Friday, January 29, 2010

Junko In My Trunko

This is a mini homage to this artist I am nuts about, Junko Mizuno. She is a Japanese artist who popularized "kawaii noir" style meaning darkly cute. I'm not going to regale you with a dissertation on how mind blowing her art is but you can click on the link and see for yourself. Most people are into Hello Kitty. I am into Hello Kitty on acid...

As an afficionado, I had to have a trove of Junko Mizuno toys and books. Aside from being an illustrator she also writes graphic novels, three of them are very fractured versions of The Little Mermaid, Hansel and Gretel and Cinderella. Below are some of the Junko stuffs I had that made into boring afternoon photoshoots.

This is great way to start my Friday...with thoughts of toys and books in my head all day! 花の金曜日 (hananokin'yoobi) is how the Japanese say they're happy it's Friday! ^_^