In a very fitting tribute to TED’s 30th anniversary celebration in Vancouver, Canada, artists Janet Echelman and Google’s Creative Director Aaron Koblin collaborated to create Unnumbered Sparks. This is an enormous textured sky sculpture, 745 feet long hoisted between two buildings that allow participants to paint the sky via a mobile phone app. At night, […]
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Japanese Dekotora Subculture of Illuminating Trucks Gives New Meaning to Pimp My Big Rig
In the United States, the after-market car market continues to grow as an important subculture within various demographics, with individualism expressed through one’s ride becoming an important way to make a personal statement. Coming from Japan, the Drifter scene has also had a great influence on car culture in America with competitions scattered now throughout the country. But the latest evolution, as documented by writer and photographer Tatsuki Masaru in his new book “Dekotora,” which means a truck decorated with illuminations, is the growing fascination of truck drivers across Japan who pimp their big rigs with massive neon lights on the outside and luxury interiors on the inside.