‘Let’s Go Out For A Ride!’ by Tatsuro Kiuchi

'Let's Go Out For A Ride!' by Tatsuro Kiuchi

'Let's Go Out For A Ride!' by Tatsuro Kiuchi

'Let's Go Out For A Ride!' by Tatsuro Kiuchi

'Let's Go Out For A Ride!' by Tatsuro Kiuchi

I love the work of Japanese illustrator Tatsuro Kiuchi. Above are a few of the illustrations taken from his 2009 children’s book Let’s Go Out For A Ride. It looks like a really wonderful book. It tells the story of a boy and his father who take a day trip to the top of a mountain and on their they ride on various forms of public transport. Not only are Kiuchi’s wood-cut illustrations beautiful, but they’re also busy with activity – the kinds of images you’d spend all day getting lost in as a kid.

‘Lets Go Out For A Ride’ is only one of a number of great projects on Kiuchi’s site. I also really adore his illustration work for the The Folio Society’s edition of Iris Murdoch’s The Sea, The Sea which you should take a look at. You can view the complete collection of his work online here.


2 Comments ‘Let’s Go Out For A Ride!’ by Tatsuro Kiuchi

  1. Michael Tribone November 30, 2011 at 5:49 AM

    Tatsuro Kiuchi’s treatment of the subject matter with its simplicity and texture has always inspired me. One of my favorite covers is the closeup of passengers on an airplane with the sun behind it. And I think that the illustration of an Apple store is pretty brilliant, too.

  2. Tatsuro Kiuchi January 3, 2012 at 6:54 AM

    Thank you very much for the post.

    I have just launched a special website for my comic strip – The Earthling. Now you can read them both in English and Japanese. Please check if you are interested.



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