R.I.P. Eiko Ishioka, Surreal Design Icon
I’ve just learned from Coilhouse that the iconic Eiko Ishioka, known for her dark, surreal and powerful costume and stage designs, passed away from pancreatic cancer on the 21st. Eiko’s work not only delved into the grotesque in the most excruciatingly arresting ways, but it is important to note that, in a male-dominated Japanese society, she was the first woman to be elected a member of the Tokyo Art Directors Club and achieved world renown equal to if not surpassing her male Japanese peers. Extremely prolific, her work can be seen on Broadway, album covers, in television commercials, in film and even in the Olympics. Read more about her on the Huffington Post.