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June 24, 1998 – August 22, 1998
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY
Location: American Institute of Graphic Arts, 164 5th Ave. at 21st & 22nd
See 70 posters by post-WWII avant-garde artists that focus on theater as a vehicle for innovations in graphic design in Japan in the 1960s and 70s. At this time, artists began to deliberately mix elements of Western popular culture with Japanese traditions. Designers represented include Tadanori Yokoo and Hirano Koga. Organized by the Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign.