Ohrai Noriyoshi II : 1966-1984 Art Book Review

Posted By yonghow on November 4th, 2015

Ohrai Noriyoshi II : 1966-1984 Art Book

Ohrai Noriyoshi (1935-2015) is a renowned Japanese illustrator whose widely acclaimed art work include posters for Starwars : The Empire Strikes Back and many motion pictures, on top of the innumerable illustrations he has done for books, magazines, games and more.

This book is the official catalogue for the Ohrai Noriyoshi II : 1966-1984 art exhibition held at the Miyazaki Art Center in Miyazaki, Japan back in July 2015. The book collects over 500 pieces of illustrations and is the single biggest collection of the artist’s work that can be found in a book.

Ohrai Noriyoshi II : 1966-1984 Art Book
Ohrai Noriyoshi II : 1966-1984 Art Book
Ohrai Noriyoshi II : 1966-1984 Art Book
Ohrai Noriyoshi II : 1966-1984 Art Book
Ohrai Noriyoshi II : 1966-1984 Art Book
Ohrai Noriyoshi II : 1966-1984 Art Book
Ohrai Noriyoshi II : 1966-1984 Art Book
Ohrai Noriyoshi II : 1966-1984 Art Book
Ohrai Noriyoshi II : 1966-1984 Art Book
Ohrai Noriyoshi II : 1966-1984 Art Book
Ohrai Noriyoshi II : 1966-1984 Art Book
Ohrai Noriyoshi II : 1966-1984 Art Book
Ohrai Noriyoshi II : 1966-1984 Art Book
Ohrai Noriyoshi II : 1966-1984 Art Book
Ohrai Noriyoshi II : 1966-1984 Art Book
Ohrai Noriyoshi II : 1966-1984 Art Book
Ohrai Noriyoshi II : 1966-1984 Art Book
Ohrai Noriyoshi II : 1966-1984 Art Book
Ohrai Noriyoshi II : 1966-1984 Art Book
Ohrai Noriyoshi II : 1966-1984 Art Book
Ohrai Noriyoshi II : 1966-1984 Art Book
Ohrai Noriyoshi II : 1966-1984 Art Book
Ohrai Noriyoshi II : 1966-1984 Art Book
Ohrai Noriyoshi II : 1966-1984 Art Book

This is a spectacular art book from Ohrai Noriyoshi, who sadly passed away just a few days before the time of writing. His work endures, and I give this my highest recommendations.

Existing copies of this book were printed for the exhibition and isn’t widely available, so if you spot a copy available on Amazon don’t hesitate. A small caveat on the binding used – it allows for the book to be opened fully without curving the pages near the spine and makes for great viewing, but looks pretty delicate. Handle with care.

I also suggest checking out the artist’s other art book Green Universe.

“Ohrai Noriyoshi II : 1966-1984 Art Book” details :

– Dimensions – 30 x 22 x 2.4 cm
– Softcover, 299 pages
– Full color, in Japanese ( book contains mostly images )

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9 Responses to “Ohrai Noriyoshi II : 1966-1984 Art Book Review”

CJP

I didnt realise he was dead. One of my favourite illustrators. Does this book have any of his Godzilla paintings?

yonghow

CJP – He passed away very recently ( may he RIP ) and yes, there are Godzilla illustrations in this book. :]

fony

really great artist.
saw the news of his passing on the Terada blog.
will put this on my list of books to get.

DISTRAKT

Magnificent, his work crushes cats today with a repertoire of resources, go figure. Nothing can top a beautiful mind.

Sukh

Thanks for this review! I’ve ordered a copy, I love Ohrai’s style so much. Rip.

Li-An

I did not know this one. 150 US$ on eBay, oooch.

Stuart

Would you choose this book over Green Universe if you could only get one? Does one have an edge over the other like different art works?

yonghow

Stuart – If I really had to choose, I would go for this book over Green Universe, simply because it is a thicker volume and has more of Noriyoshi’s art work.

Stuart

Thanks for the feedback. I appreciate your input. You’ve helped with many purchases over the years and I haven’t been disappointed yet with your suggestions. Look forward to more great content in 2016 :)