YamanoteYamanote: 29 train stations in Tokyo, two graphic designers and 58 posters

Akihabara, Julien Mercier and Julien Wulff

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

Akihabara, Julien Wulff

Akihabara, Julien Wulff

Akihabara, Julien Mercier

Akihabara, Julien Mercier

Kanda, Julien Wulff and Julien Mercier

Kanda, Julien Wulff and Julien Mercier

Tokyo, Julien Wulff and Julien Mercier

Tokyo, Julien Wulff and Julien Mercier

Yurakucho, Julien Mercier

Yurakucho, Julien Mercier

Yurakucho, Julien Wulff

Yurakucho, Julien Wulff

Shimbashi, Julien Mercier

Shimbashi, Julien Mercier

Shimbashi, Julien Wulff

Shimbashi, Julien Wulff

Shimbashi

Shimbashi

Hamamatsucho, Julien Mercier

Hamamatsucho, Julien Mercier

Hamamatsucho, Julien Wulff

Hamamatsucho, Julien Wulff

Hamamatsucho

Hamamatsucho

Tamachi, Julien Mercier

Tamachi, Julien Mercier

Tamachi, Julien Wulff

Tamachi, Julien Wulff

Shinagawa, Julien Mercier

Shinagawa, Julien Mercier

Shinagawa, Julien Wulff

Shinagawa, Julien Wulff

Shinagawa, Julien Wulff and Julien Mercier

Shinagawa, Julien Wulff and Julien Mercier

Osaki, Julien Mercier

Osaki, Julien Mercier

Osaki, Julien Wulff

Osaki, Julien Wulff

Osaki

Osaki

Gotanda, Julien Mercier

Gotanda, Julien Mercier

Gotanda, Julien Wulff

Gotanda, Julien Wulff