Aug 30, 2013

The Surreal Works Of Okimi - Pizza, Tengu And Beyond

Okimi is the artist name for Yaegashi Sho, a rather prolific illustrator and Tokyo resident with a self proclaimed bizarre style that feels like a blender of folklore, pop culture and influences from abroad. Mythical creatures like Tengu and Kappa grace the same illustration space with slices of pizzas and scantily clad ladies, marveling at this rather insane mishmash of elements. Is it an east meets west? No answers are offered, and it is all left up to interpretation.

The entire style also includes a rather retro anime themed illustrator flair, reminiscent of the cruder animation style present in the late 70's and 80's. I'm not quite sure what to think about it, but Okimi's work is just that strangely compelling. Check out more of his quirky illustration work after the break, and be sure to head to Thumbtack Press for some prints of his work.

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