In the lead up to the Tokyo Games this year, 20 posters created by some of the best and most renowned artists will be exhibited in the entrance hall of the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo until February 16. Manga creators, Hirohiko Araki and Naoki Urasawa, were among the 20 artists chosen to create posters that will go down in history. Check out the perfect pieces of art after the jump!
Manga creator Naoki Urasawa’s work is currently on exhibit at JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles. We were invited to attend the exhibit and interview Mr. Urasawa. Hit the jump to see pictures from the exhibit and read the interview!
On July 30, the Organizing Committee for the forthcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 announced the 18 artists who will work on its official art posters including two internationally acclaimed manga artists: Naoki Urasawa (20th Century Boys, Pluto) and Hirohiko Araki (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure). Check out the artist list after the jump.
The Tohoku region of Japan is still recovering from the damage wrought by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that devastated the area, and now manga author Naoki Urasawa (Pluto, 20th Century Boys) and actor Toshiaki Karasawa (the 20th Century Boys live-action films) are teaming up for a unique charity event to provide relief for Miyagi Prefecture: a classic car rally. Hit the jump to learn more.