by Ariadna Zierold
For Japanese artist and illustrator Shusei Nagaoka, space travel, alien beings, the theory of the intertwining of both our world and others, and all the in-between has been something that he has focused on in his art. His style is reminiscent to what you would see more often from retro years; a mix of animation and realism, filled with detail yet not complex to the eye. It’s a style that has been revered by many during Nagaoka’s time, which landed him prominent gigs, many of which he’s now made famous for. It was during the ’80s and ’90s when Nagaoka’s skill was lent to grace the covers of some of that time periods greatest music bands.