Nagi Noda


1973- 2008

Nagi Noda was a creative Japanese artist, fashion designer and freelance art director. Noda was known for her eccentric, imaginative and sometimes bizarre style that oozed throughout her work.

Art videos and ads:

Nagi Noda created numerous ads , music ,fashion and art videos, that demonstrate with her visuals and techniques a non-conformity to the conventional video techniques.

These including:

  • A video in 2004 entitled ‘Mariko Takahashi’s Fitness Video for Being Appraised as an “Ex-Fat Girl”‘ commissioned by Panasonic for the 2004 Athens Olympics.

  • This coca-cola ad that displays Nagi Noda’s unique and quirky creativity even in this form of an ad.

  • 2004 Laforet, Animal


 Fashion and Hair:



Noda created a range of hair sculpture ( shown above) inspired by various aspects of nature mainly revolving around animals. As part of her evolution of the hair sculptures progressed she begun to create hairs in the same style made out of hair so that her sculptures could be more accessible to her audience.

Nagi Noda went on to create “Broken Label”, a fashion house that was a collaboration with the american artist Mark Ryden. The line included vibrant coloured dresses with Mark Ryden’s signature print style of Girls with big eyes.




Other Work:

Noda also was know for the creation of the ‘Hanpanda’ character , a half-panda half other animal calibration,  plush creature, that was popular with her following (Hanpanda shown in the photographs below).


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