Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Noriyoshi Ohrai

Noriyoshi Ohrai (1935-) is perhaps best known for his copious amount of illustration work for the Star Wars and Godzilla franchises in Japan, but he has produced an incredible range of illustration and painting throughout his career that is less well known. Many of the pieces below adorned the covers of Japanese edition Sci-Fi and Horror novels. I wish I knew which ones in all cases but there is an awesome edition of Alfred Bester's classic Tiger! Tiger! (The Stars my Destination) that Ohrai created the cover art for below that I'd love to get my hands on.