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4–7 September, 2019

Thursday, 5 September | | Innovation Hall

Talk | Presented in Japanese

Two Post-War Typographers and Modernism

This session introduces the audience to the work of two prominent post-war typographers and book designers in Japan: Etsushi Kiyohara and Helmut Schmid. Taro Yamamota carefully examines their unique interpretations, which were influenced by modernist styles imported from the West. He will also consider the historical conditions of typographic studies during the postwar era and beyond, and attempt to clarify an important aspect of twentieth-century modernism reflected in typographic works created in Japan.