Sketches for Music

A deluxe full color recreation of over 750 sketches and artworks created by the outstanding multi-talented artist.

Shintaro Sakamoto formed his band, Yura Yura Teikoku when he was a student studying graphic design at Tokyo’s Tama Art University. After graduating with a BFA, he has since gone on to create all the artwork for the band and for his own solo works, including flyers, album jackets, merchandise, and music video animations. At the same time, he has actively produced artworks for other musicians and various media outlets over the past 30 years, building a career as a visual artist alongside his work as a musician. A collection of his work Shintaro Sakamoto Artworks 1994-2006 was published in 2006.

This new collection brings together work created by Sakamoto between the years of 1993 and 2018. Sakamoto uses drawing materials such as pencil, pen, acrylic, and spray paint. Although materials and techniques used vary, all of the 750 pieces, except for canvas paintings, were created on A4 (210 x 297 mm) copy paper because they were intended to be scanned, colored, edited, and reconstructed on a computer. For this collection, we photographed these works in their original form, and laid them out chronologically in their actual size without editing or retouching. In this volume are the primordial origins of the final visual works that made their way into the world as record jackets and much more.


Title: Sketches for Music

Author: Shintaro Sakamoto


Format: soft cover / All Color

736 pages / Size: 315mm x 225mm

Item Weight: 1.8KG

isbn: 978-4-903090-49-8

Price: 5500 yen

Publisher: Presspop Inc.

Release date: October, 2018

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2018.9.20 | zelone records