Kittens dressed as people. Dogs with mushrooms growing out of their backs. This is just some of the bizarre imagery you’ll come across as you fall down Yuko Higuchi’s rabbit hole. The Tokyo-based illustrator has recently gained quite a following thanks to collaborations with brands like UNIQLO and Shiseido. With just her pet cat Boris as her main source of inspiration, coupled with a healthy curiosity towards the shapes and forms of fungi, Higuchi portrays realistic animals in unrealistic situations.
This month from February 20 – March 1 Higuchi will be staging a pop-up shop in Laforet Harajuku department store where you’ll be able to purchase merchandise, like this great oil paint set.