February 15th, 2012
AQ visits Open Network Lab for another UX design mentoring session.
January 16th, 2012
Announcing an official partnership with the seed acceleration program ONLab.
December 26th, 2011
November 11th, 2011
Two days of Lean Startup Bootcamp, here in Tokyo.
September 5th, 2011
Responsive web design must start with content and context, not devices. Here are some ideas how.
July 22nd, 2011
Observing the bizarre poetry of email marketing
July 21st, 2011
How Google used language and interaction design to define its new social networking service
July 4th, 2011
The experience of 491 of Tokyo's creative professionals, in a few numbers
December 22nd, 2010
The benefits and pitfalls of using concept statements to help your project get to launch.
September 7th, 2010
A DIY project from the new AQ office.
September 28th, 2009
Does Meiji's milk bottle inspired new logo deliver?
September 16th, 2009
A photo travel log of our visit to Echigo Tsumari Art Triennial in Niigata with friends from Tokyo Art Beat and Birds Design.
August 14th, 2009
Quotes from recording legend Steve Albini on his creative process
July 20th, 2009
A new website for our favorite Tokyo/Hangzhou-based web dev team
May 7th, 2009
Our favorite free paper appeared as a case study for type, color and layout in a design look book.
April 27th, 2009
February 13th, 2009
A feature request to add understanding to the bumps and dips in user metrics.
January 20th, 2009
A new website for Japanese sportswear maker, that's as lightweight, sturdy and hi-tech as their shoes.
October 15th, 2008
In design, local tastes rule, even for Google.
September 23rd, 2008
Tokyo will host Web Directions East, part of the Australian conference series covering everything from design to back-end development.
September 21st, 2008
Revitalization through Art in the Seto Inland Sea
June 25th, 2008
New Hitotoki cities, New Art Beat cities, new maps, new faces!
June 20th, 2008
A free download from our drawer of unfinished projects.
May 30th, 2008
After two years at the excellent Co-lab collaborative share studio for creators, making new friendships projects, AQ is moving to a new office.
January 18th, 2008
Join us Tuesday, Jan 29th at 7pm at The Pink Cow for a night of food, drinks, friends and stories!
November 26th, 2007
AQ loves to bake, steam, peel... and eat. We talk about food as much as design. What happens when the two meet?
October 30th, 2007
Our interview of Khoi Vinh for design portal CBC-net, originally in Japanese, is now in English for all our single-byte readers.
September 29th, 2007
Join us at TAB's 3rd Anniversary in a few weeks for music, live VJ sets and roasted chestnuts!
September 27th, 2007
Hitotoki NYC launches with tales of celebrity sunburns and Vietnamese sandwiches.
September 11th, 2007
A new article by Chris for CBC-net, "a creative portal site which gathers information of Art & Design from various fields".
September 11th, 2007
"The Case for New Type" is Chris's latest article on CBC-net, one of the most read Japanese-language design sites.
August 27th, 2007
Part Six in our series about new typography, we talk with Nikola Djurek about his typeface Amalia.
August 21st, 2007
Kai & Natascha talk about their typeface inspired by Jenson's Antiqua.
August 14th, 2007
In part four we interview Chester Jenkins about his typeface Galaxie Polaris.
August 1st, 2007
Hitotoki is taking on the Big Apple this September. Send us your stories!
July 31st, 2007
Part Three in our series we interview Jarno Lukkarila about his typeface Xtra Sans.
July 28th, 2007
We interview Jeremy Tankard about Bliss, an English sans-serif in the tradition of Gill Sans.
July 23rd, 2007
Eric Olson talks about the geometry and rhythm of his typeface Klavika.
July 1st, 2007
"Intimate portraits, revealing the struggles & complexities of modern Japanese women" from Chin Music Press
May 1st, 2007
Hitotoki.org traces a narrative map of cities through personal stories from curious outsiders, starting with six stories from Tokyo.
March 7th, 2005
Approaches to the design of web-published direction maps, including Tokyo-specific considerations
October 15th, 2004
A primer in Japanese typographic design for the web
October 7th, 2004
English text in Japanese design and Analphabetic glyphs available in Japanese typefaces
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