Hiroshi Yoshida

Two paintings from Hiroshi Yoshida. More in the hanga gallery website and if you’re interested in Japanese art, check out Gurafiku.


Hirosaki Castle. Hiroshi Yoshida. 1935



Golden Pavilion. Hiroshi Yoshida. 1933



Graphic Design Posters to help aid Japan

I guess we were all shocked because of the earthquake last week. I spent many hours worrying about relatives that live in places where the tsunami was possibly headed after the disaster in north-east Japan.

Here are some posters that were released after the earthquake to raise awareness or funds to help the people in their time of need.

Help Japan poster by James White (profits donated to help relief efforts in Japan. While the poster is currently sold out, James White is planning to release a second batch.)


Graphic designer Max Erdenberger of Wieden + Kennedy has designed this screen-printed poster to raise money for disaster relief following the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan at the end of last week. Purchase this poster here.

Fukushima Mon Amour designed by Yossi Lemel.


Daniel Freytag and Editions of 100 are offering this poster in memorial of the Japan earthquake and tsunami. “We will donate 100% of all proceeds to the British Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal. For more information visit the British Red Cross website.


Help Japan poster designed by H-57 studio.


Lend a Hand to Japan poster designed by Ryan Hageman.


Just my Type

Simon Garfield‘s lovely book, “Just my Type” tells the history of typography like a storybook, is quite accurate, includes much fun trivia and even has info about stuff like why comic sans became so popular. Made me stop disliking comic sans : )

I really do highly recommend reading this book even if you know everything in it. It’s a fun and very good read and the book design will make you proud to display on your shelf.


Here is a design by TO-GENKYO, a label which shows how fresh meat is inside its packaging. It’s still in development and isn’t in market, but I really would love to see it on shelves in a few years. Moreover, the label changes color so that the barcode couldn’t be read due to the pattern change when the meat isn’t fresh anymore, so that the customer wouldn’t unknowingly buy rotten meat. Found on bigumigu.