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Fresh Fruits Turtleback – June 1, 2005
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From The New Yorker
Copyright © 2005 The New Yorker
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One disappointment over the first book, "Fruits", though is that there doesn't seem to be as many truly outrageous fashions as the first book. The styles seem less over-the-top in this one. Still, subdued has to be put in the context of this eye-popping culture.
An interesting feature of "Fresh Fruits" is that it includes more men in its collection - something I enjoyed seeing this time around. Also, there seemed to be more animation amoungst the pictures with more people posting instead of just standing there with their arms at their sides, as in the "Fruits" book.
Still this book is filled with stunning photographs which are sure to inspire the aspiring designer.
'Fresh Fruits' is simply not so Fresh.
Sadly, the 'Fruits' in Japan are also slowly disappearing, being choked out by conformity and a changing local landscape. A sign of the times, for sure, and not an encouraging one.
Well, borderline expat digression aside, this is a wonderful book. It's a semi-hardcover, real cloth binding, so with care it should last for a long time. There is no text to speak of (aside from some of the kids' names and what they're wearing) so it's an accessible book for - well, literally for anyone. I gave a copy to my eight year old niece last Christmas and she loved it, as did her parents. I have both "Fruits" and "Fresh Fruits" (as well as about ten different copies of the magazine) and they are equally good. If you have lots of books, the bright colors on the spine stand out nicely when these books are shelved, if that matters.
'Bright colors standing out nicely' just about sums up the spirit of these books.
By the way, a few years ago I showed the magazine to a professional fashion-designer friend of mine in New York and he fell in love with it immediately. You'd have to be pretty stodgy not to enjoy this book, highlights of the magazine, and document of a gradually fading, colorful and inventive subculture.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Covers a lot of the same territory as the original book. It's fun, but just not essential.Published 4 days ago by Esther Coarse
My daughter's fashion bible throughout the 2000s. Every human on Earth should own this book. Very fun.Published 12 months ago by Paloma M
Covers a lot of the same territory as the original book. It's fun, but just not essential.Published 12 months ago by Michael A. Duvernois
Book is in very good condition. All the pages are intact with no damage.Published 15 months ago by Ein
The styles of any culture should be at the forefront of pop culture.. These kids drive the game to the maximum! Read morePublished 17 months ago by Thomas Brauer
Super kawaii postcards of Harajuku teens. Oversized though, so you may have to pay more than your standard postcard rate.Published 23 months ago by Samurai
Great Book that really captures a style. Though the style is not as greatly presented as the last one (Fruits), it is very enjoyable and the pictures are very good. Read morePublished on July 1, 2014 by Ele Tow
vivid colors and pages are clean
the imagery is just what I wanted
gonna use this a a fashion reference when drawing.