Chika Higashi / Coci la elle – Umbrella Elements
Parasol artist Chika Higashi started the one and only umbrella shop “Coci la elle” in 2010. The shop came to an end in August 2022. All parasols were like art pieces — each of them was unique, drawn directly on the parasol with white fabric without any underdrawing, and each handle and button were finished one by one. Gradually, Higashi began to draw, experiment with different printing techniques and produce fabrics for umbrellas and umbrella parasols that can be mass-produced. This book contains approximately 130 paintings selected from more than 200 drawings Higashi made over the past 12 years — not only for umbrellas but also for book illustrations, posters, packages, fabrics and accessories. Her joy of drawing is freely captured on each page.
|178 p, ills colour, 21 x 30 cm, pb, Japanese|