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Hiroshima Appeals – Burning Butterflies by Yusaku Kamekura

In 1983, Yusaku Kamekura completed a work for a project called “Hiroshima Appeals”, run by the Hiroshima International Cultural Foundation in partnership with the Japan Graphic Designers Association. Kamekura was the first artist to contribute to the 21 piece collection, with his work “Burning Butterflies”. The purpose of the project as explained by these two…

The Rising Sun and the Olympic Emblem- Yusaku Kamekura

Yusaku Kamekura’s works for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics are notably what launched the graphic designer into international fame, specifically his work “The Rising Sun and the Olympic Emblem”, which was made in 1961. Kamekura was commissioned by the Olympic committee to complete this project of posters to market the 1964 Olympics. Kamekura’s style is evident…

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…