When I used to work as Deputy Art Director for VOGUE Living, one of my favourite parts of my role was creating 'inspiration scrapbooks'. Actually, I'm pretty sure it wasn't exactly in my 'role' job description, but it was, for me, an important part of my layouts. My Art Director and I used to refer to these little scrapbooks often for inspiration. Oooo I miss flipping through those books over a 3pm cup of chai with my lovely Art Director.
There are so many beautiful flyers and free papers in Tokyo and yesterday I started a Tokyo version of my design inspiration scrapbooks. The design here is just incredible! The Japanese are just so clever and they just seem to get everything right. Here are a few favourites.