Howlt Coffee

Haruki Higashi

  • Tue, Nov 20 - Mon, Nov 26 2018
    Open on weekends
  • 10:00am - 7:00pm
  • Opening Reception
    Fri, Nov 22, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Free entrance

UltraSuperNew Gallery is thrilled to present, ‘Howlt Coffee,’ a solo exhibition by Haruki Higashi, a Tokyo based multi-disciplinary creative who has worked with prominent clients such as Nike, Marlboro, and McDonald’s. Higashi has won numerous design awards, including the prestigious design award from the Japan Media Arts Festival.

Howlt Coffee is a hybrid art exhibition that blends modern trends, design, and art. The exhibition reflects on coffeehouse culture that has permeated throughout Tokyo; featuring an array of typography and icons popular among boutique coffee parlors. With roots in design, Higashi fabricates a show that centers on coffee to investigate the ingredients required to make a successful brand.

The show is a composite of works that fuses design principles with color abstractions; offering a unique experience that is in between design and art. A pop-up coffee stand will compliment the displayed work in order to add a dimension of tangibility to the exhibit.

Howlt Coffee

Artist Profile

Haruki Higashi

Born in Kumamoto in 1978, Haruki Higashi established his own design agency called LOWORKS INC. in 2004. Known for his interactive and playful illustrations, Higashi has won numerous awards, including the Media Arts Award from the Japan Media Arts Festival. He has worked with renowned clients such as NIKE, WWF, Marlboro, McDonald’s, Space Shower TV program animations, and more; taking a multi-disciplinary role as an art director, illustrator, graphic designer, and interactive designer.

Furthermore, Higashi has collaborated with several international artists and shown in Spain and New York. In 2018, he created a full-scale design & art studio, Howlt, in order to experiment the crossroads between product and fine art. More info and works can be found on howlt.com