Tokyo Art Book Fair Vol 7, took place these past 3 days. Every year, local and international publishers come together with galleries and independent artists and hold the biggest book fair in Asia.
As a visitor to TABF, it’s always interesting to see its steady growth. Not only the number of visitors increase every year, but the quality of the works never stops. Personally, I find it way more interesting when I see the art books that are self published. The creativity behind these take the “artists’ books” to a level of “artworks” and having the opportunity of meeting their designers and illustrators is priceless.
Here’s a selection of my favourite works presented in TABF 2015
These zines & books by Michi Siruve caught my attention right away. Each one of them told an autobiographical story in a single image printed on beautiful washi paper. Little treasures found in this Fair. Follow her HERE
Tokyo-based Graphic Designer and Illustrator Toshihiro Mori. His artworks, full of colour and fine details, take you to an amazing imaginative world. He has recently collaborated with Fashion magazine Fudge. Follow him HERE
The wonderful illustrations by Naito Yuusuke
Lori, my friend and fellow artist showed her Estello zines and a lovely collection of hand-made folding books of poetry and illustration. You can see more of little Estello HERE. Lori is part of an art group known as “Tokyo Art Byte”
Ryotaro Imai, the creator behind Eggman and a whimsical book about boobies. Check his works HERE
“Onigiri Tunnel Books” by Aya Ota. An original idea perfectly executed!
Kentaro Endo and Masato Hakamada, the creative minds behind “Enamel Sisters” zines.
I’d like to thank all the artists who kindly let me shoot their beautiful works… ありがとうございます!!
Tokyo Art Book Fair Official Website HERE (Japanese/English)
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