Sometimes, when our eyes get tired, we like to rest them on a colorful, flowery, pattern. Full of zest, Ayumi Takahashi’s illustrations are just the color boost we need.
Born in China, Takahashi grew up in Japan before getting her art degree at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. Currently spending her time both in New York and Tokyo, she works in painting, drawing, and digital and textile design.
Her striking patterns caught the attention of brands like The New York Times, Washington Post, Paramount Pictures, and Coca Cola.
“I usually paint with acrylic gouache on wood panels, yupo paper for my paintings, and make most of my illustrations digitally with Photoshop and Illustrator, and sometimes my ipad,” she told Ape on the Moon.
“With a deep attraction to ancient Chinese paintings and Japanese woodcut prints, also inspired by fashion design and contemporary art, I have developed a style that is graphic, flat, less about light and shadow or perspective, but bold on colors, shapes, and compositions.”
Take a look.