I’ve mentioned Tokyo-based illustrator Mateusz Urbanowicz a couple of times now (for his “Cold in Yokohama” series and a recent ramen shop illustration), and now Spoon & Tamago gives a little love as well by highlighting his wonderful “Tokyo Storefront” series. Such great work.
I really love this illustration by Mateusz Urbanowicz that he shared in a tweet, of a ramen shop he visited.
I shared an illustration by Amelicart not too long ago — this great homage to Mother — and here’s another fantastic illustration, this time to pay tribute to the 30th anniversary of the Dragon Quest series (which I’ve recently been playing a lot).
I’ve already highlighted the art of Yuko Shimizu on this site — hey, even back in 2003 — but this tweet acts as a good reminder that she continues to be a fantastic illustrator whose work is a joy to take in.
A lovely illustration of a fire truck in Kyoto, by Tokyo-based illustrator Daniel Schallau. Found via Canvas.
Andrew Joyce‘s biggest project in 2016 was a massive work produced for Meiji’s 100th anniversary, representing a parade that travels the length of Japan, featuring Meiji’s products. This post covers all of the images produced, which were printed in newspapers, and formed a mural at Shibuya station.
Hopefully you played the mobile game Oquonie when it came out a few years ago. The game was created by my friends Devine and Rekka, who are currently living on a boat, sailing the world — follow their Hundred Rabbits adventures here. Rekka, who produced the art on Oquonie, is offering to create personalized Oquonie-inspired creatures for you, as an illustration and also animated GIF. You’ll find all the details here.
Katsuhiro Otomo is one of my all-time favorite manga creators, and what you see in the images above — see this tweet by Max Humphries for larger images — is yet another example of the genius that is Otomo.
The “Salaryman Buddha,” as drawn by Andrew Browne. Found via Canvas.
PauseDrawers keep on drawing, with the next event set for November 27 at Shibaura House, the space which seems to have turned into the event’s regular venue (pictured, a previous PauseDraw held there). You’ll find more details on the Facebook event page.