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— There are few working artists who so readily embody the descriptors they’ve collected as Yusuke Hanai, an illustrator who is often attached to the concept of “surf art.” It’s not so much that Hanai has been inspired by retro-Americana surfing-counter culture (which he has), but that his work is affecting for its delicate, cynical touch; the distinctly defiant slacker-dom that accompanies counter culture, which has allowed him to attract an audience all over the world…

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