February 28, 2013

PIE BOOKS 2: Katsuji Wakisaka: Japanese Textile Designer

... the subtitle goes on: "Marimekko, SOUSOU, and 10,000 Postcards to His Wife".


PIE BOOKS again with Katsuji Wakisaka, another famous Japanese textile designer working for Marimekko (since 1968). In Japan he founded SOUSOU (in a team of three), an apparel brand based in Kyoto (there is an US online store.)


Many of the designs for his brand start as a sketch on a postcard (image above). Wakisaka has made more than 10,000 postcards until now and each one has been sent to his wife.