Creative Characters S3 E13: Chasing dreams and making them real with muralist Kent Yoshimura.
Kent Yoshimura does a lot. And that’s kinda his thing. At a young age, Kent learned that pouring himself into something artistic meant he could glimpse at mastery and then find ways to play with whatever that skill might be. Throughout his life, Kent has illustrated for children’s books, recorded music for film and television, made a couple of documentaries, designed immersive experiences, built a thriving business, painted numerous beautiful murals, and so much more.
But what’s maybe most striking is this: through all the hard work, trial and error, and eventual success, Kent’s pursuit is in the joy of creating something with a community and for a community.
We’re excited for you to hear his story. Read more about this episode and our past guests at monotype.com/podcast
A mural for the only school in Shishmaref, AK - an island that sinks at a rate of 11sqft per year.
A page from the children’s book Master Davey and the Magic Tea House, designed for the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf.
Kent Yoshimura Guerrilla Installation In Los Angeles, CA.
Mural honoring Astronaut Ellison Onizuka in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. Photo by @jayakang.
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