How often do you get artists like Beci Orpin, Andrew Joyce, Chrissie Abbott, Craig & Karl and many more all together for a show?
An exhibition which gathered some of the finest illustrators and artists from around the world. A show put together by A-GENT Tokyo at Harajuku, it housed various styles and themes that were totally inspiring.
I was lucky and happy to be able to catch Beci Orpin, one artist that I adore. Her playful use of colours and graphics, her work adds fun and colour to any space! She showed me to her installation and told me about her collaboration with Who Gives A Crap, a socially conscious toilet paper company in Melbourne. Who Gives A Crap contributes 50% of all their profits to building toilets in the developing world so check them out! What Beci did was she turned boring white toilet paper into craft projects for each. You can get these colourful toilet rolls from Who Gives A Crap website.
Next illustrator is someone who draws up Tokyo, London, and more! Andrew Joyce, based in Tokyo is the person behind the Tokyo Metro poster illustration. His distinctive outline and colour can be seen in his work. View more of his work here.
Iris Hatzfeld is an illustrator and animator based in Paris. Her pop yet realistic portraits were trendy yet soft. She does very interest animations too!
Works of the twin combi, Maricor Maricar were also at the show and it was very intriguing to see how detailed each embroidery piece.
Works from Craig & Karl were total eye candy! Each visual graphic piece they produce are fun, bold and kaleidoscopic in their own way!
Compact yet spacious, the exhibition is housed on 3 levels with works filling most walls.
That was one super inspiring afternoon at Cat Street, Harajuku! It certainly made me want to work even harder, push myself further to explore and break boundaries of what I am doing! Illustration is subjective but is often a lifelong project of self-challenge.
Looking forward to a show like this again in future!