As the Olympic Games begin today in Tokyo, I am pleased to introduce you to this wonderful city through my cut-out illustrations!
On my last trip to Tokyo I had in mind to design a map of it on my return. On the spot I made many sketches of people walking in the street like a group of school kids wearing their randoseru bags or landmark buildings such as the Asakusa temple or some of the typical Tokyo houses with plants in pots growing on the front.
I also took lots of photos of the city, people crossing the famous pedestrian pathway or a young man listening to music while waiting for a friend by the Hachikō statue at Shibuya station.
The idea was to come back at my studio with lots of visual references. I needed to capture the many contrasts of this vibrant capital to create this intricate cut out map of one of my favourite city.
I invite you to view a short video of the making of the map of Tokyo by clicking here.
The paper cut map of Tokyo is available in 2 colours: black and deep blue.
It is laser cut from an original paper cut map.
The map measures 42cm x 56cm and is sold unframed.