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.
Grand Nagoya Festival poster by Kenkichi Sugimoto (1933)
"Poster for 1940 Grand International Exposition of Japan (canceled due to war)" (1938)
"Let's Drink", Higashi Shinbashi Minato-ku Tokyo, by Hiroyasu. N (2011)
Town logo for Omura, Nagasaki
Town logo for Kamagaya, Chiba