When I was in Tokyo a couple of weeks ago, I was lucky to see the exhibition on one of Japan most admired graphic designer Ikko Tanaka (1930-2002) at the 21_21 Design Sight Museum (located in Tokyo Midtown).
The exhibition presents a selection of colourful drawings, paper collages, logos, packaging, bold postwar posters as well as some if his different projects with Issey Miyake and Muji. Ikko Tanaka created a style of graphic design that fused Western modernism principles and aesthetics with the Japanese tradition. As he used to say he was "totally committed to the aesthetics of design".
Ikko Tanaka, Graphic Master book.