DERIVE
「ディライブ」

A visual project by Cody Ellingham.

I wander through the urban landscape and neon fantasies of TOKYO.

This was the world's first cyberpunk city;
A metropolis of technological marvel and tradition,
a forest of powerlines hanging over an ancient shrine,
a lonely alley illuminated by a million burning lights.

The new and old come together to create layers of meaning.

To DERIVE is to drift through the city, to see the future.

私は都市とネオンが交錯する幻想の街、東京を彷徨っていた。

東京は世界初のサイバーパンク都市だ。技術的な驚異と伝統を携えた大都市。古代から続く神社の上には森立する幾万もの電線。配下に見渡す限りには、百万の光によって照らされる孤独な路地

歴史と技術が混在し、常に新たな時代を作り出している、それが東京。

DERIVEは漂流する街の中で未来を見出す。

Cody Ellingham is an award-winning designer and art director based in TOKYO, Japan.

He first came to Japan in 2012 to study Japanese literature and media. In those days he often wandered late into the night, exploring the streets and being inspired by the city.

He went on to work at a leading creative agency before launching his own studio, CBJE, in 2015.