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2025 - VISIONS of the future inventors in Japan

2025 is a "concept art" booklet of the future, featuring visions held by Japanese entrepreneurs shaping the future.

2025 - VISIONS of the future inventors in Japan

2025 is a "concept art" booklet of the future, featuring visions held by Japanese entrepreneurs shaping the future.

$2,606
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36
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, May 10 2015 12:06 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated May 10, 2015

About

日本語は下にございます!ご覧下さい。

◆THIS PROJECT

There are many books that predict the future, but they are only written by someone who studied it, and they only forecast what can be expected from current data.However, we believe disruptive changes can only be felt by those who are actually making them.At VISIONGRAPH, we'd like to create something totally different from other interview-based media by illustrating the future visions that the entrepreneurs themselves have.By visualizing the various visions they have and compiling them into a concept art book, we aim to create contents that everyone can enjoy.We'll complete the booklet by the end of 2016 and send it to you. (Our long-term dream is to produce a film based on it!)

◆BACKGROUND

Begnning with Japanese anime such as Akira and Ghost in the Shell, which had a great influence on the film The Matrix, Japanese pop culture such as manga and anime has been a source of inspiration around the world.

On the other hand, remarkable pioneers such as SONY and TOYOTA, with their high technological capabilities, have led the development of the island country of Japan.

However, as the iPod and iPhone shaped the future of listening to music, and as Tesla Motors and Google’s self-driving cars created the future of cars, Japan as a “great manufacturing country” seems to have faded into the background.

Many Japanese people are serious-minded, shy, and bad at expressing good business sense or large-scale visions.

Nonetheless, there are young Japanese people starting new global endeavours, riding the waves of the makers movement and the Internet of Things.

When you actually look at their activities, it is clear that the kind of world depicted in Ghost in the Shell, where people connect directly to the Internet, is about to come true.

Future visions held by the Japanese, born from the hybrid culture of high technology and a quirky character, are not something often discussed in the English language. We will illustrate such future visions in a fresh style, using Japanese aesthetics and visual materials in an anime/manga style!


◆SAMPLE SPREADS
 
 
 
 


◆“2025” FULL BOOKLET
・Approximately 60 pages, B5 size

・5 episodes in Japan

We'll inform you in the Updates section when we know who will be featured.

>>>Download Episode 01: exiii

◆Episode 01

Episode 01 features concept art of the world envisioned by the company exiii. They are developing “handiii”, a prosthetic hand made light and affordable by the use of 3D printers and smartphones.

In the complete booklet, we are planning to illustrate the world in 2025 combining the visions of several more Japanese entrepreneurs and scientists.

◆Design Team

●Junji Okubo (IZMOJUKI): Illustrator

Under the name IZMOJUKI, Junji Okubo also works as a mechanic designer.His a designer and illustrator working in many fields including music, anime, and games.

http://www.izmojuki.com/

●Kentaro “ANI” Fujimoto: Designer & Art Director

After creating the graphic unit “Nendo” in 1993, Kentaro “ANI” Fujimoto also experienced positions such as the Channel Art Director of MTV-Japan before going freelance. Now he works based in Hokkaido.  His book Taipo Sampo (literally “A Walk With Typography”) is available now.

https://www.behance.net/gallery/22054955/Works-2006-2014

●Keitaro Terasawa: Designer & Art Director

Keitaro Terasawa is an art director/designer working in fields such as  CD jacket designing for up-and-coming indie musicians, movie pamphlet designing and bookbinding, editorial designing, etc.

http://k-terrasawa.com/

●Tsutomu Umezawa: Photographer

Tsutomu Umezawa worked as the still photographer of “BABEL”, a Hollywood film starring Brad Pitt. He has been playing an active role in many notable projects such as an advertisement for the Nissan Murano, which he took part with photographer Mika Ninagawa.

http://www.umezawatsutomu.com/blog/

In the full booklet, we hope to collaborate with more professional creators!

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◆このプロジェクトについて

未来を予測した本はたくさん出ていますが、それは研究した誰かが書いたものであり、“今”のデータから見えてくる範囲の未来であることが多いです。しかし、実際に起こる破壊的な変化は、それを起こそうとする当事者にしか察知できないものだと思います。私たち未来予報研究会(VISIONGRAPH)は、変化を起こそうとする起業家本人たちが持つVISION(未来の世界観)を描くことによって、他のインタビューメディアとは全く違うコンテンツを作りたいと考えています。

彼らが思い描くさまざまなVISIONをビジュアライズし、設定資料集としてまとめる事で誰でも楽しめるコンテンツを作る事を目指しています。

2016年末までには完成して皆様のところにお送りします。

◆背景

マトリックスにも多大な影響を与えた日本のアニメ『AKIRA』や『攻殻機動隊』をはじめ、日本のマンガ・アニメーションをはじめとするポップカルチャーは世界中の人々にインスピレーションを与えてきました。

