Yokoo Tadanori (横尾 忠則) is one of the most celebrated Japanese graphic designers of all time. His work is highly stylized, incorporating elements of Japanese culture with American ones. He also pulled inspirations from his trip to India, where he became entranced by the concept of psychedelia and multi-layered imagery.
Tadanori’s works also pulled inspirations from his own personal experiences. This can be seen through many of his arts with visuals of Nazi Japan and warfare. However, what makes his work so unique is that he combines those hard-hitting topics with contrasting American imagery.
Because of his amazing legacy, his works are featured in galleries all around the world, including the popular MoMA. Although he rarely does graphic designs now, he’s still involved with the arts after being inspired by the fine arts of Pablo Picasso, further proving that artists never rest.