Poster_MADE IN JAPAN 2016
Mois du Graphisme 2016 - Èchirolles, France
MADE IN JAPAN
The MA Graphic Design course of the Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation (FAAP) has been standing out as the representative of Brazil in the poster category at the Mois du Graphisme held at Échirolles Graphic Center in Grenoble, France. The works of FAAP students participating in the exhibition - group called COLLECTIVE 20/20 - were developed in four workshops, under the guidance of Carlos Perrone. At each edition students of the course were invited to develop a graphic piece according to the proposed theme and selected with criteria of professionals of the area to be exhibited in the event. 

In 2016, MADE IN JAPAN was featured as a theme proposing a combination between the country's tradition and modernity. The goal is to offer designers a breakthrough in Japanese graphic design through a historical and contemporary look - through their typical characteristics such as architecture, food, cinema, manga, literature, haiku, fashion, handcrafts, tea and sumo.
Sixteen Wonderful Considerations of Prophets - Dancing by Kuniyoshi Utagawa (1797-1861)
I initially looked up references in Ukiyo-e paintings and Japanese calligraphy as part of my personal interest on their culture. In this vast graphic universe I came across the concept of ENSO, known as CIRCLE ZEN. It is believed that it represents an "expression of the moment" because none comes out the same as the other. It prints the personality of those who practice it and symbolizes enlightenment and effort.
First, I experimented with the circle form through sumi-ê painting as a daily practice. After two days, I felt the need  to expand the concept of tradition and modernity as one concept, which made me transpose the same technique of manual enso into digital photography. For that, I choose the light painting technique ( simple photography technique, where the long exposure registers the movement of a luminous origin,allowing the spatial composition of drawings with light brushes) as a possibility to drawing with light with the same freedom of movement as the brush painting. The choice for keeping the black and white colors was naturally maintained by the traditional influence of enso painting.

Light Painting daily exercices 
For the composition of the final poster (format 66 x 96cm) I got inspired by the grid in ukiyo-e paintings as the first references, which presents vertical texts (oriental mode), often framing the image. With the help of the Japanese illustrator Hiroe Sasaki I created the exhbition info on Kanji and Katakana handwritten letters.
Handwritten exhbition info on japanese 
Final Poster Art (A0 format) 
Still considering the participation on the Mois du Graphisme, I was inveted alongside Jessica Andrade, student also participating on the poster exhibition, to design the graphic production of the informative pieces for the exhibition MADE IN JAPAN. Held at the Museum of Brazilian Art (MAB) at FAAP from December 2016 to January 2017, all the posters developed by the students were exposed with the 10 selected ones. ​​​​​​​ 
Information poster design for the Exhibition MADE IN JAPAN
Museum Of Brazilian Art (MAB) - 2017 
Exhibition
http://www.faap.br/exposicoes/made-in-japan/
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