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Aug
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Japanese graphic design from the 1920s-30s

In the 1920s and 1930s, Japan embraced new forms of graphic design as waves of social change swept across the nation. This collection of 50 posters, magazine covers and advertisements offer a glimpse at some of the prevailing tendencies in a society transformed by the growth of modern industry and technology, the popularity of Western art and culture, and the emergence of leftist political thought.

Modernist Japanese poster --
“Buy Domestic!” poster, 1930 [+]

Modernist Japanese poster --
Cover of “Nippon” magazine issue #1, Oct 1934 [+]

Modernist Japanese magazine cover --
“Fuji Weekly” cover, Oct 1930 [+]

Modernist Japanese poster -- Modernist Japanese poster --
Poster for Japan’s first national census, 1920 [+] // “Health for body and country” poster, c. 1930 [+]

Modernist Japanese poster --
Grand Nagoya Festival poster by Kenkichi Sugimoto, 1933 [+]

Modernist Japanese poster --
Kyoto Grand Exposition to Commemorate the Showa Imperial Coronation, 1928 [+]

Modernist Japanese poster --
Poster design by Shujiro Shimomura, 1928 [+]

Modernist Japanese magazine cover --
“NAPF” (Nippona Artista Proleta Federacio) magazine cover, Feb 1931 [+]

Modernist Japanese magazine cover -- Modernist Japanese poster --
“NAPF” (Nippona Artista Proleta Federacio) magazine covers: Sep 1931 // Oct 1931

Modernist Japanese poster --
“May 1” movie poster by Hiromu Hara, 1928-1929 [+]

Modernist Japanese magazine cover -- Modernist Japanese magazine cover --
“Senki” magazine covers: Oct 1929 // Nov 1929

Modernist Japanese magazine cover -- Modernist Japanese poster --
“Senki” magazine covers: May 1930 // Jan 1930

Modernist Japanese art --
Cover of “Nippon” magazine issue #7, June 1936 [+]

Modernist Japanese art --
Magazine ad for “Seishun Zukai” movie, 1931 [+]

Modernist Japanese art -- Modernist Japanese art --
“Affiches” magazine issue #2, Aug 1927 [+] // “Affiches” magazine issue #3, Sep 1927 [+]

Modernist Japanese art --
“The Advertising World” magazine cover, Sep 1933 [+]

Modernist Japanese art -- Modernist Japanese art --
Book covers: “Modern Commercial Art,” 1928 [+] // “Kite” (Tako – 凧) by Takehisa Yumeji, 1926 [+]

Modernist Japanese design --
Poster for 1940 Grand International Exposition of Japan (canceled due to war), 1938 [+]

Modernist Japanese design --
Poster for the 1940 Olympic Games in Tokyo (canceled due to WWII), 1936 (by Hiromu Hara) [+]

Modernist Japanese design --
“The Advertising World” magazine cover, June 1926 [+]

Modernist Japanese graphic design --
“Reijin” sheet music cover, 1930 [+]

Modernist Japanese graphic design -- Modernist Japanese graphic design --
“Songs of Miss Nippon” sheet music cover, 1930 [+] // “Modern Tokyo” sheet music cover, 1929 [+]

Modernist Japanese magazine cover --
Cover of “Nippon” magazine issue #2, Jan 1935 [+]

Modernist Japanese poster --
Poster for Shimadzu mannequin exhibition, 1935 [+]

Modernist Japanese poster -- Modernist Japanese poster --
Designs by Kurazo Murota: Poster, 1928 // Catalog cover, 1927

Modernist Japanese poster --
Poster for Tokyo Construction Fair, 1935 [+]

Modernist Japanese magazine cover --
Cover of “Affiches” magazine issue #1, 1927 [+]

Modernist Japanese ad -- Modernist Japanese ad --
Magazine ads for movies: “Omohide Ooki Onna“, 1931 // “Wakaki Hi no Kangeki,” 1931

Modernist Japanese ad -- Modernist Japanese ad --
Magazine ads for movies: “Chuya Gyojoki,” 1931 // “Shukujo Club,” 1931

Modernist Japanese movie poster --
“Young Miss” (Ojo-san) movie poster, 1930 [+]

Modernist Japanese magazine cover --
“Fuji Weekly” cover, Aug 1930 [+]

Modernist Japanese poster -- Modernist Japanese poster --
Poster for “Volga” and “College Life,” 1930 [+] // Poster for “Kriemhild’s Revenge,” 1925 [+]

Modernist Japanese poster --
Nikke business clothing poster ad by Gihachiro Okayama, 1931 [+]

Modernist Japanese poster --
Nikke sports coat poster ad by Gihachiro Okayama, 1931 [+]

Modernist Japanese poster --
Nikke socks and knitwear poster ad by Gihachiro Okayama, 1932 [+]

Modernist Japanese poster --
Nikke socks and knitwear poster ad by Gihachiro Okayama, 1936 [+]

Modernist Japanese poster --
Nikke coat poster ad by Gihachiro Okayama, 1937 [+]

Modernist Japanese poster --
Nikke summer clothing poster ad by Gihachiro Okayama, 1937 [+]

Modernist Japanese poster --

Nikke socks and knitwear poster ad by Gihachiro Okayama, 1937 [+]

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