Cheeky, cleverly-composed illustrations from Studio Takeuma

Date
20 August 2015
Reading Time
1 minute read

A kaleidoscope of black lines and saturated colour, Japanese illustrator Takeuma’s Flickr account is a treasure trove of editorial and personal illustrations. We last featured Takeuma’s delightful poster work over a year ago, but these illustrations have a cheekier, more playful edge to them. Using simple line drawings to express his ideas, Takeuma’s images are uncomplicated and clever. The world he creates is bright but believable, with witty observations of human and animal behaviour. His skill is in giving just the right amount of detail to deliver the punchline perfectly.

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Studio Takeuma: Crosswalk

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Studio Takeuma: マー君

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Studio Takeuma: Tropical Juice

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Studio Takeuma: Tropical Juice

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Studio Takeuma: Borzoi

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Studio Takeuma: Let’s Take A Walk

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Studio Takeuma: Let’s Take A Walk

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Studio Takeuma: Marking

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Studio Takeuma: Catch

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Studio Takeuma: Catch

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Studio Takeuma: Peach Boy

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Rebecca Fulleylove

Rebecca became staff writer at It’s Nice That in March 2016 before leaving the company at the end of 2017. Before joining the company full time she worked with us on a freelance basis many times, as well as stints at Macmillan Publishers, D&AD, Dazed and frieze.

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