“And you keep laughing and laughing and laughing and nothing is quite the same really. And after you’re finished laughing, you start to turn into a frog yourself. It’s very funny to be a frog; you dive into the water and cross the rivers and the ocean and you can jump all the time and everywhere. So do you want to play with me? We can be a whole group of friends, a whole group of frogs.” M83
Raconte-Moi Une Histoire, s’il vous plaît James Jean
I think Nina Simone’s “Funkier Than A Mosquito’s Tweeter” when I see these playful illustrations by Japanese-born, New York based Keiko Tokushima. Pairing the whimsical with intricate pattern designs, Tokushima could easily traverse the small divide between illustrations and textiles, but she also has the ability to portray a moroseness or a dark occultness through her patterns and lack of patterns. Family of the Year’s “The Princess and the Pea” + “Hitchhiker” (below)
Probably the best video I’ve ever seen. Also, the demo is a lifeload better than the studio version. <3 Stevie.