Sunday, March 28, 2010
KYOJIN NO HOSHI
In 1970, Tadanori Yokoo designed a series of covers for the popular boys' manga weekly, Shonen Magazine. "I thought I'd be able to complete the designs with a minimum of modification, like using a movie poster or a page from a book of drawings as is, and just release the power (the designs) already possesed."
In 1999, Yokoo returned to these themes in his cover design for an issue of the pop culture magazine, Brutus. "For Brutus, I tried making only slight changes in the color of the photograph (I used), adding in some caligraphy. It turned out to portray Miminashi Hoichi's sutra, and so evoked a Buddhist atmosphere. The baseball stars (Shigeo NAGASHIMA and Sadaharu OH of the Yomiuri Giants) make absolutely opposite impressions."
From the book RECENT WORKS OF POSTER ART BY TADANORI YOKOO. Pub: Jitsugyo No Nihon Sha, ltd (2000) isbn#4-408-10390-X