The catalogue presents contemporary Japanese posters by more than twenty foremost designers. There are the works of young graphic artists, who entered the scene in the 1980s and 1990s as well as of the earlier “generation of masters”, aligned with the creative pursuits of the famed JAAC – Japan Advertising Artists Club. The distinctive aesthetics of Japanese graphic design has been admired over many decades, winning awards at prestigious international venues. The works of Japanese graphic designers are noted for their resourcefulness, powerful visual expression and extraordinary printing sophistication.
The catalogue was issued by the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague and the Die Neue Sammlung in Munich, in close collaboration with the leading Japanese printing company Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd., based in Tokyo, to accompany the travelling exhibition held in the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague 15. 3. 2007 – 6. 5. 2007.
publication concept: Florian Hufnagl, Helena Koenigsmarková
main text: Hiroshi Kashiwagi
translation: Rei Muroji, Tokyo (Jap./Engl.), Carol Carl, München (Engl./Ger.)
photo: DNP Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd., Tokyo
graphic design: Štěpán Malovec
copy editing: Azusa Ozawa, DNP Archives of Graphic Design, Tokyo, Corinna Rösner, Sabine Niesen, Die Neue Sammlung, Munich
number of pages: 131
binding: softback, 21,4 x 22,8 cm
colour reproduction: 131