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Nikke

Poster
ca. 1935 (printed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This is a poster for a Japanese clothing store. In the 1920s and 1930s a number of Japanese designers became interested in Western art and design. The series of posters for Nikke by Gihachiro Okuyama (1907-1981) in the 1930s reflect the impact of German Expressionism and Constructivism, as well as the Japanese wood-block tradition. These influences were combined to create innovative and dynamic compositions of abstract figures and lettering.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Colour linocut
Brief Description
Poster for Nikke clothing store by Gihachiro Okuyama; Japan, ca.1930
Physical Description
Poster advertising a menswear shop.
Dimensions
  • Height: 740mm
  • Width: 510mm
Credit line
Given by the Editor of Commercial Art and Industry. Reproduced courtesy of Yoshito Okuyama
Subject depicted
Summary
This is a poster for a Japanese clothing store. In the 1920s and 1930s a number of Japanese designers became interested in Western art and design. The series of posters for Nikke by Gihachiro Okuyama (1907-1981) in the 1930s reflect the impact of German Expressionism and Constructivism, as well as the Japanese wood-block tradition. These influences were combined to create innovative and dynamic compositions of abstract figures and lettering.
Collection
Accession Number
E.184-1935

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record createdFebruary 14, 2003
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