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Yuko Higuchi: An invitation into Her Fairytale World 「ヒグチユウコの世界」

After browsing a few pages of Yuko Higuchi’s book (“Higuchi Yuko Artworks” by Graphicsha, Inc.) I just fell in love with her whimsical illustrations.

Yuko Higuchi

Partly inspired on Sir John Tenniel (1820-1914), the British artist who illustrated Lewis Carroll’s “Alice Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass” and partly inspired on her pet cat, every illustration is simply mesmerizing and an invitation into her fantasy world.

Yuko Higuchi

Most of her artworks are cat heads on human bodies that look completely natural and eerily beautiful. She also illustrates other animals like rabbits, bears and frogs and beautiful nature, mostly mushrooms and flowers and they all share a lively quality.

Yuko Higuchi

Yuko Higuchi

Yuko Higuchi

None of these animal characters exist in real life but Higuchi manages to smoothly take you back and forth from her imaginary realm to the real world.

Yuko Higuchi

Yuko Higuchi

Yuko Higuchi

Higuchi has also collaborated with several Japanese fashion brands like UniQlo (UT), Emily Temple Cute  (fans of Lolita fashion will know this brand for sure!), ahcahcum, Goblin, Capi, Ima Nunc, Fuca, Holbein and more.

Yuko Higuchi

Yuko Higuchi

The book also has photographs of her lovely studio… no wonder why she creates these beautiful images if she works in such a cool place!

Yuko Higuchi

Yuko Higuchi

Yuko Higuchi

You can check Yuko Higuchi’s fantastic illustrations in Tumblr and Facebook. I love it ♡!

YUKO HIGUCHI LIMITED SHOP IN LAFORET!! From Feb 20-Mar 02, find many lovely goodies, as well as original works and books in this one-off pop-up store in Laforet!  Address: Laforet Harajuku, 1F, 1-11-6 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo – Closest Station: Harajuku station (JR Yamanote Line), Takeshita Exit, Meiji-Jingumae station (Tokyo Metro Chiyoda,  Fukutoshin Lines, Exit 5.) All the items exhibited in the pop-up store are SOLD OUT. You can still visit the shop but you won’t be able to do any purchases there.

 

ちょ〜かわいい!!! ♡ ♡

Yuko Higuchi

 

All images are from Yuko Higuchi’s book. All credits go to her.

thanks

 

All photos on this blog were snapped by me unless otherwise noted. If you see something you’d like to share, please be sure to provide a link back to this space. Thank you!

5 Comments

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