Visions of space and the future from Japanese culture in the 70s and 80s. 

Kazuaki Iwasaki

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One of our favorite sites, 50watts’ has a running feature where they showcase Japanese sci fi art scans from their ever-growing collections of books and catalogs on Japanese illustration and design.

We love looking through old book illustrations, and the sci-fi genre always is chalk-full of the most surreal, colorful, and bizarre. This is a fantastic collection of obscure artists and their fantastic imaginations that you would otherwise never see! – Juxtapose

Sadao Sato

Sadao Sato, late 80s

Hisashi Saito

Hisashi Saito

Noriyoshi Orai

Noriyoshi Orai

Shusei Nagaoka

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Takuro Kamiya

Takuro Kamiya

Akira Yokoyama

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Natsuo Noma

Natsuo Noma

Yoji Kuri

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Yasuhiro Yomogida

Yasuhiro Yomogida-70s

Nayoyuki Kato

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Tadanori Yokoo

Tadanori Yokoo-70s

McDonalds Apocalypse, Artist Unknown

McDonalds Apocalypse

Kazumasa Nagai

Kazumasa Nagai

Visit 50 Watts for the full collection of Space Teriyaki