「GAME & STITCH! クロスステッチで楽しむレトロゲーム」大図まこと  2014.5.27発売のおしらせ

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クロスステッチデザイナー大図まことの新刊「GAME & STITCH!」(税込1512円)が学研教育出版より5/27に発売される。クロスステッチとは刺繍の技法の1つでその名の通りX(クロス)をいくつも作っていくことにより形を完成させていく技法だ。
もっと分かりやすくいえばドットを刺繡で表現したレトロゲーム刺繍だ。

☆アマゾンで予約受付中です!

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著者の大図まことが子供の頃になりたかった職業はゲームデザイナーだった。その理由は親がゲームを買ってくれなかったので自分で作るしかないと考えてのことだった。大図は大学卒業後、全くゲームとは関係の無い酒屋さんに勤めた後、手芸店に転職し、今から6年前にクロスステッチデザイナーとして独立した。
かなり遠回りしてしまったが、幼い頃の夢を間接的に実現させたのが今回の本である。

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この本にはナムコのクラシックタイトルの中から「パックマン」「マッピー」「ゼビウス」「ワルキューレの冒険」「ディグダグ」「ドルアーガの塔」「ギャラガ」以上7タイトルのクロスステッチ図案が収録されている。
また日常使いで使えるようなクッションカバーやハンカチなどへクロスステッチを施した作例を多数掲載しているのも特徴だ。
巻末には当時ナムコのデザインを担当していたミスタードットマンこと小野浩さんとの対談も収録しているのでゲームファンの方にも是非手に取っていただきたい。
クロスステッチは刺繡の中でも一番簡単な技法なのでこれを機会に是非男性を含めたいろいろな人にもやってもらえたらと著者の大図は考えている。

☆アマゾンで予約受付中です!

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▼大図まことプロフィール
大学卒業後、手芸店勤務を経てクロスステッチデザイナーとなる。
その大きな体から生み出される作品は男性ならではのポップなデザインが魅力。
女性のフィールドと思われてていた手芸界に現れた話題のルーキーは手芸の枠を越えカルチャー&アートシーンからも熱い注目を浴びる。手芸本執筆、テレビ出演の他、各地で精力的に刺繍教室を開催中。近著に『GAME & STITCH!』(学研教育出版)などがある。

“GAME & STITCH!” OFFICIAL CROSS STITCH BOOK BASED ON RETRO VIDEO GAMES

“Let’s enjoy cross stitching with retro video games!” is the essence of “Game & Stitch!”, an official cross stitch book released in collaboration with BANDAI NAMCO Games, available in Japan from the end of May. In this new book, the popular cross stitch designer Makoto Oozu transforms into cross stitch patterns the classic 80s video game titles “Pac-Man”, “Mappy”, “Xevious”, “The Adventure of Valkyrie”, “Dig Dug”, “The Tower of Druaga” and “Galaga”.
It includes small and big projects to cross stitch retro icons on everyday objects; from cushions to handkerchiefs. “Game & Stitch!” also features an exclusive interview with the dot designer Hiroshi Ono, A.K.A. “Mr. Dotman”, famous for being the designer of “Pac-Man”.
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As a child, Makoto Oozu wanted to become a game designer. The publication of this book as an official BANDAI NAMCO Games book has a really special meaning for him, being, somehow, the materialization of his childhood dream.
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“Cross stitch” is one of the easiest embroidery techniques that exist. It’s based on making “X” (crosses) to complete an image. If we take every “X” for a pixel, cross stitch turns into a great & easy technique to make “embroidered retro game dot images” on any surface. That’s what this book is about. The author would like, with “Game & Stitch!”, that more and more people (including men) get into the cross stitch world.
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About the author: After graduating from university and several jobs, Makoto becomes an independent cross stitch designer in 2008. His pop and fresh designs have made him very popular in the cross stitch world, but also in artistic and cultural fields. Under his own brand “The Mint House” Makoto designs and produces accessories and sundries, being the Knit-SHOCK!! (a needlepoint watch) one of his most representative creations. He has released 6 books, one of which has been translated into English and published in the US.

 

“The Mint House” products are available at the Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/THEMINTHOUSE

Knit-SHOCK!! : HAND KNITTED WATCH & DIY KIT.
ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES!

The Knit Shock watch is a pop and colorful watch, designed to have fun: fun making it and fun wearing it!
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The Knit Shock DIY kit includes threads, a needle and all the necessary to make an original knitted watch. With the kit and a bit of imagination, anybody can make a one-of-a-kind watch in just 2 hours!
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As a gift or for oneself, the Knit Shock kit is suitable for kids over 6 years old.
Knit Shock workshops are regularly organized in Japan, and they are a huge success. Families, couples, friends… they all have lots of fun making these cute watches.
One thing we know for sure is that kids just love it! For most of them is their first watch, and they have great fun turning their designs into a “real” wearable watch. It’s just too cool to see them running around sharing their “creation”. A really special gift that makes everybody happy!
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There is also available a “finished” version, with 6 different designs to choose from. Every single watch is carefully hand-knitted in Japan. (All the elements except the movement are made in Japan).
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ABOUT THE DESIGNER:
With the aim to make cross stitch closer to people and to break with the idea that cross stitch is “difficult” or “boring”, cross stitch and pixel designer Makoto Oozu creates the Knit Shock watch.
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Creative, warm, original and fashionable, it becomes a big success in Japan and is rapidly featured in many fashion and crafts magazines.
The Knit shock watch has been selected to be in the Museum Shop of the National Art Center, Tokyo.
Now available at “The Mint House” Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/THEMINTHOUSE

装苑6月号で大図まことが紹介されました。

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装苑6月号の刺繍特集ページ内で大図まことが紹介されました。

 

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5月29日発売予定の新作「GAME & STITCH !」(学研教育出版刊)から掲載作品をいくつか紹介していただいております。

 

 

▼新刊はamazonで予約受付中です!

GAME & STITCH! クロスステッチで楽しむレトロゲーム