一方で、SONY、TOYOTA…と名だたる先人達が技術力を持って発展を遂げてきた島国、日本。しかし、iPod/iPhoneが音楽視聴体験の未来となり、テスラやGoogle自動操縦車がクルマの未来となり、かつての「ものづくり大国、日本」は目立たない存在になっている気がします。

"Japan Challenge"ー
大きなビジョンを描いて伝える事がなかなか苦手なシャイでマジメな日本人が多い中、Makers / Internet of Thingsと呼ばれる波に乗り、日本の若者達がグローバル挑戦をはじめています。
事実、彼らの活動を見ると、1991年に公開された『攻殻機動隊』で描かれた人がネットに直接接続する時代はすぐそこです。

技術力とユニークさを持ったハイブリッドな文化が生み出す日本人達の描く未来。なかなか英語圏では語られる事の無いシーンを今までにない手法でお伝えします!

◆“2025” FULL BOOKLET

 ●B5 60ページ前後(英語の書籍です)

 ●5 episodes in Japan

取材先は決まりましたらアクティビティでお伝えします

◆Episode 01

3Dプリンターとスマホで低価格で軽量な筋電義手handiiiを世に送り出すexiiiが描く世界をエピソード01の設定資料を公開します。

この他にも、数組の日本の起業家・研究者による2025が交差する世界を完成版では作っていければと思っています。

◆Design Team

●大久保 淳二(IZMOJUKI) / Illustrator

出雲重機の名義でメカニックデザイナーとしても活動している。音楽からアニメ、ゲームまで幅広く活動しているデザイナー・イラストレーター。

http://www.izmojuki.com/

●藤本ANI健太郎 / Designer & Art Director

1993年にグラフィックユニット“Nendo”を結成。 “MTV-Japan” のチャンネルアートディレクター等の職を経てフリーランスに。現在は北海道を拠点にうつし活動中。自著『タイポさんぽ』発売中。

https://www.behance.net/gallery/22054955/Works-2006-2014

●寺澤圭太郎 / Designer & Art Director

新進気鋭のインディーズミュージシャンのレコードジャケットをはじめ、映画のパンフレットや装丁、エディトリアルデザイン等、アートディレクター/デザイナー。

http://k-terrasawa.com/

●梅澤勉 : Photographer

フォトグラファー。菊地凛子がアカデミー賞ノミネートで話題となったハリウッド映画「BABEL」にスチールで参加(フォトグラファーとして参加)。蜷川実花らと参加した日産MURANOの広告等、数々の活躍を見せる。

http://www.umezawatsutomu.com/blog/

フルブックレットでは他にも様々なプロとのコラボレーションをしていきたいと思います!


Risks and challenges

Less than half of new businesses manage to survive for more than a year. Some entrepreneurs, despite having started their own businesses with high aspirations, have trouble in expressing their visions well.
In Japan, it's not rare for serious-minded entrepreneurs to become too focused on the project in front of them and lose their long-term vision. This is very unfortunate.
Therefore, visualizing the world that they are striving to actualize also helps boost their own motivation.
All of us in the VISIONGRAPH team, as well as the creators supporting us, sincerely hope that such entrepreneurs can spread their wings outside the small island country of Japan and open the way to the future.
Your contributions will be used not only for remuneration for the creators helping us in this project, but for printing this book in high quality, and for delivering it to you.
If this project fails to be funded, we will no longer be able to visualize the futures that entrepreneurs are trying to create.
However, if it succeeds, we will produce a fascinating concept art book of 2025 and deliver it to you.
The moment you open this booklet, we’re sure your heart will leap with excitement about the future ten years ahead!

1年続く会社は1/2以下ー。いくら志を高く起業をしたと言っても、ビジョンをうまく伝える事ができない起業家もおります。
目の前のプロダクトに一生懸命になりすぎた結果、ビジョンを見失いがちになってしまう真面目な起業家も、日本では少なくありません。それはとても残念な事です。
彼らの想い描いている世界をビジュアル化することは、すなわち彼ら自身のモチベーションをあげる事にも繋がります。
未来予報研究会(VISIONGRAPH)をはじめ、サポートしていただいているクリエイター全員、
ビジョンを持った起業家達がこの小さな島国日本を飛び出し、未来の世界を切り開く存在になって欲しい、
その想いでおります。
あなたの支援いただく金額はサポートいただくクリエイターへのフィーだけでなく、より味のある魅力的な本になるためのプリント代になり、あなたの元に届ける運送費になります。
成立しない場合は、起業家達のビジョンを画にすることも止まってしまいます。
しかし、成立した場合には魅力的な2025の設定資料集をプロデュースし、あなたのもとにお届けします。
設定資料集を開いた瞬間、あなたは10年後に心を踊らせることは間違いありません!

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