Ayao Yamana’s Graphic Design

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Tomingekijo Music Circle concert pamphlets from 1963

In a prolific career that spanned over 5 decades, Japanese designer Ayao Yamana left behind a rich body of work that few could duplicate. He is mainly known for his elegant and delicate illustrations of women which graced the packaging and printed advertisements for Shiseido cosmetics. These concert pamphlet covers for the Tomingekijo Music Circle represent a side of Yamana that is less familiar, but equally as impressive.

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Tomingekijo Music Circle concert pamphlet 1964

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Tomingekijo Music Circle concert pamphlet 1960

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Tomingekijo Music Circle concert pamphlets from 1956

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Tomingekijo Music Circle concert pamphlet 1963

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Tomingekijo Music Circle concert pamphlet 1963

The images seen above are from the now hard-to-find Ayao Yamana’s Graphic Design (Pie Books ©2004).

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Also available for your viewing pleasure: Japanese Graphic Design in The 1950s

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These are absolutely gorgeous. They have a beautiful infographic quality about them.

Such beautiful work! Very inspiring. :)

i wish i where that creative :( good looking!

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