Japanese Artists?

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Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:59 pm

Is there a parallel poster art scene in Japan we're just not exposed to or are they just not into it as much?

If it does exist where would one find artists, galleries, etc? Any recommendations?
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Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:16 pm

What style?

I'm really into the paint brush strokes technique. I know a few resources but I'm on the wrong computer right now to dig up the bookmarks.
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Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:21 pm

Good question. I browse yahoo auctions jp all the time for vintage movie posters from their exploitation/pinky films, but I haven't come across an equivalent of gig posters or pop culture prints yet.
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Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:38 pm

statik wrote:What style?

I'm really into the paint brush strokes technique. I know a few resources but I'm on the wrong computer right now to dig up the bookmarks.
I'm imagining a manga meets tadanori yokoo style in my head and getting a bit too excited, but really just interested in general to know what they're up to over there.
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Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:51 pm

not overly on-topic, but what the hey...
wish this site was still going, there's some amazing stuff on it
http://pinktentacle.com/

and this place :shock: oh I could just spend days looking through it
http://ukiyo-e.org/
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Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:44 pm

I always liked Aquirax Uno's art.

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Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:46 pm

Not a gig poster or movie poster but here's a movie related art print I bought while in Japan. Signed/numbered edition of 300.

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kudos if you know what movie it's from.
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Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:48 pm

jools wrote:not overly on-topic, but what the hey...
wish this site was still going, there's some amazing stuff on it
http://pinktentacle.com/

and this place :shock: oh I could just spend days looking through it
http://ukiyo-e.org/
Wow, thanks for that ukiyo-e link. tons of good tusff in there. Some of this guy's designs are ace: http://ukiyo-e.org/artist/tom-kristensen
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Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:32 pm

I've always loved Fuco Ueda's work. I can't afford her originals though.

http://www.fucoueda.com/frameset-e.htm
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Aya Takano is great too. Her work is even less affordable.
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xenmate wrote: where would one find artists, galleries, etc? Any recommendations?
This is one site I have bookmarked. It's a store/gallery based out of NY that focuses on contemporary Japanese art: http://www.akatako.net/
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Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:07 pm

Celsius wrote:Not a gig poster or movie poster but here's a movie related art print I bought while in Japan. Signed/numbered edition of 300.

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kudos if you know what movie it's from.
Grave of the Fireflies.

Slick print.
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Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:11 pm

Shigeo Fukuda.
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Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:12 pm

Olly wrote:Shigeo Fukuda.
Like it!

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Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:30 pm

Rockin Jellybean is sort of a cult superstar in Japan and internationally although he's marginally popular in this forum.

http://www.erostika.net/

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Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:18 pm

on a slight tangent again, there are some amazing pinstriping artists from Japan covered in the Pinstripe Planet II book, including Ghost, Makoto, and Mr. G but there aren't many prints and not even many photos online.
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but when all's said and done, my heart belongs to Junko :heart:
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