Takenobu Igarashi

Noh, UCLA Asian Performing Arts Institute


28 ½ x 40 in. (72 x 102 cm)

Offset lithography

Condition: There is a very slight crease at the bottom left corner of the poster.

In 1981, the Asian Performing Arts Summer Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles, hosted a program of study and performances intended to introduce Americans to Japanese classical performance art. In conjunction with this program, the Institute produced a set of twelve commemorative posters, each by a leading Japanese graphic designer.

Takenobu Igarashi is known particularly for his work on axonometric alphabets (three-dimensionally drawn letters). For this poster about Noh, traditional Japanese musical theater, he has combined three-dimensional Roman letters, spelling Noh, with Japanese characters.

This poster is hand signed by the designer.

Noh, UCLA Asian Performing Arts Institute