Nick Alston's fun and playful illustrations inspired by Tokyo's charm

British illustrator Nick Alston gets more than his fair share of inspiration from living in Japan. You can see Tokyo's charming influence in many of his bright and colourful illustrations. It's the kind of thing you'd expect from being based in the world's largest and most exciting city.

Nick studied Illustration at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee before undertaking an MA at Camberwell College of Art in London. Describing his style as "fun and simplistic", has worked and collaborated with a variety of clients including Anorak Magazine, Belly Kids, Google City Experts, The V&A and Print Club London.

We especially love his recent series of Eye Spy illustrations and his cover for The Tokyoiter, which he says was inspired by the first time he saw a Sumo wrestler: "It was at my local station, where he was looking at his phone, waiting for a train."

All images courtesy of the artist


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