Japanese graphic design from the 1920s-30s

Some of these are so lovely. I saw one that was NSFW territory … just so you are aware :wink:

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Thanks for sharing.

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You are very welcome :slight_smile:

It’s cool, but I got to be honest, I was expecting more minimalism based on the title. :slight_smile:

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‘. . . is that the handle of your Katana or are you just pleased to see me ? . . .’

Seriously, though - very cool stuff :+1:

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A big part of my studies was of (and still is to a certain extent) the time periods of when Japan started to come into it’s own. I’m no scholar on the subject but to me it began somewhere around Murimuchi - Momoyama periods.

Of those periods among many influencers were Sotatsu and Koetsu. These guys were killing it on most any substance from paper to fabrics to ceramics …and their stuff still seems fresh today.

https://www.google.ca/search?q=Sotatsu+and+koetsu&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi7rKvkno3bAhVLnlkKHQGPD04Q_AUICigB&biw=1440&bih=786

Some of the above examples from the 1920’s - 30’s, to me, still reference those print aesthetics.

Good to see!

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