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Poster, Soul and Material Things, ICSID 1973, Kyoto

This is a Poster. It was printed by Toppan Printing Co. Ltd.. We acquired it in 1980. Its medium is offset lithograph on paper, lined. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Yusaku Kamekura blends the classicism of Japanese design with the modern influence of the West to produce a remarkable hybridization in his work. He uses the tenets of simplicity inherent in each discipline to produce work that is clean yet complex. Working in a monochromatic palette for this poster for the 1973 ICSID conference in Kyoto, Kamekura aligns the concentric rings of a sphere to create depth and three-dimensionality in a two-dimensional plane. The resulting image appears to be activated on the page, with the cube floating in the middle.

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Poster, Soul and Material Things, ICSID 1973, Kyoto; Printed by Toppan Printing Co. Ltd. ; Japan; offset lithograph on paper, lined; 1980-32-1237

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