The Japanese post-apocalypse is a rough place. Rife with rampaging kaiju, post-apocalyptic kung-fu mutants, slithering tumorous Tetsuos, and the residual radiation of the black hole bomb dropped on Neo-Tokyo’s “old city” in 1982, there are hardly enough Power Rangers, Ultramen or Fists of the North Star to keep things in check.
Cue artist Kenji Yanobe, whose art portfolio consists of obsessive engineering doodles of post-apocalypse hazard suits.
Resembling kaiju monsters just as much as they resemble video game
end bosses, the bio-mechanical contraptions seem as obsessed with
keeping out radiation as they are with affording the meekest of
post-apocalyptic scavengers the ability to go head-to-head with
The Mini-Tanking Machine is my personal favorite: it looks like a
land-diving suit for some fish creature trying to survive after the
world has died and all moisture has evaporated.
If you happen to be in Japan, you can see Yanobe’s work at the
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art (where else?) until April
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