Gashapon balls are fairly similar to Kinder Surprise, only more expensive and containing better quality items. The distinct transparent bubble packaging makes gashapons visually enticing because you can glimpse layers of colour, graphics and toys.
This is the final major project of Joanna Zhou, graduating student in BA Graphic Design for Communication at Chelsea College of Art and Design. It consists of two briefs; one self-directed and one live, both revolving around japanese culture and graphics.
An investigation into the phenomena of culture, taste and collection. Findings will be presented using a functional capsule vending machine, known as 'gashapon' machines in Japan.
Momiji Dolls Designing a set of japanese street fashion dolls for Momiji. Will also be creating the packaging, illustrations, stickers and branding to accompany the series.