I first discovered Tadanori's work about 7 years ago, and was recently reminded of how INCREDIBLY powerful his work is. I stumbled upon the image at the very top of this post, in a narrow, dark hallway at PS1. This poster totally deserves better placement (shame on you PS1!). In any case, I found myself enraptured, once again, by his lovely, lovely work. The combination of photographic elements, illustration, sumptuous colors, play on scale and the humorous, thought-provoking stories that his compositions seem to tell...all result in an complete and utter inability to look away.
I can literally stare at a poster for an hour, take a break and return only to find an element that I hadn't noticed the first time around. It's like a crazy psychedelic easter egg hunt.
See more from Yokoo here. I promise, promise, promise you'll fall in love with him too.
And click here for some of his music and film posters....yum! I'm CRRRRRRAAAAZZZY over that Beatles Star Club one! (Thanks Pink Tentacle!)