HANABEAM music video won Best Goove video Award by Space Shower TV

The music video “HANABEAM” by HIFANA and W+K Tokyo Lab has received Best Groove Video prize in Music Video Award by Space Shower TV, the biggest music channel in Japan. The video was included as main video in Hifana’s last album “24H” released in July last year. Another master piece was created based […]

Jemapur’s Exclusive Mix on W+K Radio

Jemapur did an exclusive mix for W+K Radio and it will be broadcasted tonight 1am and tomorrow morning as below.
This 60 minutes mix includes wide range s of good electronic music from experimental to techno, as well as 3 original works that he released from the Lab recently.  
Now his latest album evacuation is available […]

W+K TOKYO LAB x PICTOPLASMA : PICTOPIA

3rd Pictoplasma Conference and Festival
Berlin, Germany
19.03. - 21.03.2009
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PICTOPLASMA and The House of Culture Berlin invited W+K TOKYO LAB to lecture and do a video installation at this years festival - PICTOPIA - in Berlin from March 18-21. During this time of year, Pictoplasma transforms Berlin into a kind of Lollapalooza for character design and animation. […]

Interview with Bruce at Moonlinx

Bruce and Anthony from W+K were interviewed over at Moonlinx about the Lab’s Tokyo.Ten project, and live show that we presented this July at Liquid Room. Crescent, who is also featured in the interview, was one of our technology partners for Tokyo.Ten live who kindly lent us their expertise in real-time motion capture, making for […]

John Jay on the Tokyo Music Scene

John blogs for the NY Times with this overview of the Tokyo Scene, including the history of W+K Tokyo’s interaction with Tokyo music culture, and the impetus for the inception of W+K Tokyo Lab. The article is also reproduced in full below.
The issues facing the music business — the growth of digital distribution and a […]

Takagi’s Music Featured In Aquos Spot

Takagi Masakatsu’s Girls, taken from his Coieda album released with us in 2004 was recently featured in this Sharp Aquos spot directed by W+K. Congrats to Sharp team, and Takagi! You can also sample Coieda, and the track Girls through iTunes or Last.FM.

Osaka Part Deux

Meanwhile, Shane finally imports the photos from his camera…

The view from our hotel. It was an old one, scheduled to be demolished soon.

Reception at the event.

Our flyers were laid out at the front.

Preparing the stage.

Our friend Makoto’s shop, Love Buzz.

His prized NKOTB towel, in the store.

Captain Picard beamed in…

There’s a gallery attached, and the designer […]

BACA-JA In Osaka

11/13(火)に大阪大学で行われたBaca-Jaという映像コンテストの授賞式で、W+K Tokyo Labによる約90分のワークショップが行われた。会場には、全国の学生、業界関係者、メディアアーティストの宇川直弘氏、ポリゴンピクチャーズの塩田周三氏など含む審査員達、約200人。終了後、オーディエンスからは、「Tokyo Labの生の声を直接聞けるスゴイいい機会だった」「制作過程のエナジーの集積密度に感動さえおぼえました。」「ビデオの情報量が半端じゃない」などなど、とてもいい反応、コメントを頂いた。
W+K Tokyo Lab hosted a 90 minute long workshop at Osaka University on 11/13, as part of Baca-Ja (Broadband Art and Contents Awards Japan). The audience was a mix of students, creative industry people, and judges including media artist Naohiro Ukawa, and Shuzo Shiota, the president of Polygon Pictures… a total of […]

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween from W+K Toyko Lab.

Above: +cruz, Woog, and Shane by Atsuko Takeshima.

W+K Featured In Kokoku Hihyo

Premier Japanese Advertising Journal, 広告批評 (Kokoku Hihyo), featured Wieden+Kennedy in its most recent issue. In fact, virtually the entire issue is devoted to W+K! The article visits every office globally, featuring interviews of all the key players, and of course, the work. This is perhaps the most comprehensive picture available of W+K work and culture […]