Lines and Colors art blog

Matthew Meyer
Matthew Meyer grew up in New Jersey, just outside of Philadelphia, and studied illustration at the Ringling College of Art in Florida.

After traveling to Japan on a study abroad program, he was so inspired by Japanese art and culture that he moved there in 2007.

Meyer has been using digital art to create images inspired by Japanese culture, though with his own unique point of view.

As a long time resident of the Philadelphia area, I particularly enjoy his series of 100 Famous Views of Philadelphia (images above, top three), a reference to Hiroshige’s One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, with Philadelphia landmarks portrayed in the style of Japanese woodblock prints.

Meyer also has a series of his interpretation of Yokai, monsters from Japanese folklore, that he ran on his blog as “A Yokai A Day” (above, bottom three).

You can find prints of his work in his Etsy shop.

Meyer also has a printed collection of Yokai, The Night Parade of One Hundred Demons: a Field Guide to Japanese Yokai (Amazon link).