Eve Sneider is on the editorial staff of Wired magazine. She lives in New York and was raised in Japan. (July 2020)

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Days in the Life of Tetsuya Noda

Tetsuya Noda :Diary; Oct. 25th '73, 1973

Born in 1940, Tetsuya Noda, one of Japan’s foremost print artists, began keeping illustrated diaries as a young boy, drawing and writing about growing up in the small town of Uki, on Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan’s main islands. Spurred by a friend’s discovery that mimeograph machines, largely consigned to secretarial tasks, could be used to turn photographs into stencils for printmaking, Noda returned to his childhood practice of making art about his life.