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    Takashi Akiyama

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    Takashi Akiyama

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    Takashi Akiyama

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    Takashi Akiyama

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    Takashi Akiyama

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    Takashi Akiyama

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    Takashi Akiyama

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    Takashi Akiyama

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    Takashi Akiyama

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    Takashi Akiyama

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    Takashi Akiyama

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    Takashi Akiyama

Takashi Akiyama

Posted by Bryony Quinn,

A very important academic and graphic artist working today is Takashi Akiyama. A total master of poster design, his thoughts and teachings on visual communication are a touchstone for any aspiring illustrator who has an ounce of imagination for the importance and relevance of illustration today. Takashi practices what he describes so eloquently as the fact that “illustrations can be understood at a glance makes them capable of filling in the blind spot for all languages.” Here’s a selection from his latest update, a remarkably expressive set that sits at the top of a very large and very great body of work.

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Posted by Bryony Quinn

Bryony was It’s Nice That’s first ever intern and worked her way up to assistant online editor before moving on to pursue other interests in the summer of 2012.