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The Takeo Takei Lab of Ornithology

01 Takeo Takei, 1974
Takeo Takei, 1974

02 Takeo Takei, 1967
Takeo Takei, 1967

03 Takeo Takei, 1968
Takeo Takei, 1968

04 Takeo Takei, 1969
Takeo Takei, 1969

05 Takeo Takei, 1970
Takeo Takei, 1970

06 Takeo Takei, 1973
Takeo Takei, 1973

Works by one of my favorite artists, Takeo Takei (1894-1982). These prints come from one of the jewels of my collection -- a handmade artist book that a friend found for me on a recent trip to Japan. It would be nice to own the original prints, but that is never going to happen.

If you want to buy all 139 handmade books by Takeo Takei and have $45,000 to spare, go here.

Click images to view enlarged.

This artist featured in previous posts:

--Takeo Takei - Children's Day in Japan, 1936
--Forty-five thousand dollar leftovers
--Oedipus at Hiroshima
--Early 20th century Japanese magazine covers
--Early 20th century Japanese book covers

Japanese design in previous posts:

--Give Us Back Man - Japanese Graphic Design
--Japan's First Illustrated Book
--Mad Men and Friends
--Yukihiko Tajima's Gion Matsuri
--Eraserhead vs. Protractorhead
--The Wonders of Life on Earth - Yokoo details

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