Japanese Vintage Posters on Social and Political Issues

A fantastic selection of vintage Japanese posters presenting political, social and environmental messages. It is remarkable how we still design and spread exactly the same messages… after decades… One would wonder, if social design does provoke… Check out here 8 designers speaking about What is Social Design!
From another point of you though, thοse vinatge posters below are an amazing source of inspiration… Please Enjoy!

 

Sheltered Weaklings (Takashi Kono, 1953)

Sheltered Weaklings (Takashi Kono, 1953)

Remembering for the Future (Shigeo Fukuda, 1989)

Remembering for the Future (Shigeo Fukuda, 1989)

Posters by Shigeo Fukuda

Posters by Shigeo Fukuda2 Posters by Shigeo Fukuda
Victory (Shigeo Fukuda, 1989)
Victory (Shigeo Fukuda, 1989)2
Victory (Shigeo Fukuda, 1989)
Victory (Shigeo Fukuda, 1989)1

Human rights (Shigeo Fukuda, 1989)
Human rights (Shigeo Fukuda, 1989)< Environmental pollution (Shigeo Fukuda, 1973)
Environmental pollution (Shigeo Fukuda, 1973)4

Environmental pollution (Shigeo Fukuda, 1973)
Environmental pollution (Shigeo Fukuda, 1973)3
Environmental pollution (Shigeo Fukuda, 1973)
Environmental pollution (Shigeo Fukuda, 1973)2
Environmental pollution (Shigeo Fukuda, 1973)
Environmental pollution (Shigeo Fukuda, 1973)

Poster for exhibit in support of Vietnamese women and children (Makoto Wada, 1968)

Poster for exhibit in support of Vietnamese women and children (Makoto Wada, 1968)

Peace (Kazumasa Nagai, 1989)

Peace (Kazumasa Nagai, 1989)

Not what I had in mind (Tsunehisa Kimura, 1968)

Not what I had in mind (Tsunehisa Kimura, 1968)

No More War (Kazumasa Nagai, 1970)

No More War (Kazumasa Nagai, 1970)

Human Rights – Living Together (Kazumasa Nagai, 1989)

Human Rights - Living Together (Kazumasa Nagai, 1989)

Hiroshima Appeals (Yusaku Kamekura, 1983)

Hiroshima Appeals (Yusaku Kamekura, 1983)

Give Us Back Man (Tsunehisa Kimura, 1969)

Give Us Back Man (Tsunehisa Kimura, 1969)

Anti-war poster (Kenji Iwasaki, 1960s)

Anti-war poster (Kenji Iwasaki, 1960s)-

Anti-pollution poster (Kenji Ito, 1973)

Anti-pollution poster (Kenji Ito, 1973)

Against the introduction of nuclear weapons into Japan (Kinkichi Takahashi, 1960s)

Against the introduction of nuclear weapons into Japan (Kinkichi Takahashi, 1960s)
 
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Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (www.reggaepostercontest.com)

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