Happy Occasion Postcard Collection. Tadanori Yokoo.
Happy Occasion Postcard Collection
Happy Occasion Postcard Collection
Happy Occasion Postcard Collection
Happy Occasion Postcard Collection

Happy Occasion Postcard Collection

Tokyo: Heibonsha Limited, Publishers, 1998. 1st Edition. 26 color-printed postcards, original illustrated stiff card chemise.

Postcard set published in conjunction with an exhibition of posters by Japanese graphic designer Tadanori Yokoo at the Okanoyama Art Museum in Nishiwaki City. Yokoo, one of Japan's best-known graphic designers outside of Japan, was influenced by a melange of western and Japanese sources, including the work of New York's Push Pin Studios designers Milton Glaser and Seymour Chwast, the films of Akira Kurosawa, and the novelist Yukio Mishima, with perhaps the international pop movement and psychedelia of the 1960s most profoundly infusing his singularly vivid and outrageous style. "Tadanori Yokoo's works reveal all of the unbearable things which we Japanese have inside ourselves and they make people angry and frightened. He makes explosions with the frightening resemblance which lies between the vulgarity of billboards advertising variety shows during festivals at the shrine devoted to the war dead and the red containers of Coca Cola in American Pop Art, things which are in us but which we do not want to see" (Yukio Mishima). This collection of twenty-six postcards reproduce Yokoo's posters from the late 80s and 90s for exhibitions of work by his contemporaries, including David LaChapelle and Shiro Kuramata, fashion and luxury brands such as Chrome Hearts and Shiseido, along with theater performances, trade shows, festivals, department stores, and more. (Twenty-four postcards illustrated, plus two text postcards.) Illustrated in full-color. Text in Japanese. Embossed library stamp of American artist and former art director of New York Times op-ed page Steven Guarnaccia to upper panel of chemise. Cards slightly bowed, else fine. Item #5357

$250.00

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