I made over 175 original ink and painted cards to be dispensed by the "Gutai Card Box" at the "Gutai Splendid Playground show" running at the Guggenheim until May 8th, 2013. The current show and "Gutai Card Box" pay tribute to the original from the Japanese exhibition in 1962 .The visitors would be dispensed "art" and the Guggenheim wanted to recreate this activity along with work from the original 1962 show. It was so much fun making quick pieces like this, of course with Chubu's help. A big thank you to the Guggenheim for letting me partake in this event. A few more pics can be found here.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Friday, March 22, 2013
Thursday, March 21, 2013
write up. So cool to be included with my illustrator heroes Matt Tavares and John Martz! Let's start an illustrator softball team!
Friday, March 08, 2013
This exceptional book marries the two traditions with charming naïf illustration and clear text. On opposing pages, a boy explains the differences between outings with his American pop pop to the stadium and with his Japanese ji ji at the dome. The book’s deceptive simplicity includes sophisticated cultural touches: America’s paper tickets offer a charming contrast to the Japanese scannable QR code version. Meshon’s first picture book is a definite home run. (Kakiiin!)
Thursday, February 14, 2013
"Take me out to the YAKYU" , my first children's book is up to bat! It's a personal story about my love for Baseball in Japan and America with the occasional snack, bath, and bus that turns into a train thrown in. You can pick up a copy from Amazon or at your favorite local bookstore. PLAY BALL!
Monday, October 01, 2012
Who says you can never go back home again? I'm excited and SO SCARED ;) to have my first SOLO SHOW in the bittersweet grounds of Westtown School, Westtown, PA. There will be over 50 paintings, prints, and products on display from Oct 15- Nov 16th in The ARTS CENTER gallery. Opening reception is MONDAY Oct 15th 5-7pm. If you have HOUR BOOK or TOO MANY DEMERITS and can't come I completely understand! :)http://www.westtown.edu/
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
3x3 Magazine of Contemporary Illustration by the amazing Whitney Sherman. Photography of my studio was captured by half ( Marc Levitt ) of my favorite Graphic Design firm...MSLK.
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