Amazingly Lavish Illustrations by Japanese Aya Kato


Aya Kato, is an illustrator from Japan, and her artworks are been distinguished by lavishly, vivid shapes and colors. By using her creativity in whatever representations she chooses, Aya  would like to awaken the soul that lies fast asleep within many people. Aya Kato’s ideal world is a place where everyone can be in contact with their own life experiences; touching always the very roots of their souls, thinking about friends, and recognizing their true hopes – a world that merges people’s spirits.

“I believe that a good way to start this new age is by uniting the soul of each individual to that of his or her significant others close by. I feel that this is a process that will herald the birth of a new Japan. The passion of my work lies in conveying the Japanese spirit, with its deep roots in Bushido, to the next generation of Japanese.”


Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (

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