June DexNews: Osaka Office Art, PERSOL CAREER Vision Wall and This&That Café Vol. 44"Alone Together"
Osaka Office Art Project
We invited artist MOYA to paint a beautiful contemporary Japanese piece for a new office space located in central Osaka. With his distinctive line art and a combination of gold and gray base accents, MOYA added a subtle “Wa” essence while complementing the refined design of this single-floor office space.
With the help of the artist, we also created a motion graphics screensaver for the monitor located in the center of the art wall. The graphics act as an extension of the artwork and morph into various motifs featuring Osaka landmarks and themes.
PERSOL CAREER: Vision Wall Workshop
PERSOL CAREER provides job search websites such as “doda” and a variety of human resources services. TokyoDex was commissioned to create a vision wall for them to help visualize their corporate mission “Give people the power to own their work-life” to employees and visitors to their office.
Employees from different departments participated in a workshop, tasked with coming up with and deepening understanding of PERSOL CAREER’s mission. Some examples raised were “people who follow the path they believe in,” “people who don’t give up even when faced with difficulties,” and “people whose lives and work are integrated and well balanced.” Through these discussions, participants created illustrations based on keywords identified in the workshop, and artist Youhei Takahashi drew inspiration from those drawings to create this vision wall.
The work depicts the Chinese zodiac animals overcoming all obstacles, moving towards hope by following the path they believe in. Animals live based on instinct and survival. They are a symbol of the integration of “living and working.” The Chinese zodiac symbolizes an infinitive activity cycle and suggests living a full life despite all of its ups and downs. Construction cones and red traffic lights were drawn as symbols of distress and difficulties. These things present challenges to the animals, but rather than submitting, the animals harness their strength to move forward. This wall art conveys the animals’ positivity and strength of will to follow their own path as they grow to overcome their challenges.
The shadows of the animals are painted in PERSOL GRAY, the corporate color of PERSOL CAREER. This color was chosen to amplify the lighter tones and make the animals’ expressions more vivid.
2020 TokyoDex Logo Project
Thanks to all of the artists, crew and everyone who joined us on May 28th to make TnTCafé Vol. 44 possible!
During these difficult times, “Alone Together” was born from the desire to recreate some of the much-needed sense of community and creative energy that flows so naturally at This&That Café. Our first-ever online event, #TnTCafe Vol. 44 was an experimental and interactive virtual gathering with over 150 people joining us in real time from around the globe.
We send our heartfelt thanks to all the artists and crew that helped make this happen as well as to all the participants who brought their good vibes to the event!