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Check out work from ARTISTS IN TAIWAN and ARTISTS IN KOREA

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Yesterday saw the launch of a Kickstarter for a pair of art books spotlighting the work of artists from two different Asian countries. Artists in Taiwan and Artists in Korea are the result of a collaboration between Clover Press, Media Do International, Inc., and Japanese artist forum Pixiv, and will feature the work of over 150 artists from the two countries. Today The Beat is pleased to present an exclusive look at artwork from six of the artists featured in the book.

Here’s how the press release announcing the Kickstarter describes the two books:

ARTISTS IN TAIWAN features 83 incredible artists in Taiwan, with a cover by VOFAN, an illustrator with an impressive mastery of the use of intense light and shadow. ARTISTS IN KOREA features 78 fantastic artists in Korea, with a cover by Tiv, an illustrator well known for poetic and transparent expression and capturing emotional moments, especially of women. Between both volumes, the books collect the amazing work of Say HANa, I READING, LOIZA, B.c.N.y., modare, Anmi, zipcy, Gearous, DSmile, Canking, and many more.

The book’s cover artists, Vofan and Tiv, spoke with The Beat about the work being presented in Artists in Taiwan and Artists in Korea, respectively:

“Hello friends in the US! I am VOFAN, an illustrator from Taiwan.

“I have been to anime conventions in Seattle, Chicago and New York, and my solo artbook “Colorful Dreams,” as well as “Monogatari,” a series of novels for which I drew the covers, were both published in the U.S.

“Taiwan and the United States have many cultural differences, but the artists’ love for creation is the same. Through the platform of pixiv, we can enjoy the works of creators from around the world and communicate with each other easily and instantly, which I always think is a blessing and a miracle that can only be realized in the digital era.” – Vofan

“Congratulations to Clover Press on the publication of this book! I was very honored when I was asked to create the cover for this book. I’m excited for fans who are familiar with my other English works as well as new supporters to see my art alongside beautiful illustrations from so many talented artists.” – Tiv

Pixiv Senior VP of Creator’s Platform Division Takahiko Kato also told The Beat about putting the two books together:

 

“ARTISTS IN TAIWAN features 83 incredible artists in Taiwan, with a cover by VOFAN, an illustrator with an impressive mastery of the use of intense light and shadow.


“ARTISTS IN KOREA features 78 fantastic artists in Korea, with a cover by Tiv, an illustrator well known for poetic and transparent expression and capturing emotional moments, especially of women.

“Between both volumes, the books collect the amazing work of Say HANa, I READING, LOIZA, B.c.N.y., modare, Anmi, Zipcy, Gearous, DSmile, Canking and many, many more.”

Check out the exclusive art preview from artists AhoiROKUShanshan Kuo, YulriJinhee, and Fajyobore below. The Kickstarter campaign for Artists in Taiwan and Artists in Korea is live now, and runs through the end of January.

Ahoi

ROKU

Shanshan Kuo

Yulri

Jinhee

Fajyobore

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