Ikko Tanaka

Hiroshima Appeals

28 ½ x 40 in. (72 x 102 cm)


Condition: There are three slight abrasions, of under an inch each, in the gray area above the image of bird.

Japanese designer 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.

Tanaka produced this poster for a poster series sponsored by the Hiroshima International Cultural Foundation. The Foundation invited prominent Japanese graphic designers to create posters addressing the theme of the bomb and world peace. Tanaka’s design features a beautiful white dove set against the menacing background of a mushroom cloud.

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