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Tokyo's vibrant street graphics combine ancient tradition, twentieth-century mass production, and a twenty-first-century urban vision that is uniquely Japanese. A colorful clash of imagery renders the familiar strange and the strange bizarre. Cartoon characters can signify the police or pornography. Fashion statements are derived from diverse sources--ancient Egypt or even a hospital operating room. Slot machines vend erotica; pets and cops are robots; tempting dishes of sushi turn out to be inedible plastic representations. Ridley Scott's futuristic film Blade Runner was inspired by Tokyo's neon nightscape, where a fashionable department store doubles as a giant digital TV screen featuring lifesize dinosaurs in Godzilla's hometown.

Barry Dawson's photographic vision of Tokyo forms a creative reference for students and designers, as well as an imaginative, offbeat pictorial guide for visitors and armchair travelers.

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All over the world the street has become a public art gallery of visual icons, each city with permanent collections and temporary exhibits. Barry Dawson's photographic vision of Tokyo forms a creative reference for students and practitioners of design and an offbeat pictorial guide for visitors.

Synopsis:

Street graphics have become the visual language of cities. Signs and symbols instruct, inform, portray concerns, and express aspirations. Culturally specific, they are also increasingly universal, always creative, and always fun.

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Barry Dawson's photographic vision of Tokyo forms a creative reference for students and designers, as well as an imaginative, offbeat pictorial guide for visitors and armchair travelers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780500283790
Author:
Dawson, Barry
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
History
Subject:
Graphic Arts
Subject:
History - Asian
Subject:
Graphic Arts - General
Subject:
Graphic arts - Japan - Tokyo - History -
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Copyright:
Series:
Street Graphics
Series Volume:
2194B
Publication Date:
20021117
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
150 color illustrations
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
9.1 x 8.7 x 0.4 in 1.03 lb

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"Synopsis" by , All over the world the street has become a public art gallery of visual icons, each city with permanent collections and temporary exhibits. Barry Dawson's photographic vision of Tokyo forms a creative reference for students and practitioners of design and an offbeat pictorial guide for visitors.
"Synopsis" by , Street graphics have become the visual language of cities. Signs and symbols instruct, inform, portray concerns, and express aspirations. Culturally specific, they are also increasingly universal, always creative, and always fun.
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