Hato Press

No.30 NEO FRIENDS by Maitoparta

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NEO FRIENDS by Maitoparta

NEO FRIENDS looks at recent times in Hong Kong, bringing the idea of togetherness and making new friends in times when needed most.

Published by Hato Press, London
Printed on 80gsm Evercolour
Pages: 16
Orientation: Portrait
Dimensions: 14 cm x 20 cm
Format: Softcover / Saddle stitch binding 

Maitoparta is an artist and maker based in Japan, specialising in creating paintings, ceramics, and three-dimensional works. Centered around the theme of 'Joy' Maitoparta creates a body of happy work that makes people smile. The artist's name, maitoparta, translates to "milk beard" in Finnish, another reason to make people smile. 


Hato Press is an independent publishing house established in 2009. It produces books, zines and other objects in collaboration with artists; exploring people, play, culture and community in unexpected ways. And, of course, it’s a longstanding part of the HATO family.