News__ Keiichi Tanaami: Hop, Step, Jump

November 08, 2011 | By

If you thought skeletons couldn’t be sexy, think again

Tokyo born artist, Keiichi Tanaami’s new book, Hop, Step, Jump features blindingly colorful illustrations of skeletons in sexy positions, comic book-style heroes with blank expressions and strange child-like creatures drooling. Using a little dark humor, the surrealist collection of drawings are creepy but still a little fun.

Tanaami is one of the leading pop artists of post-war Japan. He became interested in cartoon-style drawing in the mid 1940’s as a way to escape the Second World War. Tanaami works in animation, sculpture, painting, film and is a professor of Information Design at Kyoto University of Art and Design.

See more of Keiichi Tanaami's new book Hop, Step, Jump below.


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