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Remembering Design Legend, Shigeo Fukuda

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Remembering Design Legend, Shigeo Fukuda

Shigeo Fukuda / Fukuda San (1932 – 2009) 

    "...Traditionally, Japanese designers looked to the West for innovative solutions. This is no longer the case. The winds are shifting toward an easterly direction. Shigeo Fukuda, Japan's Houdini of Design, is a welcome part of the shifting breeze. His visual originality and deep dedication to worthwhile causes help keep the sun shining brightly over our ever changing, complex world." — excerpt from biography by The Art Directors Club (c. 1987)

Graphic Designer Shigeo Fukuda, passed away on January 11th, 2009 at the age of 76. He was a master of creating optical illusions, simplistic logos, and designing bold and engaging posters. In 1987 Fukuda was the first Japanese designer to be inducted in the Art Directors Club (ADC) Hall of Fame.

I first discovered Sigeo Fukuda's work in the book Book Design of Graphic Designers in Japan (a few quick spreads below):

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Hollis Duncan said on February 18, 2010

SUGOI! Simple, powerful and beautiful. I think Fukuda's "Victory" poster is my second favorite Peace poster after this one: http://tiny.cc/1Nn0J