Guided Tour– Red Circle: Designing Japan in Contemporary Posters and New at UMMA: Paul Rand

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March 11th
2-3pm
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. Rand was celebrated for crafting the brand identities of such American corporate icons as ABC, IBM, UPS, and Westinghouse. This installation features the poster created as part of IBM's THINK promotional campaign.
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Add to Calendar 03/11/2018 America/Detroit Guided Tour– Red Circle: Designing Japan in Contemporary Posters and New at UMMA: 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. Rand was celebrated for crafting the brand identities of such American corporate icons as ABC, IBM, UPS, and Westinghouse. This installation features the poster created as part of IBM's THINK promotional campaign. 525 South State St. , Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 aBiAKdWFvzLJBiabzmaP28799 MM/DD/YYYY
Tickets:
Ticket Prices, Admission, Fees: FREE
Phone for tickets/more information: (734) 764-0395
Email for tickets/more information:
Website for tickets/more information: http://umma.umich.edu/events/4316/red-circle-designing-japan-contemporary-posters-and-focus-paul-rand
Parking Cost and Availability:
Parking is available in garages on Maynard and South Forest, with metered parking on adjacent streets. Free parking on weekends.
Accessibility Information:
All of UMMA’s public areas and galleries are wheelchair accessible.
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