Remember the days of neon, floating sunglasses, squiggles, and flat art? Would you like to? Take a look at Yoko Honda’s gloriously 80s art, bringing to mind warm days of years past and retro beach establishments. The Japanese artist creates gorgeously vibrant depictions of the decade of excess, complete with pop culture icons and references, for extra authenticity. Real life summers seem to pale in comparison to these imaginary poolside scenes. And if you can’t get enough of this blast from the past? She’s released a book of her illustrations, the perfect fix for days when you feel so over the 21st century.
Words by L. Kimberly Leung