Hisamitsu Noguchi “Cinema Graphics”

Yokosuka Museum of Art

poster for Hisamitsu Noguchi “Cinema Graphics”
[Image: "The 400 Blows" (1960) Movie Poster]

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After graduating from Tokyo Fine Arts School (present-day Tokyo University of the Arts) in 1933 Hisamitsu Noguchi (1909-1994) went to work for one of Japan’s largest film distribution companies creating Japan-market movie posters for European films. Noguchi became known for his hand-drawn movie titles that matched the theme or mood of the movie. Over the course of his 30-year career, Noguchi designed over 1000 posters becoming one of the most influential graphic designers of his time. He also worked as a jazz music critic, designing graphics and taking photos related to jazz. This exhibition, centered around Noguchi’s European film posters, showcases over 400 pieces including jazz record jackets, magazine covers, and documents related to Noguchi’s vast body of work.

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from February 09, 2019 to March 31, 2019

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