Greeting you with large moving claws from on top of buildings, outside shops with a fist raised to the sky and in restaurant windows staring unblinkingly, the Japanese mascot is almost unavoidable. Idle Idol: The Japanese Mascot collects these wonderful 3D characters found all over Japan. Discover antique advertising characters, modern mass-produced mascots and unique one-off designs.
I got a few cards and parcels for my birthday today but the best present was from MBP who’d sent me copies of the newly published Idle Idol. Here’s the first look at some of the pages. Its a great size and I’m really happy with the quality. The title on the front cover and spine is embossed and looks great.
Idle Idol gets it’s first mention in print in the excellent Wired Magazine, check it out on page 58. We’ve been put in a section called ‘cultural picks of the month’. Wired says the book is out April but the new date looks like May 10th.