Pure is a hookup app. People share their stories under #purestories after the dates, and the founders commission artists to illustrate them.
In their 2016 Escapist issue, two editors went on the road traveling through the South of France.
Art Director Jay Yeo
In a small section of the New York Magazine, they spoke about Americans living abroad. Things they missed and what they loved.
Art Director Chris Christiano
About finding peace in big, busy cities.
Art Director Chris Christiano
I have been working for De Volkskrant Magazine several years now, making a weekly travel section. Each week featuring a different city, of which I draw the skyline and 5 or 6 highlights of things to do.
Art Director Jaap Biemans
For the Spanish Edition of Vanity Fair, I was asked to draw 4 cities' hippest trends and places, including maps, fashion and dogs!
Art Director Paloma Lorenzo
The Tokyoiter is made by illustration and drawing lovers who are willing to present the talent of artists they like to a larger audience. Some of us are illustrators and some are just living in Tokyo a wonderful city full of stories and daily inspiration.
German design magazine Slanted asked me to draw for their Tokyo issue. It was an open briefing, I just had to base my drawing on a typeface name: Faux Japanese.
For their issue nr 1000, El Viajero (travel supplement for Spanish daily El País) they asked me to draw their cover and illustrate a compilation of short travel stories going through the globe. The intention was to give a feeling of travel sketchbook.
Art direction by Diego Areso
Article in Takashimaya (Japanese dept store) Magazine where a famous stylist explains about products and things she loves.
Included in the magazine of Kroonenberg (a big real estate company in The Netherlands), they asked me what my favorite street looked like.
Art Direction ...staat;
Icon Spain is a men's magazine included with EL PAÍS newspaper once a month.
Featured: a piece on Soul Music venues in the US, places to go to enjoy 365 days of spring, an article about carnival outfits and one about the social place the gym has become.
Art Director Paloma Lorenzo
For a well-known brand, Ideo Tokyo office hired me to illustrate a product storyboard, where a woman was seen in daily situations.
Japanese fashion magazine Numéro Tokyo asked me to draw the horoscope signs and these are the sketches I presented. Although they got rejected, I still love them.
Luxury travel agency Scott Dunn asked me to draw Mallorca for their magazine. The light of the island is magical and I tried to convey it in the drawings.
Thanks to YCN for the guidance.
To celebrate their 70th anniversary, high class Wako dept store in Ginza, Tokyo, asked me to draw 70 portraits of "regular ginza people" for the central window display. The drawings were displayed in revolving cylinders, making it a dynamic and colorful window show.
Art Director Jun Musashi
Design Yuichi Okuda
Photos by Toshihiko Moriya
チャイム(Chime) Ginza is the monthly magazine for Wako dept store clients. I've been asked to draw their covers since 2016. Always featuring a product, I come up with ideas to surround it with something, usually season related.
Have worked in several articles for El País Semanal for the last year with great honor. El País is the newspaper I learned reading with, and drawing for their magazine was always a dream for me.
Art Director Diego Areso
For the the French weekly Le Parisien I made these drawings about things to do in the summer in the Mont St Michel area.
Art Director Mathieu Gelezeau
This was probably the most challenging illustration this year. It was a terribly sad story about a man in his dying bed, where his family has gathered waiting for the last breath... it made me sad to read it and that blocked me. It made me realise my style is too funny and cheerful and doesn't go well with too serious matters… Or does it? Definitely I want to try again, see if I can do it.
Together with Japanese sustainable fashion brand INHEELS, we made this serie of shirts. 4 different designs exploring the relationships between the shortness of life and the spirit of vanity.
Art Direction and drawings Luis Mendo
In collaboration with Yuka Okada
Animations Remy Busson
For their "L'Asie est belle" campaign, French supermarket chain Monoprix licensed a visual made originally for The Tokyoiter. Also, they commissioned me with some extra spot illustrations. The visuals filled were displayed in stores throughout France.
Bokuranohon by Craig Mod
It was a pleasure to work with Craig Mod in a collection of his essays about books and digital publishing. We worked in a small team of 3 where I filled it with drawings on the cover and inside pages. It waas published in Japanese and Korean.
See the Bokuranohon website
Design Eiko Nagase
Art Direction Craig Mod
Publisher Voyager Ltd, Japan.
Tarzan Magazine is Japan's biggest magazine about health and fitness. They asked me to illustrate an article about health habits and comparing bad and good diets.
Ginza SIx is the latest addition to Ginza (one of Tokyo's shopping district). For the opening of the centre, they made a magazine introducing the businesses. This illustration tied up 5 gourmet offers into 1.
This interesting building opened last year in NIhonbashi, is based on a mix of Artist in Residence, cafe, offices, music venue and a rooftop cinema.
Yokohama's baseball team asked several illustrators to create a limited edition shirt. They were sold out pretty quickly.
Elle Gourmet (formerly known as Elle á Table Japan) asked me to draw a collection of food items for a special ingredients issue.
This was my first big illustration job in Japan, made all by hand on paper, just scanned the final and sent to the client.
For Mori Living, a upscale apartment company in Roppongi, I made these interiors in a autumn and spring flavours.
Art Direction Snow Inc.
Edge is the magazine of the Institute of Leadership & Management, based in the UK. Art director Kate Harkus asked me to illustrate an article on the dark side of Japan's diligence.
Wundor Editions asked me to draw the cover illustration of Matthew Smith's first novel.
Made (drawings, writing and design) for Herb Lester some years ago and now slightly outdated, This small Tokyo City Guide was a big success when it came out.
Several hand drawn logos and type exercises.
Before dedicating myself to drawing, I did a lot of (mainly editorial) design. It would be weird to hide it completely as it's part of what I am professionally.
Mix of different clients and projects