NEW RETRO ILLUSTRATION
New Retro, a combination of the word “New” and “Retrospective”, is a newly coined phrase meaning “appreciating and enjoying something old while reimagining it into something modern.” This book introduces 40 up-and-coming illustrators working in this style. Retro culture, along with items such as 80s/90s fashion, neon lights, old Japanese anime/movies, and retro items like cassette tapes and Polaroid cameras, are now being reappraised by younger generations, who did not experience them in real time.
This New Retro wave in the art, music and fashion industries in Japan brings a somewhat retro but also modern and trendy feel to popular culture. Through the 300 illustrations showcased in this one book, this collection gathers together the most notable New Retro artists and their works to give readers the most up-to-date, cutting-edge collection of this unique style.
- Publisher: Pie International, 2021
- Book Size: 257 x 186 mm
- Language: Japanese