Tadanori Yokoo is one of Japan's most most successful and internationally recognized graphic designers and artists. Born in 1936, Yokoo’s style was forged in the late 1960s when he became interested in the mysticism and psychedelia. His multi-layered commercial work was intensely autobiographical and attuned to 60s pop culture. In the late 1960s, Yokoo achieved international recognition for his work and was included in the 1968 "Word & Image" exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Four years later, MoMA mounted a solo exhibition of his graphic work organized by Mildred Constantine.