An accidental typographer

Check out the work of Shuetsu Sato, a Japanese security guard who’s accidentally become a graphic designer and typographer.

Tokyo subway’s humble duct-tape typographer
Walk the bowels of these stations long enough and you may come across Shuetsu Sato 佐藤修悦. Sixty-five year old Sato san wears a crisp canary yellow uniform, reflective vest and polished white helmet. His job is to guide rush hour commuters through confusing and hazardous construction areas. When Sato san realised he needed more than his megaphone to perform this duty, he took it upon himself to make some temporary signage. With a few rolls of of duct tape and a craft knife, he has elevated the humble worksite sign to an art form.

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新宿駅のよさ いたるところにガムテープで書かれた案内。工事中の案内係として新宿駅にやってきた佐藤修悦という人が勝手に始め、今ではオフィシャルに認められてやっているらしい。このフォントは修悦体と呼ばれているとか。 私だったら絶対印刷にさせてしまう。JRは案外呑気なのか 鉄パイプも好き 最高たのしい #新宿駅#shinjuku#左側通行 #佐藤修悦#修悦体#フォント#フォント沼 #graphics#chinesecharacter

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stroll a for Out

Video of a man walking backwards through Tokyo played in reverse
When first thing that strikes you when watching this video of a man walking through Tokyo is that every other person in the entire clip is walking backward. The opposite of which is actually true: the man, Ludovic Zuili, is the one walking backward but the video is being played in reverse.

What you’re watching is just a short preview of a 9-hour movie that was aired in its entirety in France called Tokyo Reverse, part of a bizarre TV programming trend called Slow TV that has been regarded as a “small revolution.”

How strange, why has no one else thought of this?