Monday, November 8, 2010

Made In Japan

This is a very cool cover from IDEA, a Japanese graphics magazine. It was designed by Tadanori Yokoo, since this issue of the magazine, No. 342, featured his Selected Works: 1960-1970. Yokoo (Japan, 1936), is a graphic designer, illustrator and artist. And his style, seems to me, is a really nice mix of influences such as Katsushika Hokusai (Famous Japanese Wave anyone??..) -he is Japanese after all- and sixties psychedelic illustrations (Seymour Chwast in specific, for example). Well at least Yokoo's earlier work...

I think getting a book of him could be a great addition to any design book collection... Hmm. (Already on it...!)

Here are some posters by him:
Pretty cool stuff right?! 
So thanks IDEA mag for introducing me to Yokoo!


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