The Illustrations of James Jean
James Jean is a Taiwanese-American artist, specializing in illustration. Jean was educated at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and has illustrated pieces for DC Comics, Prada and Playboy. I recently stumbled upon Jean’s work on the blog Creative Exchange where I had the pleasure of seeing his work for the first time. I’ve never been a particular fan of Asian style illustration, and since my sister is completely obsessed with Manga and Anime, I’ve experienced my fair share, but there is something about Jame’s Jean’s work that transcends illustration. It is artful, curious, colorful and just a little bit dark. Since his Prada campaign, I hope to see more of his fantastical and surreal illustrations used in the fashion world.