Koichiro Takagi : New Letterpress Print “All I Wanna Do Is Just Be What I Wanna Be” Available Now!

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“All I Wanna Do Is Just Be What I Wanna Be” Exclusively Available Now

We are excited to announce that a new letterpress print by Tokyo based artist Koichiro Takagi, entitled “All I Wanna Do Is Just Be What I Wanna Be”, is now exclusively available on our site.

This piece is a new endeavour, because it is the first time we have collaborated to produce a piece using letterpress printing. We created this artwork with 4 pantone colours instead of using our usual screen printing process,

“All I Wanna Do Is Just Be What I Wanna Be” letterpress print comes in an edition of 50 and measures 300×300 mm. It is priced at ¥ 17,500 and comes with a COA. Signed and numbered by the artist.


Great Art × Best Print

Letterpress printing is regarded as one of the three greatest inventions of the Renaissance, the others being gunpowder and the compass.

The transition from the written copy to letterpress printing rapidly reduced the amount of time, energy and cost of printing and it dramatically increased the speed of knowledge and information sharing. Martin Luther was able to set off the wave of the Reformation in Germany because it enabled him to spread his thoughts to a large number of people in a short period of time.

The invention of letterpress printing had as great a social impact as the Internet has had today. Even indirectly, the letterpress changed the way people lived and the state of society at that time as more people became literate and were able to access more information than ever before. Koichiro Takagi’s current works are created using this printing technique invented some 580 years ago, that can be said to be one of the most pivotal in the history of mankind.


The Concept and Making of Your Radiant Light is Traversing Space and Time

When asked about his his new piece, this is what Koichiro had to say:

The Concept of the Art Piece
The concept of the work is like making an objection to the pressure to conform. Dogs, for example, do not blindly believe in authority, ideas, opinions, or customs, but rather live as who they are. I was trying to express this way of life.

The Making of the Art Piece
Since it was the first time for me to use letterpress printing, there were many things that I didn’t understand yet, such as how detailed an image could be made and how the colours could be layered. But as a result, I was able to create a simple, and high-impact image.


We released screen prints entitled “Your Radiant Light is Traversing Space and Time” created by Takagi last year and the special edition sold out in 3 days.

If you are interested in this new artwork, it is exclusively available on our site. We suggest you grab a copy as soon as possible to avoid disappointment as it is anticipated to sell quickly. These pieces are rare because this is Koichiro’s first foray into this new technique. Get your copy now!

We pack this print by securing it in thick flat cardboard sheets in order to get it to you safely. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free contact us HERE or DM us on Instagram. It is always a pleasure to hear from you and we will reply as soon as possible.

All I Wanna Do Is Just Be What I Wanna Be Available HERE



All I Wanna Do Is Just Be What I Wanna Be

Medium: 4 colour letterpress print
Size: 300 × 300 mm
Edition: 50
Signed and numbered
COA: Exist
Year of creation: 2023

¥ 17,500

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Koichiro Takagi
Koichiro Takagi is a Japanese artist, making artworks on the theme, “uncomfortableness”. He creates the bright colored mystic world by distorting and patchworking of the present and the past, the reality and the fantasy. Koichiro Takagi learned silk-screen printing in San Francisco then he moved to New York after graduation from school, and started his career as a painter. Enjoying quite different atmosphere from both the east and west coast of the U.S.A., he has been produced a lot of artworks. In mid 2005 he jumped back to his hometown, Tokyo. He joins many group exhibitions as well as holds some solo exhibitions. He is proficient in graphical design such as Illustration and stenciled spraypainting. Koichiro’s designs have been applied to Paul Smith, Beams and others. (Cited from Koichiro Takagi official site)

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