Japanese Vending Machines

This project explores the colorful world of Japanese vending machines.  


Japan is one of those countries that leave most people thoroughly perplexed. Japanese culture values tradition and is obsessed with conformity, efficiency and precision. Japanese vending machines continue to thrive and serve as emblematic reminders of these cultural ideologies.


There is virtually nowhere in Japan that can offer escape from vending machines. They simply exist. They are efficient and reliable. They are colorful and inviting. I find them elegant.