Toshiyuki Fukada is a Tokyo-based illustrator that creates quirky, magical prints usually featuring animal motifs. Much like the boxed assemblages of Joseph Cornell, Fukuda creates miniature worlds with a command of color and detail. There is also something inherently childish in the quality of the illustrations, which makes my heart ache with cosmic nostalgia.
Plus, Fukuda gets extra brownie points for being based in Kichijoji, my home town! (brownie points retracted! He now works in Ogikubo.)
Toshiyuki Fukada is having a solo exhibition at hb gallery in Omotesando. “Repeat” opens May 17, 2013 and runs till the 22nd.
a print that was done for a daily planner
Left: a set of stickers | Right: candle box wrapping paper