Joseph (Joey) is a Japanese-American graphic designer. He is currently working at Umbrella. His work has been featured in publications such as i-D Magazine, Los Angeles Times, and Hypebeast.

Joey is a Japanese-American graphic designer based in Los Angeles. He is currently working at Umbrella.

Good Luck Vinyl Club



Good Luck Vinyl Club is a monthly music listening space based out of Retro Row in Long Beach, California. It features different selectors from a variety of genres, playing records from their private collections through a hi-fi stereo system.

The team at Good Luck Vinyl Club approached me to design a logo, collateral, apparel, as well as an ongoing collaboration of posters for their monthly sessions.

Creative Direction: Joseph Abe, Isaak Navarro
Graphic Design: Joseph Abe
Photography: Nora Enamor, Kaleb Gould

The daily routine of most adults is so heavy and artificial that we are closed off to much of the world. We have to do this in order to get our work done. I think one purpose of art is to get us out of those routines. When we hear music or poetry or stories, the world opens up again. We’re drawn in — or out — and the windows of our perception are cleansed, as William Blake said. The same thing can happen when we’re around young children or adults who have unlearned those habits of shutting the world out.