Readers will have noticed that the site hasn’t been receiving as much love as it should over the past month, but the thirst for magazine sustenance is as strong as ever, and here in Tokyo, we’re currently celebrating print culture as part of the 10th edition of the Magazine Library, held at Hillside Terrace in Daikanyama. It kicked off this past Thursday, and runs until May 13. The event features all manner of magazine love, including workshops, special events, and of course, more magazines on display (and that you can buy) than you can shake a stick at.
The Magaziner has a rather big presence, as I have so far produced the live return of the Radio OK Fred podcast — which I co-host with Audrey Fondecave and Yoshi Tsujimura, founders of the now defunct OK FRED magazine, and the current TOO MUCH magazine. You can download the two live episodes we did last week here and here, and we’ll be doing one more session this coming Saturday (May 12, from around 17:00).
I’ll also be producing a special PechaKucha event this coming Friday (May 11, 19:00-21:00), with presentations that all relate to magazines and print — they will be recorded, and a lot of them should pop up on the PechaKucha website. And on the final day of the event (Sunday, May 13) I’ll be hosting a special edition of my monthly PauseTalk series — it will be Vol. 60, and mark the 6th anniversary of the series. It will kick off at 15:00.
So if you’re in Tokyo, I hope that you have a chance to drop by and check in on things. The flyers that you see in this post were designed by Luis Mendo, who has also participated by way of workshops — and he talks more about his involvement in the second episode of our Radio OK Fred show.