No, Usugrow is not one of those new, trendy sorts of schnapps, it’s the name of a bloody brilliant Japanese calligrapher and painter, skateboarder and punk rock enthusiast…
While developing his vision and technique, Usugrow worked designing promotional graphics for Japan’s punk and metal scenes. His unique, stylized combination of traditional Japanese artwork and punk iconography soon made him the visual identity of Tokyo’s underground.
As a conscious leader of his community, Usugrow has been using his fame to organize and promote a new Japanese art movement consisting of a tribe of highly talented artists with roots in the metal, punk, hip hop and tattoos, all of whom share his elegant aesthetics.
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His graphical stuff as well as the great calligraphically artworks look just amazing, for what reason my advice for you is to keep him in mind! I this kind of artist profile, Usugrow talks about his beginnings as an artist, the punk movement and its influences, his reoccurring skull motif and more…