Artist edition Takashi Tsushima
Takashi Tsushima is the second artist invited to contribute to ARKET’s children’s collections. The Artist Edition program offers a new context for illustrators to explore their respective themes, and has been initiated to create a diversity of expressions in children’s wear. The featured artists and works all share a common sense of playfulness and free imagination, and provide vivid, fantastic worlds that inspire new perspectives.
The works of Japanese illustrator Takashi Tsushima (b. 1969) are defined by geometric shapes and a soft semi-transparent quality, reminiscent of watercolour painting. His artworks and prints are created for books, textile designs and pottery, as well as being exhibited in their own right. His illustrations for ARKET’s children’s collection depict a group of familiar temperate-forest animals, all captured with a characteristic whimsy.