Contemporary Japanese Posters

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This book brings together the very best of Japanese graphic poster design – a visual symphony that spans decades and cultural shifts. From the dazzling debut of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics to the delicate inception of the Issey Miyake logo, and even from the mesmerizing world of the Osaka Expo to the breathtaking official poster for the Pan-Pacific Design Congress, this collection is a testament to the evolution of Japanese graphic art. 

To truly understand the magic of Japanese contemporary posters, we must delve into their history. These vibrant and expressive works of art found their roots in the mid-'50s, a period of renaissance for Japan after the somber shadows of World War II. It was an era marked by resilience, innovation, and a longing for the new. International influences blended seamlessly with traditional Japanese themes and colors, creating a fresh and dynamic form of expression. In the intricate labyrinth of postwar creativity, graphic design emerges as a luminous thread that guides us through the nation's creative spirit and timeless aesthetic sensibility. 

As we fast forward over half a century, the world of graphic design in Japan has evolved and flourished. With the eagerly awaited 2021 Olympic Games on the horizon, this volume invites you to immerse yourself in the ever-evolving trends and aesthetic shifts that have shaped this vibrant art form. "Contemporary Japanese Posters" is a showcase of 85 brilliant graphic designers and a staggering 756 posters, making it the most comprehensive collection on the subject available in any language.

And for those of you who cherish the tactile beauty of books, you'll be delighted to know that this volume comes in a generous size, measuring 8.27 by 11.42 inches, and boasts a substantial 519 pages. It's a hardcover treasure that will grace your coffee table and spark conversations for years to come. 

8.27 x 11.42 inches

519 pages