The ultimate collection of self-recommended best works for the first time by Hiroshi Nagai, including early masterpieces. A complete production limited edition will be published with a cloth cloth specification (*first edition only)! Contains 65 works.
Hiroshi Nagai, a popular illustrator who has been active since the 1970s with numerous record jackets and advertisements, including the jacket work for the timeless masterpiece “A LONG VACATION” (Eiichi Otaki), which continues to be loved by many people.
Hiroshi Nagai is known for his unique style that seems to be a mixture of surrealism and pop art.
Nagai said that when he visited Guam and California with his benefactor Teruhiko Yumura and friends, he encountered scenes such as palm trees, blue skies, and greenery reflecting light, and decided the direction of his illustrations.
Since starting his career as an illustrator in 1976, he has continued to draw what he likes, and has maintained a consistent style throughout the years. , he continues to receive offers from Japan’s leading companies and the respect of many artists, and he continues to live a busy life even after he is over 70 years old.
The newly edited collection of works “THE JOURNEY BEGINS” contains works selected by Hiroshi Nagai himself, from early works to recent works, poolside, cars, people, nightscapes, waves, buildings, and synonymous. A palm tree swaying in the wind… Only works that everyone has seen at least once in record jackets, advertisements, books, etc. were selected.
Luxurious cloth cloth is used for the specifications of the book, which is limited to the first edition. (* It will be changed to paper cloth after resale)
Please also pay attention to the beautiful binding, in which the illustrations are placed in the dents in the fabric cloth cover frame, using a process called “title label pasting” that is embossed and dented. Art direction and book design will be handled by Yoxxx, who has designed numerous artworks for Hiroshi Nagai.
- Release Date:
- January, 2023
Born December 22, 1947 in Tokushima City.
After working as a graphic designer, he has been active as an illustrator since 1976. Eiichi Otaki’s record jackets and advertising visuals such as “A LONGVACATION” and “NIAGARA SONG BOOK” are still being talked about, and even now, he is creating universal works that are widely loved.
He also develops a wide range of activities such as DJ and music critic.