1. Graphic Icons: Yusaku Kamekura

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    Over the past few decades, the work of Japanese designers has begun to make its way into the larger narrative representing the history of graphic design. Among these designers is Yusaku Kamekura. His influence can be seen not only in his works of design but also in his commitment to the promotion of design in Japan.

    Released in 2013, John Clifford features Yusaku Kamekura in his book Graphic Icons: Visionaries Who Shaped Modern Graphic Design. Included here is an excerpt from the book introducing the Japanese designer’s life and work.

    Some of Kamekura’s most well know design includes his colorful advertisements for Nikon and iconic posters for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. View more of Kamekura’s work on Gurafiku.

    Image credit: Graphic Icons: Visionaries Who Shaped Modern Graphic Design by John Clifford. Copyright © 2014. Used with permission of Pearson Education, Inc. and Peachpit Press.

  2. Japanese Poster: Nippon Kogaku. Yusaku Kamekura. 1954
  3. Japanese Poster: Tokyo 1964, Summer Olympics. Yusaku Kamekura. 1964
  4. Japanese Poster: Tokyo Olympics. Yusaku Kamekura. 1964. 
  5. Japanese Poster: Trade Fair. Yusaku Kamekura. 1986
  6. Japanese Poster: Electoral Management. Yusaku Kamekura. 1968
  7. Japanese Poster: Electoral Management. Yusaku Kamekura. 1965
  8. Japanese Magazine Cover: Design, Vol. 8. Yusaku Kamekura. 1960
  9. Japanese Magazine Cover: Design, Vol. 2. Yusaku Kamekura. 1960
  10. Japanese Magazine Cover: Design, Vol. 1. Yusaku Kamekura. 1960