Posts Tagged With Japanese design

Hiroshima-Nagasaki 50

The 1995 screenprint on paper features a white background with a black “NO.” The n and o are distinctly different fonts, with the n taking side stage off to the lower left of the dominating o. The edges of the n resemble a sans serif font while the o has more qualities of a serif…

Mitsuo Katsui

Japanese graphic designer, Mitsuo Katsui, is exceptional to say the least. Widely unknown with little information to be found about him, Katsui carved paths in Japanese design and pushed the limits of what design means. The style in which this designer creates is profoundly unique and not only visually stimulating but also very meaningful with…

Ikko Tanaka Typography Posters

When talking about Ikko Tanaka’s work, it would be impossible to not recognize the significant portion of his design that was composed of and dedicated to typography. In an article written in 2016, the editor of the Association Typographique Internationale sought to give context to Tanaka’s type work, writing that, “Applying the Western definition, typography…

Ikko Tanaka Noh Posters

Tanaka’s first Noh-inspired poster was commissioned for Noh Play, The 8th Sankei Kanze Noh, 1961. It was created as a screen print at 40 11/16 x 28 3/4in. An original print currently resides in the collection of Cooper Hewitt. This poster is one of the few posters in this entire series that doesn’t feature a…