I was first introduced to the art deco period reading F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, in high school. As I think is common with many American schools, my high school mostly focused on the European movement and its influence in the States lacking discussion of these movements in other countries. Today, one of my hobbies is still related to the exploration of art deco influenced works. You can imagine my giddiness when Bloggokin shared art deco influenced graphics from Japan!
In the 1920’s and 30’s, Japan embraced this form of graphic design as a form of social change. These graphics were utilized in all print media confirming a change in politics and society as well as affirming change through industrial development and technology. Famous Japanese graphic designers from this time period include Kenkichi Sugimoto, Hiromu Hara, Gihachiro Okayama, and Shujiro Shimomura as their works are admired for a clean aesthetic.
I hope you enjoy these graphics as much as I did!