Kaori Hamura Long Young Yogi Book Illustration
Young Yogi Book Illustration is Iron Design Award winner in 2020 - 2021 Print and Published Media Design Award Category.
Young Yogi Book Illustration

Kaori was inspired by Indian folk art characterized by vivid colors and naive composition. Through her illustrations, she tried to depict the story based on Patanjali's Yoga Sutra and show that people make their reality which all depends on their perceptions. So Kaori drew the dreamy and imaginary scenery based on the storyline. She remembers how things look and feel in her childhood, reality full of magic and colors. She expressed how the mind shapes reality so that kids can overcome their fear of mind monsters.

Young Yogi  Book Illustration
Kaori Hamura Long Young Yogi
Kaori Hamura Long Book Illustration
Kaori Hamura Long design
Kaori Hamura Long design
Kaori Hamura Long

Kaori Hamura Long is an artist, illustrator, and character designer based in Japan and the United States. No matter what media she uses, she creates with a passion and the mission for world peace and protecting the environment. Kaori has made a picture book app to teach children about equality and tolerance and several animations about protecting our environment. She also creates paintings to uplift our spirits and address awareness about caring for our earth. Since Kaori was little, the only thing she could do well was drawing. She comes from a family of artists, and she did not doubt that she could live on her art as well. Although it has not been an easy road for her and had many ups and downs, she has never given up her dream of making a living on her art. She has created animations for MTV Video Music Awards, Oxygen TV and created hundreds of characters for TV animation and feature films. She has done numerous magazine illustrations and worked in many different fields such as animation, product design, web design. Through these experiences, she could work in any style according to the clients' needs. But she has always created her artworks aside from commercial work. She is continuously working nights and weekends on her paintings, picture books, apps, and animation with the message of equality, world peace, and environmental protection while she supports her family. She comes from a multicultural background and has lived in different parts of the world, and her broad perspective can contribute to the world through her art with a positive message of love for all living things.

Atmosphere Press, Sonja Radvila

Atmosphere Press: Atmosphere Press is an independent, full-service publisher for books in genres ranging from nonfiction to fiction to poetry, with a special emphasis on being an author-friendly approach to the challenges of getting a book into the world. Sonja Radvila (Author and Yoga Teacher) Originally from Colorado, Sonja Radvila has been exploring life through the path of yoga since 1999, where she learned her first sun salutation while studying dance in Chennai, India. By 2004, she committed to daily practice in Ashtanga yoga and has been sharing the practice internationally for over 11 years. Inspired by the culmination of creativity, consciousness, ancient traditions, self-study, and a yearning to understand, this is her first book.