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Japanese Illustration Now

Cristian Campos

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An extraordinary overview of contemporary Japanese illustration, which showcases the works of Japan’s most successful and exciting artists and designers


This extraordinary overview of contemporary Japanese illustration showcases the works of 100 of Japan's most successful and exciting artists and designers.

The images embrace a huge range of styles, from traditional to futuristic, from classic ukiyo-e prints to the worlds of manga and anime. Some look towards urban street culture or build their own surreal dreamscapes, while others revisit a playful world of childhood innocence or explore darker realms of violence and terror. The book also includes ten interviews in which some of the illustrators discuss their work and what inspires them.

The range of amazing images and subjects in this book is hugely memorable, an exciting journey to the utterly idiosyncratic but wonderful world of the Japanese sensibility.

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'Beautiful … as colourful and creative a collection of illustration as you’re likely to see'
Cooler magazine

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Book Details

Format: Flexibound PLC with flaps (no jacket)

Size: 24.9 x 19.6 cm

Extent: 448 pp

Illustrations: 800

Publication date: 10 October 2011

ISBN: 9780500289709

About the Author

Cristian Campos specializes in writing about design, comics, illustration and music. He is the former editor-in-chief of the trendsetting The H magazine.

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