Japanese illustrator Seiji Matsumoto creates curious, cute and charming character work, often with heavy, curved black outlines. In between illustrations of all manners of cute animals and nameless people living lives ordinary and extraordinary, he has from time to time turned his attention to celebrities including his take on the Kate Moss Supreme campaign (2012).
In collaboration with Mighty Jaxx, Matsuomoto’s illustration gains weight and dimension with the upcoming Smoking Lady polystone figure (8"). Translating his art to 3D poses the challenge of how to address his prominent use of heavy black outlines. In this case, Smoking Lady drops them while retaining his curvy, streamlined shapes, lines and distinct eye treatment. Limited to 200 pieces, Smoking Lady will be available for pre-order on Saturday (2.2) at 6 AM PST for $159 with free worldwide shipping.