Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Pre-war Japanese posters

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We've all seen posters from Germany, Russia and the U.S. from the pre-WWII era. What are less common are posters made by the Japanese during that same period. They were influenced by Western graphic design, but still had their own distinct style.

There are more samples after the jump, and many more at the Pink Tentacle posts: Japanese graphic design from the 1920s-30s, Japanese industrial expo posters (1920s-1940s), and Japanese proletarian posters (1930s).

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