Leojamelli Illustrates Japanese Ladies Undertaking in Contemporary Activities

 - Nov 15, 2011
References: leojamelli.deviantart & blog.thaeger
Japanese culture and urban street culture collide in these black and white illustrations by Leojamelli. Depicting geishas participating in activities such as DJing, BMXing, BBoying, and messing around with roller skates, Leojamelli shatters the stereotypical notions surrounding these poised and reserved women while creating a series of images that are just straight up cool to look at.

Leojamelli is a UK-based artist who fuses street art aesthetics with digital artistry. Many of his works employ vector graphics, but never lose sight of his graffiti-inspired roots. In fact, the illustrations in his personal portfolio are all practically stencils, a tool commonly used by graffiti artists in the creation of wall art.

Leojamelli also seems to have a strong fascination with Japanese culture as images of sumo wrestlers also appear recurrent within his deviantART gallery.