Michael Rowley

Michael Rowley is the author of Kanji Pictographics, Kana Pictographix, and Michael Rowley's KanjiPictoGraphix Dragon Pack. He runs Papernapkin.com, a creative studio for design, illustration, and photography. He is a best-selling author of visual books for understanding complex subjects about chemistry, Japanese, and geography. His latest project is the iPhone app Kanji PictoCards for the iTunes store.


  • "Rowley has created a visual vocabulary that is striking and memorable."
    Wired Magazine
  • "Kanji Pict-O-Graphix is a novelty most Japanese learners will want to have on their shelves."
    V10 Japan