Andrew Joyce - Illustrator in Tokyo

Andrew Joyce

I'm an illustrator in Tokyo, Japan

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About me

I'm an illustrator from the UK currently living in Tokyo. I specialize in cityscapes, hand drawn lettering and observational illustration.
I draw everything by hand (with a little help from the computer when it comes time for colour) and enjoy the little imperfections and character that drawing with pen and paper brings.

I'm also the co-founder of 'The Tokyoiter' ( a website that shows and promotes the work of illustrators from all over the world that are inspired by Tokyo.

My Creations

  1. Esquire US

    29 August 2015

    A map of the US promoting things to do and places to eat this summer

  2. The Independant

    29 August 2015

    A border illustration that accompanied an article about what to do with the alcohol you buy whilst on holiday

  3. LINE stickers

    29 August 2015

    A collection of hand drawn lettering for LINEs camera app

  4. A quick editorial header illustration for a guide to worldwide wine festivals in a recent issue of the Financial Times
    Even though editorial work usually requires an impossible turn around, I find it to be quite enjoyable as, in my experience, you get quite a bit of freedom in making... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  5. Ginza Metro poster

    4 November 2015

    The Ginza Metro line are currently promoting a competition to design their, soon to be, renovated stations. I was asked to draw a cityscape of the area for the poster
    They're up till mid-december so hopefully you'll see them around!

    It was a pretty painless project. I was given a... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  6. I was recently asked to draw a map of London for a new guide called, 'London Bridge Neighbourhood'
    It's a really nice little book contains info about retailers, cafes, galleries, people etc around the London Bridge area.

    I'm usually asked to draw maps that fill the page with buildings and... continue reading (0, 1 image)


    4 April 2016

    I created some illustrations for the new flag ship Fred Perry store in Harajuku
    The images were used for promotion of the opening night last month.

    The store is supposedly unique in Japan. Based on the classic London factory style, every brick was imported from the UK and laid in... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  8. A while ago, I was asked to draw a whole bunch of Japanese snacks for Japanese magazine, Ginza
    The task was to simply draw the snacks that they provided in a bright and colourful way. Being asked to draw object or packaging like this is always a nice little project.... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  9. +81 Cover

    12 October 2016
    +81 Cover

    A cover I drew for the 'Tokyo Community Space' issue of +81 magazine. They originally asked to use an old illustration (of the same cityscape) but it turned out super ...

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    19 October 2016

    Recently I've been drawing US city maps for Southwest airlines in-flight magazine. For me, one of the interesting parts of illustrating maps is researching a new place...

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  11. MEIJI 100 YEARS

    30 December 2016

    To celebrate their 100th anniversary, MEIJI asked me to draw a parade thats travelled the length of Japan and included all of their most iconic products and characters...

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    23 April 2017

    An on-going project of drawing 100 things in Japan with a Japanese brush pen.It's a nice excuse to work a different way than I do with client work and just get back to...

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    17 September 2018

    Various illustrations for Hassyadai Resort in Japan. The resort connects people looking to work, travel and have adventure all at the same time.

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    28 September 2018

    Illustration for the latest issue of AFAR Magazine. It accompanies an article written by Helen Rosner about a last minute trip to Tokyo and her exploration of the ‘Jap...

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