Takashi Tsushima is a Japanese illustrator that we discovered while searching around Pinterest for talented designers and artists. He used to be an illustrator in an advertising company then moved on to freelance work. From 1999-2007, he worked as a “children’s arts and crafts room” lecturer. From 2008 he has been producing Giclée prints.
His whimsical animal illustrations transports us back to our childhood. The semi-transparent quality of the painterly marker or watercolour effect gives the illustrations a dream-like feeling. Just like looking at someone’s sweet dreams. All the animals are adorable and memorable. We find that the simplicity and geometric shapes reminds us of our illustrated childhood books.
“Giclée etymology of [Giclee] means blowing ink French.”
The Giclée prints he produces use high-performance PX-P/K3 pigment ink. So the prints are durable and has excellent light resistant.
Here are our favourite prints from Takashi Tsushima’s Pukapuka Gallery
Poetry of goldfish
Sky with stars
Bird that does not fly
Rondo – elephant
2.3 May issue cover 2013 Juvenile
8.9 May issue cover 012 years Juvenile
June and July issue cover 2012 Juvenile
2.3 May issue cover 2012 Juvenile
Nippon Shinyaku Co., Ltd. Children’s Literature Award Department of Paintings
Visiti Takashi Tsushima to learn more. If you don’t read Japanese, you’ll probably need Google Translate.