Gendai Shogyo Bijutsu Zenshu : The most influential graphic arts ‘blog’ of late-1920s Tokyo via recto verso
Translated means “The Complete Commercial Artist”, early curation from an illustrated 24 part series looking at visual culture:
Gendai Shogyo Bijutsu Zenshu(“The Complete Commercial Artist”), published from 1927 to 1930, is one of the foundational documents of modern graphic design in Japan. Known in English as the Ars series for the imprint which published it, Hamada Masuji’s magnum opus combines theory and history with thousands of examples of completed designs and design proposals arranged precisely by topic, from theatrical playbills in issue one, to product display windows in issues three and four, to billboards and product posters in issue six, and so on.
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