Mobile Message Project: Thumb Talkin'

KDDI Designing Studio

This event has ended.

This project calls for 'love messages' - mobile phone text messages written under the theme of 'love of humanity, love of family, love between men and women, love of nature' - as a way of exploring the contemporary communication method, 'thumb communication'.

The exhibition features an LED display 'Thumb Talkin Hoop' which will show the collected messages, and will also include special live shows by famous artists such as 'Tomato' and DJ Kentaro. Wrist-bands and T-shirts with love-messages by artists, writers and the public will be on sale. All proceeds (excluding production/management fees) will go to UNICEF, to improve the education etc of children all over the world. *Messages can be sent via until December 25th.

An unusual collaboration between internationally renown artists 'Tomato' and DJ Kentaro will perform at the special final event 'Thumb Talkin' Special Live'. Under the theme 'communication knows no bounds', world-leading graphic artist 'Tomato' will create visual displays with everyone's love messages live, to DJ Kentaro's beats.

Date: Saturday 16 December 2006
Time: 16:30-17:30 (Open: 16:00)
*120 numbered tickets will be distributed from 15:00 at K Studio 3rd.
Performer: DJ/DJ Kentaro
VJ/ Tomato (Simon Taylor, Tota Hasegawa)
Entry: Free entry (distribution of numbered tickets)

Wrist-bands with messages by artists and the public who participate in the thumb TALKIN' project will be on sale.

Participating Artists:
Seiko Ito (writer/creator), Tsuyoshi Takashiro (hyper-media creator), Kotobuki Shiriagari (manga artist), Roland Kirishima (photographer), Tetsu Maeda (film director)

Sales information:
Inside KDDI Design Studio
Thumb Talkin' Project mobile phone site(

Product information:
Price: ¥480 (tax included)
Product: Double-ring wristband
Material: Silicone rubber
Size: 190mmx12mm thickness: 2mm
Base wristband - warm grey (with thumb TALKIN' and K Studio Logo)
Message band - forest green, black, navy, magenta, khaki.
*wristbands with messages from the public chosen by the office. Sales to start at the beginning of December.

Love-message T-shirts
T-shirts with love-messages by world renown artists will be on sale.

Participating artists:
Tomato, Deanne Cheuk, Elisabeth Arkhipoff, Manuel Schibli, Vier5

Sales Information:
Inside KDDI Design Studio
thumb TAKIN' Project mobile phone site(

Product Information
Product type: 6 types (including the logo T-shirt)
Size: XS, M, L
Price: ¥5040 (tax included)



2006-12-16 from 16:30 to 17:30



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