"The Birth of Designers: Japanese Graphic in the 1950s" Exhibition

Printing Museum

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In the 1950s, Japan made a fast recovery from the wartime period and was at the beginning of a point of rapid economic growth. Design began to take part in this regrowth, especially in the trading and marketing fields. A new notion of design in terms of manufactured products, which was different from that of traditional crafted items, was in demand in order to support and grow economically.
This exhibition focuses on designs that emerged in the postwar 1950s. Designs used for posters, newspaper and magazine advertisements, brochures, wrapping paper, book covers, and various forms of packaging designs will be presented along with related materials from that period.

Symposium
June 8th (Sun) 14:30-16:00
"Culture and Design of the 50s"
Hiroshi Kashiwagi (Prof./ Musashino Art University)
Naoyuki Takashima (Prof./ Musashino Art University)
Hitoshi Mori (Design Historian)

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Schedule

From 2008-04-19 To 2008-07-06
Closed on Mondays (except May 5th), and May 7th.

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