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Amano: The Complete Prints
Japanese artist Yoshitaka Amano began his career with exceptional design work on fan-favorite anime such as Gatchaman/G-Force and Time Bokan and popular graphic novels Sandman: The Dream Hunters and Wolverine & Elektra: The Redeemer, but it wasn't until he turned his attention to the medium of printmaking that his artistic genius began to flower. Drawing from influence ...more
Paperback, 292 pages
Published November 4th 2003 by Harper Design
(first published November 1st 2003)
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A fellow artist said he was inspired by Amano's prints, so I tracked down this book and was completely amazed. His prints are beautiful and capture little moments in his imagination that intertwine with other moments. One print feels like it has more than one story behind it. Whenever I hit The Block, I usually pull out this book to flip through.
Amano became famous for doing character designs for japanese games such as the final fantasy series. He has since went on from that to illustration then big time art shows in New York and all over the world. This collection of prints has a good smorgesboard of his works from all over the spectrum of his career.
Born in 1952 in Shizuoka, Japan, Yoshitaka Amano (天野 喜孝) was hired at the age of fifteen by Tatsunoko Productions, where he was involved in character design for the animated television program Gatchaman (aired in America as Battle of the Planets and G-Force) among other projects. His career in publishing began with Twilight Worlds in 1981. In 1983 he was presented with the Seiun Award for Art, whi ...moreMore about Yoshitaka Amano...