Ayumi Takahashi Makes Something Old, Something New

We dare you not to fall in love with Ayumi Takahashi’s colorful patterns and illustrations. Her bold and graphic artwork draws inspiration from the old and traditional, as well as the new and contemporary.

“With a deep attraction to ancient Chinese paintings and Japanese woodcut prints, also inspired by fashion design and contemporary art, I have developed a style that is graphic, flat, less about light and shadow or perspective, but bold on colors, shapes, and compositions,” Takahashi told
Ape on the Moon.

I usually paint with acrylic gouache on wood panels, yupo paper for my paintings, and make most of my illustrations digitally with Photoshop and Illustrator, and sometimes my ipad,” she went on to explain.

Born in China, she grew up in Japan before getting her art degree at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. Currently spending her time both in New York and Tokyo, she works in painting, drawing, and digital and textile design.

And her list of clients keeps growing by the day, with notable collaborations with The New York Times, Washington Post, Paramount Pictures, and Coca Cola, among others.

Take a look!