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Guided Tour - Red Circle: Designing Japan in Contemporary Posters and In Focus: Paul Rand

When: Sun., April 8, 2-3 p.m. 2018
Phone: 734-764-0395
Price: Free
umma.umich.edu/events/4317/red-circle-designing-japan-contemporary-posters-and-focus-paul-rand
In the 1980s, Japan’s strong trade surplus and currency were causing friction and antagonism overseas. In response, three renowned Japanese artists took on the challenge of changing Japan’s global image through graphic design. Their eye-catching designs often incorporated familiar traditional symbols and motifs, notably the iconic red circle against a white background of Japan’s national flag, from which this exhibition gains it name, Red Circle: Designing Japan in Contemporary Posters. Paul Rand also crafted memorable graphic design in the second half of the twentieth century. This installation features the poster Rand created as part of IBM’s THINK promotional campaign.

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