In May this year, the Eshi 100 Gallery Exhibition opened in the Akihabara UDX building and ran for a brief 5 days showcasing new illustrations by some of the most recognized artists in Japan. The gallery exhibition theme was the very open-ended idea of 'Japan', allowing for amazing creativity from the artists along with many different conceptual representations. This gorgeous exhibition was collected as a book, Eshi 100 - Contemporary Japanese Illustration and sold during the event.
The fifth volume in the Girls Girls Girls! series published by Etsu (E☆2 ) just came out on June 1st, and like always it brings together another beautiful girl collection of illustrations. Girls Girls Girls!5 ~Pure Girl Collection~ features newly drawn art work by Tinkle on the cover along with several more of their illustrations inside.
MOEOH Selection's Ten Colors ~ Juu Nin To Iro ~ finally came out last week, after weeks of hearing and talking about it. And if you're at all familiar with the Dengeki MOEOH magazine, you'll know that means art work from the 10 artists featured each month for the past two years: Satoshi Kiba, Aoi Kimizuka, Koharu Sakura, Tinkle, Mamoru Naruse, Yu Narumi, Matsuryu, Suigun Murakami, Morinaga Korune, and Mitha.
The newest pretty girls collection from E☆2 (Etsu), Girls Girls Girls!4 Illustrations was just released a few days ago in Japan, and it continues to be what we expect from the Girls Girls Girls! series of art books. It features a great assortment of artists ranging from the well known to the virtually unknown.