Today we’d like to introduce to you a Japanese illustrator living and working in NY; Yohey Horishita.
Interested in Japanese legends and gods from a young age, Yohey moved to the United States after graduating high school in Japan to pursue an education in Art. After graduating from college along with graduate school, he began work as an illustrator in earnest. Starting from editorial art to book covers, he now has expanded to stationary and product design.
Recently, he illustrated the book cover for Traci Chee’s highly ratedThe Reader.
He has also done an interview on being a Japanese working in the USA:
With Japanese arts and culture gaining more and more visibility, Yohey is finding his heritage to be viewed in very interesting and different ways compared to back home in Japan.
There may be new facets to discover in Japanese art by viewing Yohey’s creations.
His artwork titles are based off of real historical Japanese people, places, and events, such as: