Sayori Wada – The Umbrella Movement – Hong Kong, 2014


Sayori Wada is a talented Tokyo based illustrator whose sketch style of illustration is bringing her worldwide attention. Her personal, just out of my journal, way of drawing feels very familiar and she has a knack of capturing the very essence of a person or situation. Whilst she visited Hong Kong at the end of last year the protests that had captivated the city and much of the news watching world were drawing to a close. After many strolls around the site together Sayori developed this illustration to show the madness and intensity of what was happening and how for a little while something quite extraordinary happened in the city.