Aquirax Uno - 2024 Exhibition Catalog

Asahi Shimbun


Aquirax Uno - 2024 Exhibition Catalog / 400-page hardback (text in Japanese), about 7.4 x 10.4 inches, published by Asahi Shimbun / text in Japanese with some English-language summaries / illustrated throughout

Probably the nicest collection of his work that I've seen.


Google translation of the catalog copy: "Aquirax Uno (1934-) continues to be active as one of Japan's leading illustrators and graphic designers. Although he is a legend who spread the words 'illustration' and 'illustrator' in Japan in the 1960s and led the era, his creations are constantly evolving. Since his debut in the early 1950s, he has developed a wide range of activities including illustrations, posters, picture books, books, animated films, paintings, and stage design. This exhibition, which is the largest solo exhibition ever, will introduce Uno's entire painting career from his early days to his latest works through more than 900 works, and will showcase Uno's timeless splendor and aestheticism ... The official catalog is a large volume of 400 pages, and introduces some of the works exhibited in this exhibition. The book is comprised of 12 chapters, ranging from early corporate advertisements, graphic designs, posters, picture books and book illustrations and covers, to the latest works, and features a variety of valuable original drawings and materials. The hard cover design by designer Iria Oshima is also noteworthy for its luxurious and stylish design. This is an indispensable book that provides an overview of Uno's outstanding painting work, and one that you will want to keep on hand forever."

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