Works – Eguchi Hisashi Art Book Review

Posted By yonghow on August 28th, 2013

Works - Eguchi Hisashi Art Book

“Works” is a collection of illustration pieces by popular Japanese illustrator Eguchi Hisashi, from the period of 1995 to 2008. I previously highlighted his work in the book review for Illustration magazine No.197.

Works - Eguchi Hisashi Art Book
Works - Eguchi Hisashi Art Book
Works - Eguchi Hisashi Art Book

The artist’s style is easily recognizable – very clean, simple line-work filled with flat, bold colors, at times resembling the work of Pop artist Roy Lichenstein, or even some of Moebius’s work.

Works - Eguchi Hisashi Art Book
Works - Eguchi Hisashi Art Book

(above) Poster illustrations for the Japanese shock/gore film Machine Girl. ( Loose socks are pretty much out of fashion now, if you must know )

Works - Eguchi Hisashi Art Book
Works - Eguchi Hisashi Art Book
Works - Eguchi Hisashi Art Book
Works - Eguchi Hisashi Art Book

(above leflt) The artist possess a spectacular color sense, a keen eye for attractive poses and have a knack for capturing the “performances” of the drawn characters.

Works - Eguchi Hisashi Art Book
Works - Eguchi Hisashi Art Book
Works - Eguchi Hisashi Art Book
Works - Eguchi Hisashi Art Book

I picked up this book not just because I found the artist’s work charming, but also because there’s more than a thing or two about illustration/posing/composition one can learn in here. Recommended.

Works – Eguchi Hisashi Art Book details :

– Dimensions – 11.4 x 9.1 x 0.9 inches
– 237 pages
– Softcover
– full color/B&W, in Japanese

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9 Responses to “Works – Eguchi Hisashi Art Book Review”

Zack

in a lot of ways, he reminds me of a Japanese version of of Vittorio Giardino. if you are unfamiliar, check him out here: http://users.belgacom.net/vittorio_giardino_universe/

there is a forthcoming Gaikoku no Oni article on him, so keep your eyes peeled for that.

yonghow

I’ll be sure to check it out, thank you for your recommendations, always. :]

Josh

I had never heard of this artist until I saw your blog post. I was immediately intriqued and added it to my amazon wishlist.

My buddy just gave it to me as a birthday gift.

WOW. Just gorgeous. I love the linework and the colors. Everything is just SO clean. Not a single line wasted. Eguchi is really something else.

Can’t thank you enough for bringing this collection to my attention! I love it!! Gonna pore over every page!

yonghow

Josh – I’m glad you like his work, enjoy ! :]

DISTRAKT

One of my favorites

fony

He has a new book out called King of pop.
hoping you will do a review soon.

yonghow

fony – Yes ! It’s on my list of books to review. :]

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