Over the last 6 years, we've been lucky enough to share offices, growing pains and many successful projects with the creators of one of Tokyo’s most vital art resources, Tokyo Art Beat.
Co-founded by AQ’s very own Paul Baron in 2004 as a bilingual art exhibition listing website, TAB is visited by art lovers 200,000 times a month, and has extended its activities and reach via an designer goods e-commerce site, a bestselling iPhone app, a New York-based sister site, and a bilingual free paper, circulation 100,000, all designed and illustrated by AQ.
Tokyo Art Beat’s non-profit status has inspired us to always make a lot with a little. Our collaborations with TAB have proved a fruitful testing ground for many of the ideas and tools that we bring to our projects today: careful information design, an iterative design process, usability testing, log analysis and search engine optimization, all of which have helped TAB’s audience and influence continue to grow over the years.
Apps for the Japanese working man’s favorite free magazine
A tablet-optimized interactive data exploration and presentation tool
A collective travel map and diary, made from our own experience of the world
A simple app to nudge casual art goers to Tokyo's museums.
Event organization tool of choice for Tokyo's tech community