Toshinori Mori Tabineko Illustration Calendar
Tabineko Illustration Calendar is Bronze Design Award winner in 2019 - 2020 Graphics, Illustration and Visual Communication Design Award Category.
Tabineko Illustration Calendar

This series of illustrations was drawn by a Japanese illustrator, Toshinori Mori, for a calendar. Cats traveling are drawn with gentle colors and simple touches against the background of the four seasons of Japan. Illustrations are drawn in Adobe Illustrator. Although it is a digital illustration, it is designed to give a natural feel by adding fine irregularities to the contours and adding a texture like paper scraps on the surface.

Tabineko Illustration Calendar
Toshinori Mori Tabineko
Toshinori Mori Illustration Calendar
Toshinori Mori design
Toshinori Mori design
Toshinori Mori

He is a freelance illustrator in Japan. He was born in Mitoyo City, Kagawa Prefecture and now live in Nagaoka City, Niigata Prefecture. He draws the "Tabineko" illustration series, which is modeled on the domestic cat "Guri" (10-year-old tabby cat) and an outside cat coming to the garden. The "Tabineko" illustration series depicts beautiful Japanese four seasons and a cat that travels, starting with the 12 pieces exhibited at the "Calendar Exhibition" in 2011, and has drawn 42 pieces to date. He sells calendars, postcards, art prints, etc. based on this illustration online at handmade marketplaces such as Etsy, pinkoi, minne, and Creema. Recently, a one-year-old cat called "Sabi" has joined the family.

Toshinori Mori

Freelance illustrator and designer living in Nagaoka, Japan. After studying graphic design at a design school in Tokyo, he worked for a toy design company (T.T. Brain). Mainly engaged in the design of infant toys. After that, he moved to a package design company (Hiro Planning) and engaged in cosmetic bottle design. After independence, he began to draw 3DCG illustrations by himself, and as an illustrator, wrote magazine covers. In 2011, she exhibited a calendar illustration of Tabinaneko at a group exhibition triggered by having a cat. Since then, he has handcrafted calendars, postcards, illustration sheets, and framed illustrations and sold them at his own online shop and solo exhibition. In 2018, mass-produced items will be sold at general stationery stores and other stores.