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To my dear audience, I know that this website has been not updated in a while and I sincerely apologize. I am here to announce that certain parts and graphics on this website may look "broken" or "out of place", but rest assured there are good reasons for that, as I am slowly but surely moving to re-design "Dream Infinity" as a whole from the ground up. Everything is being re-invented, new establishment of brand identity and design is being re-imagined. I have been working on a new version of this site for quite sometime, but there has been several set backs due to commercial projects taking up almost all of my working time. But please note that this website is far from dead and a lot of new changes are planned. Although I cannot promise any date in regards to when these changes will surface, you will start seeing additions of new content (primarily tutorial posts!) being added here slowly and I invite you to read them in advance before the new re-structuring takes place. In addition to content changes being made here, I invite you to always check up on my official Facebook page for up to date information on what I am up to, newest work, and the new design. I am excited to present the new changes to the world and I whole heartedly thank you for your patience.

- Chris Takakura





Consumption of Dreams

Date February 22, 2016 | Published by |

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I have updated (!) the wallpaper download page with new work titled “Consumption of Dreams”. Ok, to be really honest it’s not new, but it hasn’t been uploaded here until now. My apologies yet again while I clean up the dust bunnies on this site slowly. Head there now to check it out!

More wallpapers will be uploaded in the coming weeks.

DSM IV: Dolorem out now

Date February 10, 2016 | Published by |

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“Dolorem” is a Latin word that translates to pain or sorrow. It has been over 5 years since my last digital book, titled “Hana” was released and I am excited to have finally finished this 4th endeavor. The world of editorial graphics is very challenging, while design is an imperative part of the project, so is the content. Dolorem is a communication of having awareness to the mental issues of depression and anxiety.

I am proud of the story I have told in this book. It is 100% the truth of the truth. It is a hard part of my life that have prevented me in doing things I have always planned to do but I do not take anything in regret. I have and always will be a creator, and execute my visions to the world until the very end. I invite you to download this project (a PDF file) and share to whomever you know that is suffering from the same illness.

Warning: Contains strong language
Download the complete book here (56MB High Quality PDF)

Latest e-book “Dolorem” to be released 2/11/2016

Date February 10, 2016 | Published by |

I know it has been a while since I have posted. Apologies, as there has been many many things going on in my life. I am far from retired in the design world and am excited to share with you my next e-book titled “Dolorem” to be released in 2 days!!

Yes, a major face lift on this site is needed, and will be done accordingly. I just can’t really give you a time frame, but have not forgotten about this site. At the current moment, I am seeking to release a beta version of this website, and go on from there.

There are other channels where you can keep up to date in regards to what I am up to. First, let’s not forget that I have a whole separate website for my portfolio. I also have a blog there too, but let’s not make the mistake, it is not a replacement for this one. More on that later.

Follow me on Instagram here. Follow me there as I update it regularly with eye candy.
You can follow me on Behance here.
My twitter feed has been busy as of late. You can follow me here.
and of course my Facebook can be found here.

Here are some images from my latest book as a preview.

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New Wallpaper. Doppelganger: Pragma/Eros

Date November 27, 2011 | Published by |

The 5th and 6th one in the series, titled “Doppelganger: Pragma” and “Eros” is online.

Doppelganger: Pragma

Doppelganger: Eros

The “Doppelganger” series is one of many artworks that I have started working on since April, and communicates and illustrates the idea of your “shadow self, adapting your existence into an environment that you are not really used to.” The adaptation of your shadow self or your alternate version of you follows along the lines of “Love styles” originally developed by John Lee. He identified six basic love styles—also known as “colors” of love—that people use in their interpersonal relationships with others. Love styles are models of how people love, even if the situation is not something they are regularly exposed to.

You can download the wallpaper and mobile versions HERE.

