Nick Alston - Illustrator in Tokyo

Nick Alston

I'm an illustrator in Tokyo, Japan

I speak English

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About me

I am British illustrator, recently relocated to Tokyo. I studied Illustration at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art (Dundee,UK), before undertaking an MA at Camberwell College of Art (London, UK).

I enjoy making fun, simple and playful illustrations. I have worked and collaborated with a variety of clients including Anorak Magazine, Belly Kids, Google City Experts, The V&A, Print Club London and TShirtStore.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you are interested in collaborating, or just want to say hi.

My Creations

  1. Kraftcyle mug

    10 April 2016

    A Kraftwerk inspired mug.

  2. 'Basquiat' riso print

    10 April 2016

    A Basquiat inspired risograph print.

  3. 2 months in Tokyo

    11 April 2016

    I’ve been living in Tokyo for two months now, so I decided to make an illustration about my first impressions. I might make this into a series, hopefully becoming a bit more nuanced, in terms of content, the longer I stay here.

  4. Tokyoiter

    13 June 2016

    My contribution to the excellent 'The Tokyoiter' blog, where illustrators and designers are asked to create a cover for a fictional magazine based around Tokyo. I was inspired to create my illustration from the first time that I saw a sumo wrestler. He was at my local station, waiting for... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  5. Cat street illustration for the June issue of Metropolis magazine.

  6. 'zine spread.

    12 October 2017

    Putting together a little zine at the moment. More to follow...

  7. Legal Shutter Tokyo

    27 October 2017

    Shutter painting, as part of Legal Shutter Tokyo, from earlier this year in Hirai.