Monday, April 26, 2010


Drainspotting Extras: Japnese Manhole Covers, the App, has hit the New and Noteworthy page on ITUNES. Yes this is the front page! When i started off this little project I really didn't think that so many people would be so interested in these fascinating manhole covers, as I myself am, but I was wrong!. Thanks to everyone out there that is Drainspotting around the world and carrying on this OTAKU tradition through this Japanese phenomenon, we have hit the front page of ITUNES!
Next stop hopefully will be Whats Hot.
Drainspotting Extras, the title : So after much deliberation and conversation with MBP, my publisher for the Hard Copy Book, we have all decided that it would be best to call the Ipad App, Drainspotting Extras, instead of just Drainspotting. We decided this because we thought that people would possibly think that the App may be the book itself. It is pretty clear throughout  the App and any descriptions that it is not the same as the book, and i can assure you all, that the photographs in the book and in the App are different drainspots. 
The reason I put together the app was because we could not fit all of the wonderful Drainspotting photographs collected into the first book. So I decided to create this App so as people  could start collecting them all and seeing much more variety of Manhole Covers. I say this, because it is like collecting. Once you have seen one compelling manhole cover, you just want to keep seeing more. It is highly addictive and there are over 6000 drainspots to have!
Extra news is DRAINSPOTTING the BOOK has arrived at Mark Batty Publisher and I am eagerly awaiting to hold the very first copy in my hands when it arrives via UPS to Japan... EXCITING!
I will be previewing a first look here soon.
Download the App from Itunes: 

Saturday, April 10, 2010


Drainspotting hard copy will be coming to a book store near you soon, but for a preview of this wonderful book you can now download the IPAD version from Itunes store. This elegant IPAD companion features over 50 extra manhole covers and photographs that are not included in the hard back copy, and it serves as an electronic companion to the book. In this copy, View the process of making manhole covers at the Nagashima factory in a photo essay and discover the first look of manholes documented through beautifully crafted photographs and stylish design in a coffee table type book on your IPAD. Visit this hidden Japanese culture for the first time, documented in a complete volume of work including  electronic and hard back. 
                   DOWNLOAD NOW FROM ITUNES


Wednesday, April 7, 2010


This presentation was presented by Remo Camerota at Tokyo #71. Uploaded on 1st April 2010Remo takes us through his books on Japanese graffiti on to his upcoming release on Japanese manhole covers which will be titled DrainSpotting, his next book Menko japan and his graphic novel due for release soon - Scar! 



DRAINSPOTTING ON IPAD from Remo Camerota on Vimeo.

Here is a brief look at Drainspotting on the IPAD. Check it out at the app store for IPAD and IPHONE, along with my other photo apps. Its 99c for a short time - while the IPAD is being launched world wide. Also voted as a best designed app by the good folks at
Check it out, love it, download it.