Akyuum × ROOTOTE Vol.3

Akyuum × ROOTOTE Vol.3

A tote bag that many people use on a daily basis.
Considering such a tote bag as a medium, through collaboration with various artists, we will send art to the world. Art collaboration project by ROOTOTE.

Illustrator and art director/designer Mr. Akyuum's work will be divided into three themes and introduced.

The last third is "Animal stories"

animal stories

Just as we suddenly realize that humans are also animals, I think that there are times when we usually think of ourselves as something special. However, it is ambiguous where you are and where you are, and if you get lost in a crowd of people, you will not know who you are. sometimes.

Human or animal, male or female, robotics, where are you from? What is your affiliation? Paripi? Otaku? Because we live in a modern society where people are tossed about by what they see and the relationships between people are complicated, I would like to use simple expressions to share. Once upon a time, there was a culture of personifying the mundane and playing with Choju Giga. I don't know why it's an animal, but I think it's changed to manga, anime, and illustration now.

I am excited that the lines and colors created from pens and notebooks, replacing brushes and scrolls, have been a means of expression that continues to excite people even today, thousands of years after the era of Choju Giga. There are many difficult things that happen in our daily life, but what we do not want to forget is to notice that there is a small piece of happiness lying quietly next to it. For me, it's the spinning of lines and colors, and the people who support me.

No matter how trivial, it's wonderful, and I think it's nothing like a caricature of animals, but it's dramatic and connected to tomorrow.


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-Product Information-

Cafe in the park / 044901
Are you drinking too much? / 044902
This and this and this and this and this / 044904
Big Park / 044903
Freedom / 044905

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Size: W40×H44cm Handle 46cm
Pockets: 2 (1 outside / 1 inside)
Material: Cotton
Price: ¥4,400 (tax included)

Sales period: March 15th to April 5th PM12:00
*It may take up to 10 days to ship. please note that.

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Akyuum / Illustrator

An illustrator who is attracting attention for his unique idea of ​​blending realism with mysterious creativity that is not easy to understand at first glance, based on the concept of fantasy realistic.

Also, at the moment he does not show his true face and has a mysterious feeling such as using his own painting instead of an artist photo, but he has a long career as an in-house art director / designer, The hesitation in the existing framework that I feel there and the thoughts that protrude are the driving force for my creation.
There is no answer or goal for techniques such as illustration and drawing, which rely only on the senses that one feels inside oneself from everyday life. is producing

1998 Creative Character Contest Winner

Group exhibition " Trial & Error "
Graduated from Department of Graphics, Tama Art University
NHK Digital Stadium Award (Video work)
Office worker art director / designer
Illustrated Notebook 15th Notebook Exhibition Jury Prize
Group Exhibition Tambourine Gallery "Human Museum"
Group Exhibition Tambourine Gallery "Human Museum"
Selected for Illustration the Choice 2021
Illustration the Choice runner-up

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