Latest Posts from Malik Walker

Kamekura Tokyo Olympics 1964

Following a brief period of peace and rebuilding in Japan after their defeat in the 2nd world war, Tokyo was to host the next Olympic games in the capital of Tokyo. This was a symbolic gesture that would hopefully show the world that Japan was not only willing to put aside past differences and move…

Kamekura Osaka Expo ’70

The Osaka Expo was the first world’s fair that was being held in Osaka Japan that was intended to bring people in Japan and all over the world together for a celebration of peace and prosperity. Naturally, a man with similar design ideals was hired to begin working on a poster design for the event.…

Kamekura Hiroshima Appeals

Kamekura’s work for Hiroshima Appeals (1983) series of posters was a shocking and contemplative piece on the horrors of WWII. The poster series was created to symbolize an era of peace following the war. His personal take on the symbolism of the burning butterflies was a profound statement on “The beauty and grace of the…

Yusaku Kamekura

Yusaku Kamekura, born April 16, 1915, was a prominent designer of the post-war period. Kamekura sought to bring Japanese graphic design to the international scene with his unique blend of Bauhaus-influenced design mixed with traditional Japanese themes and aesthetics. His work would go to not only define Japan’s post-war, but also the general aesthetic as…

Sin City

Sin City (2005) is a neo-noir crime thriller created and directed by Frank Miller. The film is based heavily on the graphic novel, Sin City (1991), which was also illustrated by Miller and perfectly demonstrates his ability to create dynamic and intense layouts with dark comic art. The mood of the novel is captured so…