by Ilana Kohn in New Illustration on Friday 17 October 2008

My buddy Emily Eibel’s a stitcher, so it’s no surprise she stumbled across the beautiful work of Takashi Iwasaki and felt the need to shout out about it across the hilltops. She’s right. Iwasaki creates poppy, purely abstract images with a dollop of clear Murakami influence. I love them. Iwasaki applies his designs with everything from traditional paint to coloured pencils, and most notably, stitching. The tactile nature of the medium just brings Iwasaki’s designs to a whole new level of awesome.
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