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  1. Ryo Takemasa

    Ryo Takemasa is an award-winning Japanese illustrator. His work is heavily influenced by the advertising and cartoons of the 1950s and 60s. It mixes all the familiar shapes, tones and textures of yesteryear to evoke nostalgia. His cheery characters casually stroll along streets oblivious to the warped buildings around them. Takemasa confidently bends the rules of perspective, causing disorientation while simultaneously pulling you in.

  2. Fashion Fridays ~ Takeshi Ohgushi

    Takeshi Ohgushi is a Japanese artist known for his contemporary brush and ink Bijin-ga (portraits of beautiful women). He has painted for brands throughout the world including Clinique, Emlio Pucci, Kanebo, Lancome, Lanvin, and Shiseido.

  3. Manga Mondays ~ Jun Kumaori

    Jun Kumaori, aka ‘KMR’ and ‘Jun Ayafuya,’ is a Japanese artist based in Kyoto. Her paintings place solitary students in everyday surroundings. Kumaori adds an element of escapism to her sombre-toned portrayal of youngsters using an impressionist-influenced painting style.

  4. Manga Mondays ~ Hikari Shimoda

    Japanese artist Hikari Shimoda is known for her beguiling portraits. Her pastel colours and irasuto style disarm you right before they leave you a feeling disconcerted. Lying just under their cute facade, you find Shimoda’s solitary starry-eyed children are a personification of modern society’s struggles.

  5. Fashion Fridays ~ Harumi Yamaguchi

    Harumi Yamaguchi is a seminal Japanese artist, whose illustrations evoked female equality in an era of great political and social reforms. When she embarked on her career, in the early 1970s, Yamaguchi was the only eminent illustrator working with the airbrush medium.

  6. Manga Mondays ~ loundraw

    loundraw is a manga artist from Japan. Working predominantly digitally, using Adobe Photoshop and PaintTool SAI. He has recently launched a serialised manga called Be.Be.. Written by Mark Rosen and Robert Underwood, episode one can be found on Global Manga Collection.

  7. Manga Mondays ~ Keiko Takemiya

    If you follow the Illustrator’s Lounge on Facebook or Twitter, you may have seen us mention the latest exhibition being held at the House of Illustration, Shojo Manga: The World of Japanese Girls’ Comics. Shojo is manga aimed at a teenage female readership (shojo literally means “young woman”). Shojo Manga will be the first major exhibition of the genre in the UK. So, I thought I would take this opportunity to look at one of the pioneers of shojo and a highlight of the exhibition, Keiko Takemiya.