Saturday, 8 March 2014

1930s Japanese posters for travel

I was alerted to these beautiful posters via Twitter yesterday morning. The Tweet linked to Gizmodo, a gadget blog (of all places!), rather than a design/art blog – design blogs really need to share these too!

“These beautiful posters were issued by Japanese rail agencies or tourism bureaus, and were created for domestic use only, to promote travel within Japan and its territories, to various national parks, hot spring resorts and other notable destinations. And damn, the graphic design. Following the sophisticated ukiyo-e way—the famous Japanese woodblock printmaking tradition–the graphics themselves are so perfect, I feel homesick for places I've never once been.” – Attila Nagy, Gizmodo

Also, 33 days!

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