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The art of Tadahiro Uesugi

Tadahiro Uesugi

I’ve recently been on a bit obsessed with dramatically lit illustrations, and I was amazed when someone pointed me in the direction of Tadahiro Uesugi. Hugely respected in Japan, he was brought on board as one of the lead concept artists on Henry Selick’s Coraline – but I’d not heard of him before! So I had a dig around and picked out some of my favourite illustrations for you all to enjoy!

They have a very retro-chic feel to them – reminiscent of a the kind of sophistication now popular in Mad Men and even the brilliant Catch Me If You Can. Make sure to explore Tadahiro’s site for more work, although it’s all in Japanese so requires a bit of perseverance. Go check it out!

Tadahiro Uesugi

Tadahiro Uesugi

Tadahiro Uesugi

Tadahiro Uesugi

Tadahiro Uesugi

Tadahiro Uesugi


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  • swims


    This is a lot like Matthieu Forichon:

  • Jessica Beebe

    Very 60’s looking work. I love it. And yes, there’s an element of Saul Bass mixed in there as well. Very nice. A new favorite.

  • Im totally with you regards lighting – I always find that it is the hardest part of any composition and causes me much inner debate! Beautiful retro style here. Love it!

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