On November 21, 2018 we posted a botanical calendar created by Japanese painter Tetsuhiro Wakabayashi. We are revisiting this artist posting his enchanting utopian paintings of fishing bears, rowing deers and a few chimeric humans. The artist lives and works in Kanazawa, Japan, studied at Kanazawa College of Art and began working in 2012.
Have always loved vintage Chinese kitsch, the style of art created by Scottish illustrator, Fiona Hewitt. The Brighton-based artist is an award-winning illustrator whose work has been used for animation, product design, editorial, advertising and publishing. She has spent four years living in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Shanghai soaking up the colours, textures, icons and graphic styles of Asia. Upon her return to the UK she along with Asian kitsch expert, Andy Tainton, created a company called Wu and Wu. This move enabled her to transform her love of the Asian design aesthetic, nostalgia and sweet childhood memories into her art and her product range.
It’s still pretty cold out there so you may want to stay in and give your Moleskine planner an embroidered cover. We found this project and the full instruction on the blog, What’s Next? by yukiko.
The designer and maker is Japanese illustrator, Yukiko Otsu. She graduated from Sheridan College for Computer Animation in Canada and also completed a 3-year Interpretive Illustration course. She started as an illustrator, then expanded a variety of art like digital art, blogging, sewing, knitting, crochet, fashion and any decorative art you can think of.