The King of Circles (50 Watts Books)

Shuntaro Tanikawa and Kiyoshi Awazu

The King of Circles by Shuntarō Tanikawa, designed and illustrated by Kiyoshi Awazu, translated by Yosuke Kitazawa / ISBN 9781957625010 / 9 x 9.25 inches, printed offset in full color / Forthcoming in late 2022 or early 2023 from 50 Watts Books


The first English-language edition of a 1971 Japanese picture book. Suitable for all ages, but of particular interest to followers of the legendary graphic designer Kiyoshi Awazu.

About 50 Watts Books publications: While running the bookstore over the last year, I've been working on four books at the top of my list of dream projects. These books have fascinated (and confused) me for years -- longtime followers of the blog might recognize some -- and I'm excited to put them into the world. To follow their progress and be alerted when preorders begin, sign up for the 50 Watts Books email list

Read about Kiyoshi Awazu at the website of the gallery Nonaka Hill.

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