You can learn all about Mr. Hozumi’s extensive career illustrating the elements of Ivy Style here.
In September Mr. Hozumi’s Illustrated Ivy will be released. From the publisher –
Since the 1960s, Kazuo Hozumi has documented the minutiae of Ivy League-style clothing. His cheerful characters are shown wearing button down shirts, buckle-back chinos, natural shoulder herringbone tweed jackets and the plethora of items that fall within this style.
Hozumi’s finely observed illustration work has gained a cult following for the unerring accuracy with which he depicts menswear and his deceptively simple style, with echoes of both Japanese Kokeshi dolls and American children’s author and illustrator Richard Scarry.
Illustrated Ivy is the first time Kazuo Hozumi’s Ivy illustrations have been available with his accompanying text in English.
I’ll have a review out in a few days. Stop by tomorrow to meet one of Ivy’s greats – Rhys Moore of St John.