space that soothes and encourages people's hearts by easily familiarizing themselves with art through public art.
■ To contribute to regional revitalization and tourism development through the works of famous artists Shibuya Scramble Square Urban Core Digital Signage.

Katsuhiro Otomo's comment:
"I wanted to add color to the place with digital art suitable for a new building. I hope that people who visit Shibuya Scramble Square and see the digital art will be able to understand the charm of the fusion of natural and pop music."

●ANNOUNCEMENT● OTOMO ZENSHU


Kodansha has launched the website OTOMO ZENSHU (大友全集) to announce the details of the upcoming publication of Katsuhiro Otomo's complete manga works. Twitter and instagram accounts were also created where Otomo will contribute from time to time answering questions and commenting.