Thomas Moore. A Fruitful and Pleasant Work of the Best State of a Public Weal, and of the New Isle Called Utopia. 1516.
Hand-tinted map of the Island of Utopia.
Japanese artist Shohei Otomo (aka Hakuchi) shows us that his motherland has a rockin’ pop culture like no other. Using simple ballpoint pen, he mixes old and new school images with his references to the Samurai, Geisha girls, and the Yakuza. Above all else, one thing is certain, Otomo does not hold anything back with these extremely detailed illustrations.
"if the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. if it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. but i arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. this makes it hard to plan the day." — e. b. white
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