Here’s an exciting bit of news for us at Japandaman HQ, the annual unveiling of the main visual art for this year’s Tokyo Game Show. It’s also what you’ll normally see on T-shirts, mugs and anything promoting the event and sold at the venue.
The artist who has been involved with the event since 2010, Ippei Gyoubu, created this amazing display which also promotes the theme for this year which is, “Changing Games: The Transformation of Fun.”
“I created this year’s main visual by visualizing the “emergence” based on the keyword “change/transformation” in the theme. A caterpillar becomes a chrysalis, breaks down its body and reconstructs itself to be born as a completely different creature. In a gaming world, technological innovation has evolved in the last 10 years and now that we’ve passed through the revolutions such as internet, social media and smartphone, I feel that we’ve come close to the time of the birth of a completely new world with all those revolutions blending well. I created this visual based on that feeling. This main visual expresses the ambiguity of whether the visual is a reflection of the metal or not, it’s a flat graphic or not, it’s stereoscopic or planar, and she’s a human or a robot.” – Ippei Gyoubu
TGS will be held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba from September 18 – September 21, 2014.