Artist Blends Fashion Design with Contemporary Art

Illustrator Ayumi Takahashi has a lot of different places to take inspiration from. Born in China, she grew up in Japan before getting her art degree at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. Currently spending her time both in New York and Tokyo, she works in painting, drawing, and digital and textile design.

With striking patterns and bold colors, her work is the meaning of “eye-popping”. It’s little wonder that her list of clients includes The New York Times, Washington Post, Paramount Pictures, and Coca Cola, among others.

I usually paint with acrylic gouache on wood panels, yupo paper for my paintings, and make most of my illustrations digitally with Photoshop and Illustrator, and sometimes my ipad,” she told Ape on the Moon.

“With a deep attraction to ancient Chinese paintings and Japanese woodcut prints, also inspired by fashion design and contemporary art, I have developed a style that is graphic, flat, less about light and shadow or perspective, but bold on colors, shapes, and compositions.”

Check out some of her work below.

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Rotten food. For @thekitchn

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