Eiko Ishioka : Blood,Sweat,and Tears – A life of Design

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Eiko Ishioka, one of Japan’s leading art directors and also active in the fields of graphic design, product design, and costume design. This is the exhibition book of world’s first large-scale retrospective exhibition book of Eiko Ishioka (November 2020 to February 2021).

The poster of the summer campaign that he worked on during the Shiseido era became a hot topic, and after working at PARCO and Kadokawa Shoten, he moved to New York in the 1980s, and moved to New York in the 1980s, with Leni Riefenstahl, Paul Schrader, and Francis Ford Coppola. , Miles Davis, Bjork and other world-class creators. She expanded her genre further, and she also designed costumes for the Olympics, opera, and circus, and as a result she won an Academy Award and a Grammy Award. She challenges a wide range of genres of work, and gives a comprehensive overview of the work of Eiko Ishioka, all of which have been accomplished with high strength.

Release Date:
January, 2021
Japanese & English

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Eiko Ishioka

Born in Tokyo in 1938. Art director and designer.

She joined Shiseido after graduating from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts. She stands out in the summer campaign (1966), which has become a social phenomenon.

Even after independence, she has worked on numerous historical advertisements such as Parco and Kadokawa Shoten. She moved her base to New York in the early 1980s and has been active in a wide range of fields including film, opera, circus, theater and music videos.

She won the Grammy Award for the jacket design of Miles Davis “TUTU” (1987) and the Academy Award for Best Costume Design for the costume of the movie “Dracula” (1993).

She was in charge of costume design at the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. She passed away in 2012.

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Weight 1101 g

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