Joji Koyama

Plassein is a collection of short stories, told through a series of sequential drawings that intertwine to create unsettling, dissonant dreamscapes. The stories observe the forms and textures of the built world and trace their strange, melancholic entanglements.

Set out like a storyboard for a speculative film, with a single frame per page, the images accumulate into fleeting scenes and shifting narratives at once familiar and otherworldly.

“A wonderful, wordless visual ride..” —Creative Review

“ incredible breadth of drawing and narrative pacing..” —It’s Nice That

“Rich in geometries, shades and textures, the drawings of Plassein build fluidly a strange, melancholic, dreamlike narration.” —Mincho Magazine

Joji Koyama is a filmmaker, animator and graphic artist. His short films, animations and music videos have screened internationally, winning awards at the London Short Film Festival and British Animation Awards. In 2015 he published his first book of short visual stories, Plassein. This was followed by Elsewhere, an illustrated colouring book published by Penguin Books. His first feature length film Kuro, written and directed with Tujiko Noriko was released in 2017.

552 pages full colour offset
Softcover with dust jacket
13.5 × 18.5 cm
First edition 2015
ISBN 978-3-9817357-0-3

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