Post 3: Hiroshi Tanabe – Fashion Illustrator

 Hiroshi Tanabe 



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            Hiroshi Tanabe was born in Kanagawa, Japan.

After graduating with a degree in Graphic Design, Tanabe went to Milan study Fine Arts and Sculpture. While in Italy he came to focus more on illustrations.

Hiroshi’s illustrations are both unique and vibrant, they reflect the graphic clean line work of the traditional Japanese woodcuts. The effect he achieves is a combination of old-world beauty with a modernity unparalleled in fashion and beauty illustration today.


Hiroshi’s illustrations are held in public and private collections including NY society of illustrators, American Illustration, Communication Arts, and The Society of Publication Designers and Print. His work was selected for Lurzers Archive’s Premier Commercial Illustration Annual 1999. In 1994 he earned world acclaimed British Vogues esteemed Vogue/Sotheby’s Beaton Award for Fashion Illustration.


Also having published two books of his works, the first being the award winning “Blue Mode”in 1998, then “#2″in 2003. He was able to for once fully express himself 100%  in personal workwithout the constraints of theme, concept or category.

        Hiroshi Tanabe keeps a busy schedule now, with commissions from clients including Stussy, Anna Sui, Shiseido, GAP, Brithish Vogue, Sony,The New York Times, The New Yorker, Le Sportsac, Harpers Bazaar and Rolling Stone to name a few.


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