In addition to providing American creative professionals with source information on Japanese talentófull color images of their work, brief biographies, contact information, and listings of clients, awards received, and shows their work has appeared inóthe directory also serves as a window into the latest trends in the Japanese illustration world.
Among the artists featured are Takashi Akiyama, IMAITOONZ, Hiroshi Yoshii, Tsuyoshi Nagano, Ryohei Yamashita, and Reichel Miyao.
Japan Publicity, Inc., pioneered the development of JapaneseñEnglish bilingual telephone directories in the United States and is now the largest publisher of such directories. The company is located in Torrance, California.
'ART as 1 is an excellent resource of reference and inspiration ... a well-chosen sampling of exciting and up-and-coming artists from Japan.' -Erick Nakamura and Martin Wong, founders, Giant Robot magazine