Daniel Goffin’s Eyezon Ukiyo-e
Daniel Goffin has shared the illustration that he made for the 5th Anniversary celebration of Mark Nagata's Max Toy Company. That show will take place in Tokyo on April 2nd and 3rd at Design Festa Gallery, with it moving to San Francisco's Double Punch Gallery on April 23rd 2011.
The artists were asked to submit their own interpretations of the protagonists and antagonists of Mark’s fictional universe. Here's the reasoning behind Daniel's choice:
It was not long ago that I came across the website captainmaxx.com which shows various (fake) vintage cases of packing design, tin toys and photos about Captain Maxx – Mark’s own version of Japan’s most well known superhero: Ultraman. I liked the approach so much that I felt inspired to create my own attempt at turning Captain Maxx and his enemy Eyezon into a fake ukiyo-e print suggesting that the hero and his adversaries might actually be rooted in Japanese folklore, albeit relatively unknown.