Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower


By Jake Richardson

This Illustration has been inspired by retro ideas of how our future cities will look. Tokyo for me has always represented future innovation through its involvement in developing new technology along with the dense metropolis of lights and futuristic architecture. My method for creating this work started by experimenting with compositions, helping direct the types of buildings I used in the illustration. Once a solid rough was formed I used a combination of traditional and digital process to create the illustration

●  A2 (16.5 x 23.4 in) archival Giclée print
●  210gsm Hahnemühle matt-coated paper
●  50 signed limited edition prints
●  Includes certificate of authenticity

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Jake Richardson


Im a freelance illustrator based in Derbyshire with a masters degree in Visual Communication (Illustration) from The University of Derby. Throughout my work I aim to focus on creating simple conceptual illustrations by combining digital and physical processes; this is formed from a passion for printed ephemera and a keen interest in different illustration practices. Much of my work centres on editorial projects as this allows the viewer to engage with articles through conceptual interpretations of written text, providing a strong basis for other disciplines.


Tell us a fun fact about you. I have an unhealthy obsession with stationary.

Top three clients you've worked with? Dr Martens, Hardy Group, Nine By Nine.


How did you get into illustration? After coming across an ‘Illustration Now’ (Taschen) book in my secondary school library.

What tools (digital or not!) do you use to create your work? Sketchbook, Adobe Photoshop, Wacom Tablet, Graph Paper, Layout Paper, Lightbox and a ton of traditional media to create different textures.

Who or what inspires you the most? Documentaries, photography, music and printmaking.


What's your favourite website for inspiration? Behance, this is often a place where practitioners elaborate on projects and show some of the processes behind there work.

What would your dream project be? Anything that involves researching new subjects (so everything basically).

How can fans keep up-to-date with your work? Instagram





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