Social satire and ironic humor are the trademarks of British illustrator Paul Davis, whose characters are usually portrayed in scribbled lines and accompanied by handwritten phrases or dialog.
With clients as big as IBM, Sony and Mercedes Benz, Davis has won various awards for his commercial work, including Best Illustrator by Creative Review magazine in 2004 and an honorary Webby award for his website, which he accepted with fellow designers of Applied Information Graphics. Davis is also known in Japan for the illustrations created for Ryuichi Sakamoto’s video project “A Very Serious Group of Drawings,” an initiative to aid the victims of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake; Jan. 24-March 22.
Ginza Graphic Gallery; 1F DNP Ginza Bldg., 7-7-2 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo. Ginza Stn. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sat. till 6 p.m.). Free admission. Closed Sun. 03-3571-5206; www.dnp.co.jp/gallery/ggg_e
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