Losef | An amazing self-taught Japanese Illustrator


Manabu Odajima aka Losef  is a self-taught Japanese illustrator who began doodling as a means of killing time. Losef creates his unique approach by learning from all things he sees and reflecting deeply into himself. His works represent the indisputable “truths” in his life. “I want to create art that changes shape based on the sensibilities of the viewer. Moreover, I want the experience of encountering my creations to shock the viewers, and help them, one-by-one, to have deep revelations about their own lives. I believe that is the power of art.” (artas1). Powerful illustrations in an unusual mix of the very formal and the Surreal style. Check out his website at http://losef.jimdo.com


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. (www.reggaepostercontest.com)

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