INVISIBLE International Poster Triennial in Toyama: IPT

by WEIR inc.

This work was submitted to the World Poster Exhibition organized by the Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art in 2020, and was selected.
This is a trilogy on the theme of the Japan-U.S. Security Treaty, and one of my works was selected for the competition.
This is a work that addresses the current situation in Okinawa.
Under the terms of the treaty, American military bases are scattered here and there in Okinawa. For those who live there, the bases are taken for granted, and their existence is either visible or invisible, or invisible but visible. In the course of their daily lives, residents live in a state of inconvenience and danger that cannot be helped.
The relationship between the base and the local community is also complicated, and various problems have arisen.
Rather than shouting loudly against the base, I wanted us to feel together the discomfort of living in a land where a fence separates us from the other side.
If you look at the work from a distance, you can see the kanji characters clearly. If you get closer, they become vague. The way it is drawn raises the issue of Okinawa's problems with bases without the need for explanation.

Prize

Silver in Poster and Brochure Design 2022

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Lead Designer

Hideto Kawamura

Design Company

WEIR inc.

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Hideto Kawamura