Delaware is, by their own definition, a 'Japanese supersonic group that designs rocks and rocks designs.' They also call themselves 'Artoonists.' Since 1993, the collaborative has displayed their retro futurism across a range of contemporary products, including music CDs, CD ROMs, commercials, magazines, T shirts, websites, live shows, and mobile phones. Delaware is four: Masato Samata, tape recordist, vocalist, lyricist, composer, art director, and designer; Aya Honda, bassist, vocalist, composer, and designer; Morihiro Tajiri, guitarist, bassist, drummer, vocalist, composer, and recordist; and Yoshiki Watanabe, guitarist, vocalist, sound programmer, phone ringer, and composer. Their style, a mixture of music and graphic design, has surprised audiences and viewers around the world, from New York to Barcelona to Tokyo (or the other way around). At Mac Expo '98, they played a live audio visual show with eight projectors. In early 2001, they mounted the first ever 'mobile gallery' show on Japanese mobile telephones. In summer 2001, a live show and graphic works were presented at P.S.1 in New York. In spring 2002, their graphic works appeared in JaPan Graphics in Barcelona. This January, they released their fifth and sixth albums, dELAwArE_S rikeS_bAcK and AmeN. And all of it inspired by Chuck Berry, Venus de Milo, and haiku. Flexi bound, 8.75 x 8.25 in. / 225 pgs / 200 color.