graphic designer shigeo fukuda dies at 76
 
graphic designer shigeo fukuda dies at 76
jan 21, 2009

graphic designer shigeo fukuda dies at 76

the influential japanese graphic designer shigeo fukuda died of a stroke in tokyo on january 11, 2009, he was 76 years old. the designer was well-known for his anti-war and activist posters which featured iconic and simple graphics. he did very little client work and mainly concentrated on social and cultural concerns as well as exhibit design. many of his works used humour as key element and often played with visual tricks. fukuda was the first japanese designer inducted into the new york art directors club hall of fame and was invited by designer paul rand to exhibit at the IBM gallery in 1967.

‘I believe that in design, 30 percent dignity, 20 percent beauty and 50 percent absurdity are necessary’

learn more at the new york times

graphic designer shigeo fukuda dies at 76

graphic designer shigeo fukuda dies at 76

graphic designer shigeo fukuda dies at 76

graphic designer shigeo fukuda dies at 76

  • Yo recuerdo una cena que se realizó con algunas personas que organizaron la expo donde tuve el privilegio de hacer las veces de traductora
    Recuerdo que Shigeo Fukuda dijo:
    Marcelo Llosa no habla japones
    Yo no hablo español
    Hablo poco inglés y sin embargo nos comunicamos muy bien
    Usamos pocas palabras
    Yes, No, Very Good, Wine and More

    (Si, No, Muy Bueno, Vino , más)

    Un gran diseñador y un gran maestro

    Victoria Guerrero
  • Estoy desolado. Nos conocimos en Rio92 y al año siguiente organice una expo de 100 afiches en el Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Buenos Aires, dio siete conferncias magistrales en toda Argentina y fue nombrado profesor en honor al merito en la Universidad de BsAs. Luego hicimos algunos trabajos juntos. Gran diseñador, mejor artista, amigo incondicional y buena persona. El tiempo hara que se lo valore en gran dimension.

    marcelo llosa, argentina
  • i was shocked when i read this news, it’s sad…still remember he was active in the workshop at 2006…:(

    xinjian
  • in product design field, i think the current way design expression, only directly show the form beauty, will pass soon or later. the new ways of object design will marry to graphic and arts.
    the object designs on consciousness and imagination for users will dominate the new future.
    i just wish our related people could notice it , the sooner the better!

    real nature
  • this MASTER is one of my most appreciated designers.
    i think most of his works were inspired by natural phenomenons.

    ‘I believe that in design, 30 percent dignity, 20 percent beauty and 50 percent absurdity are necessary’

    i don’t think it’s right in functional product design field.

    real nature
  • i think i just got inspired! I’m salty that i never knew who this guy was b4 he died but i will be doing some research on him now.

    legrande_chicago

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