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Art book, with text in Japanese. Translated description below.
<<Best of Hiroshi Nagai>>The ultimate self-recommended best work collection for the first time, including early masterpieces.Complete production limited edition x cloth cloth specification (* first edition only) published!Hiroshi Nagai, a popular illustrator who has been active since the 1970s with numerous record jackets and advertisements, including the jacket work for the timeless masterpiece "A LONG VACATION" (Eiichi Otaki), which continues to be loved by many people.Speaking of Hiroshi Nagai, his unique style is characterized by a mixture of surrealism and pop art.Nagai said that when he visited Guam and California with his benefactor Teruhiko Yumura and friends, he encountered scenes such as palm trees, blue skies, and greenery reflecting light, and decided the direction of his illustrations. I think that there are many people who feel nostalgic for the one and only "nowhere" landscape that was created by further expanding the image.
Since starting his career as an illustrator in 1976, he has continued to draw what he likes, and has maintained a consistent style throughout the years. , he continues to receive offers from Japan's leading companies and the respect of many artists, and he continues to live a busy life even after he is over 70 years old.The newly compiled collection of works "THE JOURNEY BEGINS" is a collection of works selected by Hiroshi Nagai himself, from early works to recent works, poolside, cars, people, night views, waves, buildings, and also synonymous. A palm tree swaying in the wind... Only works that everyone has seen at least once in record jackets, advertisements, books, etc. were selected.
Luxurious cloth cloth is used for the specifications of the book, which is limited to the first edition. (* It will be changed to paper cloth after resale)Please also pay attention to the beautiful book binding, in which the illustration is placed in the dent in the frame of the cloth cloth cover, using a process called "title label pasting" that is embossed and dented.Art direction and book design will be handled by Yoxxx, who has designed numerous artworks for Hiroshi Nagai.Please try to find a piece that makes you feel "the beginning of your journey" with your first best version of this book.(c)Hiroshi Nagai 2023
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