INOUE TSUGUYA GRAPHIC WORKS 1981-2007（Book design）
I wanted to produce a book that was pregnant with primitive power, a book through which the hot winds of summer blew, but what emerged was much simpler, it had the feel of a summer picture diary from my past: “I got up, ate water melon and went to bed.” I am interested in letters and photographs and have attempted, through my work, to be faithful to the appetites of my eyes. But, like a brilliant chimera, I am disheartened to discover that I’ve been looking at a mirage. I feel something akin to what “bipedal hominids” must have felt having finally evolved far enough from the apes to be able to stand erect (thus gaining a modicum of freedom as they began walking towards the future). I am eternally grateful to Mr. Kaho Son of Little More Co., Ltd. for creating this auspicious and upbeat book that carries something of the memories of those early hominids.