The obvious tip would be to send everyone to see the collection of François Pinault at Palazzo Grassi. But there’s a small and charming exhibition about to close at the gallery of the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa on Piazza San Marco: Graphic Design from Japan – 100 Posters 2001-2010.
Some of the most impressive works eluded my google image searches. Thankfully, Kazumasa Nagai’s “Life” series didn’t.
I couldn’t find anything about this cheerful “Hiroshima appeals 2010” by Keisuke Nagatomo (design), Seitaro Kuroda (illustration) and Shinzo Higurashi + Seitaro Kuroda (copy). So all you’ll get will be details from the original posters:
If the many billboards glued on and around Piazza San Marco haven’t exhausted your patience for advertising, then head to the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa. Graphic Design from Japan – 100 Posters 2001-2010 remains open until 20 October 2010.