Saturday, 5 October 2013

Book signing in Paris

I'm going to do 3 days book signing in Paris.
This time, we're three! Takayo Akiyama - Claude Cadi - Anne Simon are signing their new books. Parisiens, please swing by!

Here are the dates.
9th Oct 17:00-20:00
Le comptoir des mots
239, rue des Pyrénées, 75020 Paris,

10th Oct 17:00-20:00
Super Heros,175 rue Saint Martin - 75003 Paris

11th Oct 18:30-20:00
Philippe Le Libaire 32 Rue des Vinaigriers 75010 Paris




Monday, 30 September 2013

Y front mouse!

My comic, Y front mose is out now!

Y fornt mouse is a ex pop star, now alcoholic mouse who lives in a pub.

Misma, Byron Blackstock and I are teamed up and made this promotion video!


You can buy from Misma wesbsite!
http://www.misma.fr/?Y-FRONT-MOUSE



Monday, 19 August 2013

Hackney wicked Festival

I took a part of Hackney wicked festival open studio last weekend and it went very well!
Here are some shots of my open studio. I tidied up especially for this event!
So it's more like my mini exhibition on the wall. I put some originals from Siamese twins and Y front mouse comic.




















Here are some comments from guests.

"I thought I'm crazy but I'm not!"
"Nice studio! Yeah, really nice...Oh, good work too..."
"Do you have any comics that's suitable for children?"
"How much is the rent?"
"I love Y front mouse! He's a loser!"

I really loved chatting with people and encouraged me a lot!

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Love what could be...

I drew a mural for Inferno agency in London.

Here is the Blog post from Inferno. They took pictures step by step also small interview of me.
http://www.inferno-group.com/blog/art-on-the-second-floor-takayo-akiyama/

Here is the whole image. The wall is 2m by 7m.


Here are some details and work in progress. Firstly I draw with pencil then colour in with acrylic paint then used Posca on top. I love Posca! 





Inferno is a boutique ad agency, so I put lots images that represent the agency, shake hands, medals, computers, phones...also they asked me to put some random images that they like. For instance a small dog, moustache and Wombles!!! Yes!! I loved drawing the murals. 







Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Not For Rental


This is my piece for Not For Rental exhibition. I choose "Freaks" by Tod Browning. 1930's classic horror film.

Not For Rental project along with several hundred illustrators and artists. We were asked to come up with a VHS box design for a film, but NOT include the film title in it.
The exhibition is at The Church of London, 71a Gallery until Saturday 13th July when they go on sale.

Each will cost £50 and the proceeds will go to Macmillan Cancer Supportand Art Against Knives.

Monday, 17 June 2013

Gaggle Cave

My friend's band Gaggle decided to open 3 weeks only pop up shop/ gallery in New Cross.
I'm an artist in residence for the final week. I'll be there everyday this week till Friday.
Please come and have a look.

http://gagglecave.tumblr.com/
460 New Cross Rd  London, Greater LondonS E146TJ
Nearest Tube NewCross







Comic workshop! 


ELCAF

My friends and I are going to have a table at ELCAF at York Hall on 22th June.
http://www.elcaf.co.uk/

I'm going to launch "Food According to Awesome and Possum" and "Annabel and Coco"
Both hand binded Food according to... is printed as Riso print by Hato Press.

Also we're going to have a comic making workshop from 10:30-12:00

Come around! It will be a fun day.


   

Friday, 7 June 2013

Friday, 26 April 2013

It's nice that

The champion of creative web magazine "It's nice that" wrote an article about my map projects.
How nice that!!


Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Annabel and Coco


Gerald




















My design "Tree house"  for the Gerald Dog project by Manchester based Lazerian.


Website has launched today then exhibition and book are following!

Gerald and James Exhibition, New York
Curated by Liam Hopkins. Presented by LAZERIAN in partnership with James Cropper
Friday 17 – Sunday 19 May 2012, 10am – 5pm daily (Preview Thursday 16 May, 6.30pm)
60 READE STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10007

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

TWO AND TWO café

My friend opened a cafe in Berlin.
Please swing by if you're around. They sells yummy cakes and pens! Hmmm, It's my favorite combination.

TWO AND TWO café in Pannierstr. 6 - 12047 Berlin, Neukölln

twotwo: Endlich! Finally! Enfin!: Unser Spinat&Lachs Quiche Chemex meet Tsuki-Usagi Pot Nous avons enfin notre enseigne et le banc! We finally got our s...




Logo

It's my logo that I made recently, but I need in a circle shape to make some stickers.









I draw the logo in circle, I made the logo like for a cake shop or antique shop. I put some decorations to make it round shape. I draw with Rotring 0.35





















Put shadows with watered down ink
Scanned and put colours in Photoshop, Done!
Now I'm waiting to receive the printed sticker.






Thursday, 28 February 2013

Peter

Here are some rough sketches for my private project with my friend Jeremy and Tom.
Picture book about a boy called Peter. He is a clever boy but bit sneaky!




Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Hotel Pyramide

I found a photo from 4 years ago when I went to middle of nowhere in Germany.

It was a work trip, so I follow the crowd.
I've got no idea where I was. The only thing that I remember was the hotel was amazing.

Hotel Pyramide was cheesy. It might not enough even if you fill with all cheeses from whole Germany.
There are big windows as you can imagine, the top floor is Pharao's suite.

I'd love to stay again but I don't know when.


Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Can Lifestyle magazine

Here is the logo for Can lifestyle for November.
I love the website, always good to know how to make new salad and good restaurant. Yum. 
Also they interviewed me!

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Baby born artwork

Here is type based drawing for baby Fred!
Please feel free to contact me for a baby born present commission.