This month´s favorite: Japanese illustrators (Japan)
From an early age, I have absolutely adored bookstores. A beautiful book combined with a cup of a quality coffee, is a request begin of an ordinary day.
It was on an ordinary Monday morning (to be specific) that I bumped into a non-ordinary book — in a quite ordinary bookstore. Japanese illustration now (Thames & Hudson), is an example-packed overview of Japanese illustrations, showcasing the work of 100 of Japan’s most successful contemporary artists and designers.
Here are few examples to tickle your taste bud!
“Kinpro” Chisato Shinya
Photos taken from Google images
As you can see, the illustrations embrace a huge range of styles — from traditional to futuristic and everything in between. The range of amazing images and subjects in this book is hugely memorable and an exciting journey to the utterly idiosyncratic but wonderful world of the Japanese sensibility.
Japanese illustrators are on the top of the agenda on this last day of January 2012!
Book: Japanese Illustation Now
Complete list of the artists: Akiko Matsuo, Atsushi Matsubayashi, Aya Ota, Ayako Okubo, Chigi, Chinatsu sozen, Cocolo, Dragon 76, Eito Yoshikawa, Foorider, Hal Watanabe, Hargon’s Wig, Heisuke Kitazawa, Hideki Tanaka, Hiroaki Yamadera, Hiroki Tsukuda, Hiromi Toriyama, Hiroshi Yoshii, Hiroyuki Izutsu, Hiroyuki Muso, Imaitoonz, Ippei Gyoubu, Itoman, Kahori Maki, Kana Nagano, Karol Hironaka, Kazuhiko Ifuku, Kazuko Tsuji, Kazuya Taoka, Keiko Enobi (Atoron), Kentaro Hisa, Kinpro, Komtena, Kosuke Ikeda, Kouzou Sakai, Koya Okada, Kurono, Kurumi Aoyama, Mako, Mamico, Mamoru Yamamoto, Manabu Hassegawa, Marumiyan, Masaru Yamaguchi, Masayoshi Mizuho, Mashu Oki, Mayko Fry, Megumi Terada, Minako Saito Botsford, Minchi, Misako Aono, Mizuki Abe, Moe Furuya, Naoshi, Natsuki Arai, Natsuki Lee, Natsuko Yoshino, Nico, Norico Uramoto, Red Hot Mama, Ryohei Hase, Ryohei Yamashita, Ryoichi Iso, Ryu Itadani, Ryuji Shishido, Saeko Takagi, Satoshi Matsuzawa, Satoshi Shigihara, Sayaka, Seevert Works, Seijiro Kubo, Shiro Taniguchi, Shobu Tsuchiya, Shah, Shojonotomo, Shu-thang Grafix, Shuhei Tabuchi, Smo, Susumu Yamauchi, Tadaomi Shibuya, Takashi Yamasaki, Takenaka, Takeru Toyokura, Taku Anekawa, Tamio Abe, Tatsuro Kiuchi, Tent, Tomohiro Yasui, Tomomi Ohsugi, Toshifumi Tanabu, Toshikazu Sasao, Tsukasa Tomoyose
Tokyo lab, Yoshikazu Takai, Yukinori Dehara, Yusaku Maeda, Yusuke Saitoh, Yuta Miyazaki, Yutanpo Shirane and Yuuiti Miyakawa