Saturday
Jun272015

Canvas Frame Size Chart F P M S Sekaido

after shooting my friend's wedding and mounting some canvas prints i ordered from AliExpress i decided that there are a couple of things that would have been really useful. A list of standard sizes of stretcher frames and a size chart for a real(ish)-world comparison. 

So I made them. I'm sure I'm missing out on some of the nuances of (the very French named) Figure, Paysege and Marine canvas types. I've noticed that some of the sizes are similar to others but as Sekaido doesn't have all the sizes on stock, I forwent (grammar?) color coding the spreadsheet. 

If you, too, want to have a print made and mount in in Japan, I present to you some of the things you might want to know. Feel free to reproduce and/or reuse as you see fit but credit where credit's due, please ;)

Size in millimetres:

 

Price in Japanese Yen as of June 2015:

Available sizes from the store on AliExpress in inches (Note: the international A size is only there for comparison purposes, also when I originally made this in Illustrator, I actually sized the male and female figure to the heights of the bride and groom 5'3" and 5'9" respectively.

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and now for no particular reason, the sizes in tab-delimited (tsv) format(Note:not actually tabs, but four spaces,if you want to copy-paste this):

MM    Figure    Paysege    Marine    Square
0    180 x 140    -    -    180
SM    227 x 158    -    -    227
3    273 x 220    190    160    273
4    333 x 242    220    190    333
5    350 x 270    240    220    350
6    410 x 318    273    242    410
8    455 x 380    333    273    455
10    530 x 455    410    333    530
12    606 x 500    455    410    606
15    652 x 530    500    455    652
20    727 x 606    530    500    727
25    803 x 652    606    530    803
30    910 x 727    652    606    910
40    1000 x 803    727    652    1000
50    1167 x 910    803    727    1167
60    1303 x 970    894    803    1303
80    1455 x 1120    970    894    1455
100    1620 x 1303    1120    970    1620
120    1940 x 1303    1120    970    1940
130    1940 x 1620    -    -    1940
150    2273 x 1818    1620    1455    2273
200    2590 x 1940    1818    1620    2590
300    2910 x 2182    1970    1818    2910
500    3333 x 2485    2182    1970    3333
¥¥¥    Figure    Paysege    Marine    Square
0    321            
SM    321    -    -    
3    327    327    327    422
4    385    385    385    543
5                
6    495    495    495    590
8    571    571    571    847
10    812            
12    927            
15    1063            
20                
25                
30                
40                
50    3885    3885    3885    5950
60    4938    4938    4938    7533
80    8420    8420    8420    11795
100    9921    9921    9921    12214
120    12580    12580    12580    19809
130                
150                
200                
300                
500                
Friday
Mar292013

Hanami is Here, Summer is Coming

I had my first real hanami this season, I feel like I should have been out enjoying the cherry blossoms earlier, but they are about two weeks early and last week was Fashion week.

It was also my first time in Omiya Koen. It was wonderful if not a little cold. I have quite a few pictures but as they mostly contain my friends with their children, I'll leave them off my site for their privacy.

...and as much as I live for this season, I can't wait for summer and I can't wait to get back on my boards. There really is no reason why I haven't been on my skateboard. I've even been leaving one of them at my girlfriend's place. But surfing... I know i'm terrible at it, but I really cant wait to give it another shot.

Tuesday
Oct162012

7. Attack drones require more boots on the ground. - via Foreign Policy

I remembered having a conversation with a friend a few months ago about this. That it actually takes more people to keep a drone in the air than a Fighter Jet... but I couldn't find my source. I'd still like to see the numbers compared, but still. Here is the quote.


Most unmanned aircraft flown by the U.S. military require not just a ground-based "pilot," but also a platoon of surveillance analysts (approximately 19 per drone), sensor operators, and a maintenance crew. Some 168 people are required to keep a Predator drone aloft -- and 180 for its larger cousin, the Reaper -- compared with roughly 100 people for an F-16 fighter jet. To keep up with the demand, the Air Force has trained more drone operators than pilots for the past two years. The upside is that,according to the Congressional Budget Office, drones "are usually less expensive than manned aircraft" ($15 million for a Global Hawk versus about $55 million for a new F-16), though costly sensors and excessive crashes can negate the difference

So that's that. Again, I'd like to see the prices of running each one really compared. Still, drones are scary.

More at Foreign Policy

 

Tuesday
Oct162012

Kamisama Chinami - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo

My first show is online at WWD. http://goo.gl/JZnZI share and enjoy!

Friday
Apr202012

Tokyo Immigration

Here are some notes I took while getting my second visa extension in Japan:

The expiration date on your gaijin card is NOT the expiration date of your visa.

"period of stay" on the form (part 11) is not cumulative. Write length of stay on your current visa.

"desired length of extension" (part 13) is where you put the length of time you want your NEXT visa to be. They don't have to give that to you.

DO NOT use an erasable pen. Use a normal ink pen.

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Long story short, I have a nearly complete lack of good luck in most things I do. More often than not my success have come from stubbornness and hard work. With that said, I sometimes consider myself a terminally lazy person. But when I get the ball rolling I can focus on a project with so strongly that I won't even care to notice the actual strain of I all until it's done...

With that said, today was a bad luck kind of day. I got to the Immigration office in Shinagawa in the late morning, thinking I was getting things done ahead of time so as not to worry about my papers. As it turns out, I had read the wrong expiration date (for some reason your national ID and your visa have different expiration dates on them) and had discovered I had overstayed my previous visa. FML

But don't worry, your young protagonist is no longer an illegal immigrant. The staff pretty much rushed me through the approval procedure and gave me a new visa day-of!

I love Japan.