New Skin, New TABlog

After two and a half years, TAB gets a change of look.

In Spotlight TAB TAB News by Paul Baron 2007-07-03

You’ll notice a wider format with a new header area and a new right side column. This extra column, while only displaying rotating banners and our most popular events list for now, will provide TAB with ample room for future growth as we slowly redesign other parts of the site and launch new features.

The main event though is the launch of an entirely redesigned TABlog.
Shedding its chronological order of content, the new layout allows the editors to promote content on the top page independently of their publication date. 3 Feature spots will showcase the hottest content of the site, while the category clusters below will help readers discover more content. In addition to the reviews and interviews that our TABlog writers and video reporters have already been bringing you, we have added some new categories:

Photo reviews: snapshots from the latest exhibition openings and events.
In the News: bringing you reports and news snippets both in Japan and abroad.
Oddly Enough: because the art world has been baffling people for centuries.
And because our MyTAB users continuously add quality reviews of the events they go and see, we have decided to feature them on the top page in a new User Reviews block.

We are proud to be launching this smarter and more colourful TABlog. By taking as broad an approach as possible, covering all media, big museums and small galleries, famous and unknown creatives, we hope that TABlog will be another way for TAB users to make sense of the vastness of Tokyo’s art and design scene.

Our volunteer designers, coders and writers have been working very hard over the past few months to bring you this early summer surprise. Leave a note in the comments if you enjoy what you’re seeing and tell your friends to help us spread the word.


Paul Baron

Paul Baron. Born in 1977 in Paris. After graduating in 2002 from the London College of Communication, he moved to Tokyo to taste Japan's powerful visual culture. After 3 years at Honda R&D as an interaction designer and his 2004 launch of Tokyo Art Beat with Olivier and Kosuke, he now works as a usability and information designer at AQ, a Tokyo-based design & web agency. After-hours, he enjoys holding on to his rapidly fading unofficial title for biggest visitor of art exhibits in Tokyo and baking all sorts of cakes in his new Ikea kitchen. » See other writings


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