Posted by Alex
Maybe it was my last post, or Scott’s recent travel adventures, but something has reinvigorated my desire to go back to Japan. I guess I’ve always wanted to go back, the feeling is just very acute right now. As Jon and Kjell mentioned in the Non-Format interview, Tokyo is a rather hard city to beat. Personally I can’t imagine a more inspiring place.
Anyway the poster above is by Yasuhiro Sawada and I’m sorry to say, I don’t know too much more about it. I’ve always loved it for the simple shapes and unusual layout. It also took me repeated viewings to see that there was a message in the shapes — felt pretty oblivious after that. The image comes from GD in Japan, where you can find many other excellent works like this.
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Rent says:October 29, 2009 at 12:09 am
seems like I enjoy almost every piece of Japanese graphic design I see now-a-days. this is no exception.
I hope to make a journey out to Japan sometime soon to stay with my friend who lives there at the moment. so I’m quite excited myself for the culture shock and adventure.
mikejonze says:October 29, 2009 at 5:29 am
i bet you’d enjoy this japan-themed mixtape i made last year:
For-W-Art says:October 29, 2009 at 8:40 am
Going over there has to be one of the best things I did in life.
Would be fantastic to see you picking up some inspiration on the spot.
Tokyo truley is amazing, much like the rest of Japan. But Tokyo just has to be the bright red cherry that pops the white cake.