Issue 24


Guest edited and designed by Luis Mendo
Cover by Adrian Hogan

Welcome to our Tokyo issue. This issue explores the value of embracing subjectivity and personal recordings of cities while exploring the biggest metropolitan area in the world. Guest edited by illustrator and editorial designer Luis Mendo, it builds upon his love for the city, the drawing event PauseDraw, and his continued exploration of the city through drawing. Through drawings by thirteen artists and words by another eight contributors, the issue ultimately reveals Tokyo’s built environment, its culture, its people, and some of the aspects that make it one of the most fascinating cities in the world.

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Mas issue tokyo cover opening

Drawings, Storytelling, and Subjectivity

Issue statement by Iker Gil, editor in chief of MAS Context

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Drawing Tokyo

Short essay by Luis Mendo

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And So You Come

Essay by Craig Mod

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Anselm Dästner

Illustrations by Anselm Dästner

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Andrew Joyce

Illustrations by Andrew Joyce

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Illustrations by Ghosttthead

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Andrew Browne

Illustrations by Andrew Browne

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David Robert

Illustrations by David Robert

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Terry Satomi

Illustrations by Terry Satomi

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Grace Lee

Illustrations by Grace Lee

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Illustrations by Hama-House

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Joey Meuross

Illustrations by Joey Meuross

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Shu Kuge

Illustrations by Shu Kuge

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Mariya Suzuki

Illustrations by Mariya Suzuki

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Luis Mendo

Illustrations by Luis Mendo

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Adrian Hogan

Illustrations by Adrian Hogan

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Sheibu Ad Campaign

Short essay by Chip Lord

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The Future that Never Happened

Short essay by fala (Filipe Magalhães and Ana Luisa Soares)

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A Work of Art

Short essay by Tama-chan (Takayo Kiyota)

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Life Cycles: A Tokyo Bike Story

Story and photography by Lee Basford