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PEOPLEText: Mariko Takei

Shift 2010 Calendar / Natsuki Arai
Selected work for SHIFT 2010 Calendar

How did you decide to make your entry to SHIFT 2010 Calendar Competition?

I have seen selected visuals of the past competitions on the site and I wished I could show my work as a part of the calendar.


Could you explain more about Tokyo Illustration Center? What do you work on with the group?

It was formed by an illustrator Hideki Tanaka, and 3 additional members including myself became the new member after 10 years from its start, in 2008. While each member works on their own, we do illustrations, exhibitions, live paintings for the Center.
We are looking for more jobs for the Center!

Please tell us about your work for the SHIFT cover.

It is “Shi fu to” (means SHIFT in Japanese) using many shift keys.

Works exhibited for the Japanese fashion brands joint show held in Paris, 2009

Do you have anything you like to try next?
To let more people know myself, I aim to make more attractive works.

Please share your future plan with us.

Currently I am working on the third exhibition of Tokyo Illustration Center as well as my first solo exhibition. I am glad if you could check on my website.

Thank you for reading to the end.

Text: Mariko Takei

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