Advanced Make Up Tutorial (repeat)

Date October 17, 2011 | Published by |

NOTE: This advanced tutorial requires most users to know the basic fundamentals of photoshop layer blending modes, filters, and transform tool. This tutorial was written based on CS5 so certain menu options maybe a bit out of place in previous versions. But most tools should be located near the area of where this tutorial explains to go. I am going to go through the process of taking a plain looking girl to a more pop rock star like look. Important note: Within the Photoshop community, there is a large debate that goes on about enhancing existing models distorting the reality of beauty. My thought is that applying make up effects, hair dye, are okay since make up is something that is applied by almost every woman in the world. One thing that I am NOT okay with is the idea of increasing breast sizes, nose sizes, thinning of the body, enlargement of the eyes, etc. I believe that surgical enhancement procedures in the real world and in Photoshop is what distorts the reality of beauty.

Tip: Clicking on any of the images during this tutorial will enlarge its view.

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New Wallpaper. Doppelganger: Storge

Date October 15, 2011 | Published by |

The 4th one in the series, titled “Doppelganger: Storge” is online.

Doppelganger: Storge

The “Doppelganger” series is one of many artworks that I have started working on since April, and communicates and illustrates the idea of your “shadow self, adapting your existence into an environment that you are not really used to.” The adaptation of your shadow self or your alternate version of you follows along the lines of “Love styles” originally developed by John Lee. He identified six basic love styles—also known as “colors” of love—that people use in their interpersonal relationships with others. Love styles are models of how people love, even if the situation is not something they are regularly exposed to.

You can download the wallpaper and mobile versions HERE.

Luxury gold text effect (repeat)

Date October 13, 2011 | Published by |

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1. This tutorial is going to cover a gold text effect that is different from other gold text effects out there. This was hugely inspired by the luxurious look Las Vegas hotels have on their hotel names. The above screenshot is the final result we are going to achieve.

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New Wallpaper: Doppelganger: Ludus

Date October 11, 2011 | Published by |

The 3rd one in the series, titled “Doppelganger: Ludus” is online.

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The “Doppelganger” series is one of many artworks that I have started working on since April, and communicates and illustrates the idea of your “shadow self, adapting your existence into an environment that you are not really used to.” The adaptation of your shadow self or your alternate version of you follows along the lines of “Love styles” originally developed by John Lee. He identified six basic love styles—also known as “colors” of love—that people use in their interpersonal relationships with others. Love styles are models of how people love, even if the situation is not something they are regularly exposed to.

You can download the wallpaper and mobile versions HERE.

New wallpaper. Doppelganger: Agape

Date August 26, 2011 | Published by |

The 2nd one in the series is online. This one is titled Doppelganger: Agape.

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The “Doppelganger” series is one of many artworks that I have started working on since April, and communicates and illustrates the idea of your “shadow self, adapting your existence into an environment that you are not really used to.” The adaptation of your shadow self or your alternate version of you follows along the lines of “Love styles” originally developed by John Lee. He identified six basic love styles—also known as “colors” of love—that people use in their interpersonal relationships with others. Love styles are models of how people love, even if the situation is not something they are regularly exposed to.

You can download the wallpaper and mobile versions HERE.

New wallpaper. Doppelganger: Mania

Date August 26, 2011 | Published by |

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Hello folks. I apologize again for the lack of updates but have been extremely busy with commercial work. But don’t fret, I have also been busy with a lot of my own work and I am writing today to expose to you the 1st wallpaper of many coming out within this year. This one is titled “Doppelganger: Mania”, and is a work that was done back in April. I have sat this work around wondering if I wanted to release it before the others of a series I am working on, but I decided to give it a go and release it beforehand.

The “Doppelganger” series is one of many artworks that I have started working on since April, and communicates and illustrates the idea of your “shadow self, adapting your existence into an environment that you are not really used to.” The adaptation of your shadow self or your alternate version of you follows along the lines of “Love styles” originally developed by John Lee. He identified six basic love styles—also known as “colors” of love—that people use in their interpersonal relationships with others. Love styles are models of how people love, even if the situation is not something they are regularly exposed to.

You can download the wallpaper and mobile versions HERE.

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