Ikko Tanaka

Ikko Tanaka, Graphik Design aus Japan


23 x 33 in. (59 x 84 cm)

Offset, Condition: There is minor creasing at the edges and the upper right corner has a very small dog ear.

Ikko Tanaka (1930-2002) created a style of graphic design that merged simplified geometric forms with traditional Japanese content and aesthetics. His posters are widely regarded as masterpieces of 20th-century design.

In addition to his work in poster design, Tanaka frequently collaborated with fashion designer Issey Miyake on both clothing and advertising, and he served as art director for popular Japanese homewares brand Muji.

This poster advertises a 2001 exhibition of Tanaka’s work at the German Poster Museum in Essen. An earlier version of this poster was printed for the same show when it was on view at the Bauhaus Archiv in Berlin in 2000. 

Ikko Tanaka, Graphik Design aus Japan