Having some fun here at Casa Hobo.
The first time I saw Yoshitomo Nara‘s work was in print, almost two decades ago, when I was a devoted Juxtapoz reader (back when magazines were my internet). At the time, my exposure to Japanese art was sadly limited to traditional woodcuts, emblems and tattoos. I fell hard for his work , and it proved to be a great gateway into discovering contemporary art coming out of Japan.
Can’t afford an original? How about a Nara-designed doggy radio? Chronicle books also published a postcard book of his work awhile back – which is where this gem comes from. (Thanks for the snail mail inspiration, Avery. You have great taste!)