Olympus OM-10 camera system packaging

Olympus OM 10: body

27/11/11 – Original packaging design for the OM-10 camera system by Olympus (c. 1979-87): box graphics for camera body, lens and semihard case. (more…)

Tenugui: Designs & Patterns Japan


26/04/09 – Excerpts from Tenugui, Pie Books (2007), Japan. Tenugui are traditional Japanese cotton hand-towels featuring a wide range of designs and motifs. (more…)

Czech and Japanese matchbox labels

matchbox label book covers
29/01/09 – PIE books, Japan: Cesky Filumenisticky Design (2005) and Japanese Matchbox Label Collection 1920s-40s (2004). Text in Japanese. Maraid’s matchbox labels on flickr//

‘Gacha’ capsule machine toys from Japan

22/02/08 – Small selection of ‘gacha’ (capsule) machine toys from Japan. (more…)

Oliver Tomas

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