Posts tagged "poster" | Gurafiku: Japanese Graphic Design
Posts tagged "poster" | The Gurafiku archive of Japanese graphic design is a collection of visual research surveying the history of graphic design in Japan.
Posthumously introducing the undisputed king of Japanese Graphic design, Shigeo Fukuda
Long before Noma Bar cut out his first silhouette, Japanese designer Shigeo Fukuda was creating startlingly bare poster designs of logo-like simplicity, often bitingly satirical in their content and always expertly composed. Like Escher before him, Fukuda's work experiments boldly with perspective, negative space and the visual and geometric interplay between elements on the page, often disorientating the viewer with its constructed depth and irregular visual planes. Unlike Escher however…
YOSHIO HAYAKAWA (1917-2009) [CARON CUTTING SCHOOL] Hayakawa was a pioneer of Japanese graphic design, who co-founded the Japan Advertising Artists Club with Kamekura in 1951 and was the first Japanese member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale. He opened his own studio in 1954, inventing a strange visual mixture of Japanese tradition with his own personal approach to depicting women. There was a large retrospective of his work at the Osaka Museum in 2011.
Japanese Poster: Tokyo Yamaha Hall. Ikko Tanaka. 1957 | Gurafiku: Japanese Graphic Design
Japanese Poster: Tokyo Yamaha Hall. Ikko Tanaka. 1957 | The Gurafiku archive of Japanese graphic design is a collection of visual research surveying the history of graphic design in Japan.