The culmination of in-depth study undertook in regards to post-war modernist Graphic Design with focus towards the design movements in Europe and Japan. Special attention was paid to the emphasis and reference to the unique native particularities of both design scenes. Europe and Japan are often not associated together when it comes to Modernism, especially not in any art history lectures I've been in so this was an eye-opening and fascinating project.
Japanese and European design influenced each other more than you may think. Japanese design in the 50's and 60's was also hugely more influential than you may think, at least more than I thought anyway.
The more visual poster elements are an application of a compilation of theory and sensibilities outlined through visual analysis of European and Japanese work, specifically posters. These sensibilities and characterists are then applied by recreating neutral pieces of design in a European and Japanese filter, allowing you to literally see, and most importantly, compare theory in action.