Title, Year

Kanze No Theatre (VIII) Performing Arts Poster, 1961

Designer

Ikko Tanaka (1930–2002)

Client

The Sankei Shimbun Co., Ltd., Japan

Size (h x w), Language

40.5 x 28.5", Japanese

1990 Reproduction by Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.

Master Japanese designer Ikko Tanaka is internationally renowned for his cultural posters. He produced posters for the Kanze School of the No Theatre for over 20 years during his career. This typographic poster consists of colored kanji characters against a jet black background, the bare essentials – classic yet modern, much like the No Theatre itself.  The right edge of the poster reads “8th Sankei Kanze No”.