Power Slave (1995)

itwonlast:

When I saw this striking image of Tokyo while riffling through my RSS feeds, my heart stopped. Supposedly, it’s a still from a forgotten video game made in 1995.

There’s something about this cityscape. I’ve been coming back to stare at the large version of it for two days now, marveling at all the details: that puffy-cheeked man and that lobster, the people on the streets, the density of the buildings, the beautiful pixel weave that makes up the clouds, and that ominous yellow moon. I want to know the story of this game world and its makers. If it’s a still from a mid-90s video game, very few people would have considered that art at the time. Now, in the world we live in, I could easily see this image selling at an art opening. If it turned out that this image was done by a contemporary pop artist, emulating/exaggerating the aesthetics of retro games, I would not be surprised. However, this image feels even more compelling to me precisely because it’s not that, but a forgotten relic, a lost gem, a genuine artifact. (Read on)

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T O T O K Y O T O M O R R O W .

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Nod, in her Bangkok store, Liberty Area One, for the SCMP.

TEAM UP.

Stephanie Pailin Thiel and Art by Shiraz Randeria for Wallpaper* magazine Thai Edition, March 2014.

Stephanie Pailin Thiel, Bangkok. By Shiraz Randeria.

Stephanie Pailin Thiel, Bangkok. By Shiraz Randeria.

Stephanie Pailin Thiel, Bangkok. By Shiraz Randeria.

Juke magazine, issue 4. Shanghai nightlife shoot. Rita by Shiraz Randeria.

Ayaka, dancer. Tokyo, March 2014.

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Ayaka, dancer. Tokyo, March 2014.

Ayaka, dancer. Tokyo, March 2014.

Ayaka, dancer. Tokyo, March 2014.

She has the most beautiful diphthongs…

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