tokyo: project by peter de potter

© beams / photography: shoji fukaya

peter de potter is a graphic designer and artist based in antwerp. a graduate of the city's renowned royal academie of fine arts, de potter has been a longtime friend of designer raf simons, and has dipped his toe in a variety of fields, including visual and graphic design of simons' fashion brand, as well as his work on the graphic design of popular british magazines i-d and arena homme+. very much rooted in contemporary culture, de potter's creative output draws inspiration from abstract art, punk, pop, lots of other youth [counter] cultures, as well as protest movements. the latter adds a dark edge to his work, and very often carries a message. currently on at b gallery, the exhibition space of the beams japan store in shinjuku, is an exhibition of de potter's original artwork. simply called project by peter de potter, the show presents a series of emblematic collages, composed of graphics, photography and typography. additionally, a collection of t-shirts with prints by the potter will be launched at the international gallery beams store in harajuku, and they'll also be sold at the gallery [on through aug 20]. location: beams japan, 3-32-6 shinjuku, 6th floor [shinjuku].

© beams / photography: shoji fukaya