Friends Julien Mercier and Julien Wulff share much in common. They're both graphic designers. They're both from Switzerland. They both now live in Tokyo. And one day, they decided to share their love of the world's biggest city by launching a poster project, YamanoteYamanote.
Based on the Yamanote line that loops through downtown Tokyo, the pair are stopping at all 29 stations to create two posters that present "parallel visions inspired by the local neighbourhood" of each stop. Even better, they then carefully select a venue in close vicinity to each station to showcase their one-time small-scale exhibition.
The project is still running, as Julien and Julien have completed 11 stations so far. Take a look at the ongoing work at yamanoteyamanote.com or follow their progress on Instagram. In the meantime, we've shared a selection for you to be inspired by.
All images courtesy of the artists. Main image: Akihabara, Julien Mercier and Julien Wulff