tomato was founded in 1991 as a collective comprising artists, designers, musicians and writers. the group develops cross platform, multi-media projects; both commercial and research based.
tomato engage in publishing, exhibitions, live performances, public speaking and hosting workshops as well as working with clients in the areas of advertising, architecture, fashion, public installations, music, television, film and graphic design.
the entrance to hotel claska in naka-meguro, tokyo is designed to behave as a welcome announcement for guests and an interactive lighting display that forms a backdrop to the reception/bar area. as visitors arrive and walk past the overlapping glass panels, shapes etched into the glass momentarily illuminate. blue light dissolves to orange before fading to black. the light installation is re-created as a concrete impression at the entrance exterior giving the installation both solid and transient form.
‘In the Belly of St. Paul’ is the second collaborative book by Karl and John that is, ‘in theory’, part of a continuing project to typographically transliterate our experiences of cities/places that we know and love.
‘In the Belly of St. Paul’ collates Karl’s nocturnal wanderings as snapshots of our London.
It is also the first book to be published by Underworld Print (2003).