My friend Stella just turned me on to Aya Takano, another one of the young Japanese illustrators in Takashi Murakami's Kaikai Kiki artist collective. I've never been a big anime fan, but this post-manga style that Murakami dubbed "superflat" a few years ago continues to really grab me. Link (to Takano's bio) Link (to a Flash animation work) Link (to Takano's monograph Hot Banana Fudge)
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