Sometimes chic and sometimes gorgeous. Metals, acrylic resin, LEDs, ABS, and many other materials are transformed into signs that adorn the city. Like crowded urban streets, a factory floor reverberates with a variety of sounds. House music maestro Takecha lends his skills to the reconstruction. The graceful sounds produced by a laser cutter are assembled into an elaborate urban dance music track, with the same nanoscale accuracy of a Nano Sign.
Omino manufactures and sells signboards, displays, information panels and other signs for fashion brands, hotels, and offices, made using LED, ABS and acrylic resin, and metal.
Every employee has their own approach to cutting curves and straight lines for the characters in a design, as they will use blades of different shapes and thicknesses. However, when complete, they all look exactly the same.
Machining tools use data that is programmed to make them operate as desired. If that program is incorrect by even a minor amount, the machining must be re-done. However, both in terms of budget and time, most manufacturing orders require machining to be successful on the first try.
We primarily make signs based on design drawings received from the customer, but sometimes there won’t be enough space set aside in the design to run electrical wiring for LEDs. So, another part of our job is to adjust the structure of a sign to ensure that it can function as designed.
Most signs we make are one-of-a-kind, so we need to adjust color combinations for each order. The person in charge will mix the paint by adding colors in 0.1g increments to gradually get it closer to the color the customer is looking for.
Arrows serve as indicators of something ahead and as waypoints. There is a responsibility to not point someone in the wrong direction. As a design motif, arrows include the philosophical nuance of having to do the right thing.
Sign maker founded in 1975. Headquarters located in Tokyo’s Sumida Ward, factory located in Yashio, Saitama Prefecture. Makes signs using ABS, acrylic, and other resins, and metals like stainless steel, aluminum, and brass, in addition to LED signs and silkscreen printed signs. Also handles digitally processed items using large-scale laser cutter and 3D machining routers.
He is also active as Takeshi Fukushima. Influenced by Soichi Terada’s Sun Shower, he moved to Tokyo in 1995 and launched GWM Records. Collaborated with Glenn Underground and Boo Williams in San Francisco in 1997. Resident at Lupin Night with Satoru Ono until 2001. After 90’s Japanese house music experienced a revival in Europe since 2015, he has been reviving 90’s vibes and exploring new sounds in his hometown in Shiga Prefecture. Has received several Eps through a new European label. Invited originator Pal Joey to join him on his 2016 Takecha Strikes Back tour. Collaborated with Kuniyuki Takahashi in Paris in 2017.Collaborated with Soichi Terada in Stockholm for the 2018 Deep Soundscapes release party. Currently delivering his own electronic music through Bandcamp.
Born in 1979 in Abashiri, Hokkaido. Began his career in 1999 as an engineer in Setagaya’s Heartbeat recording studio. Freelance from 2009. Currently based in Kyoto, working with various artists doing live PA work, recording, mixing, and mastering.
Attended Tama Art University and graduated with a major in graphic design. Working as a director/designer/planner.
Born in 1987 in Kobe. Attended Nihon University. Graduated with a major in photography. Joined Amana Inc. in 2011. Freelance since 2014.