Wakana Yamazaki's Japanese Psychedelia

June 28, 2017

Wakana Yamazaki is a Tokyo-based illustrator whose psychedelic illustrations are influenced by Seymour Chwast of the push pin studios.

She explains that "his old picture book is colorful and graphical, and it’s really great. I like psychedelic illustrations of the 70’s and 60’s, and comics of Guy Peellaert. Of course I also love Yellow Submarine animation." When asked to give a quote that inspires her work ethic, she offers the Japanese proverb “好きこそ物の上手なれ” which means that “Nothing is impossible to a willing mind.”