Takashi Tsushima – animal illustrations that transport you to childhood

Takashi Tsushima – animal illustrations that transport you to childhood

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

Takashi Tsushima

 

Blue Cat

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Blue Elephant

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Blue Dog

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Poetry of goldfish

Takashi Tsushima

Bear walk

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Sky with stars

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Bird that does not fly

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Bakubaku exposure

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Moon Rabbit

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Stare

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Rondo – elephant

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2.3 May issue cover 2013 Juvenile

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10.11 May issue cover 2012 Juvenile

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8.9 May issue cover 012 years Juvenile

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June and July issue cover 2012 Juvenile

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2.3 May issue cover 2012 Juvenile

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Nippon Shinyaku Co., Ltd. Children’s Literature Award Department of Paintings
Best Award

Visiti Takashi Tsushima to learn more. If you don’t read Japanese, you’ll probably need Google Translate.

 

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