Daikoku Design Institute’s poster design for Tokyo art school uses abstract faces in acid shades

Date
24 September 2015
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1 minute read

Tokyo-based agency Daikoku Design Institute has created a series of posters advertising Japan’s Musashino Art University. Simple, hand-drawn lines and shapes are layered amongst written type listing the schools and programmes available. The colour combinations are great as are the faces made up of single eyes and multiple mouths, bringing character to the abstract compositions.

It’s a great example of how to brighten up a campaign that can often slide unnecessarily into the corporate; and seems to be typical of the studio, which exudes playful, effective design whether it’s for a school, a water bottle or Okakyu Railway’s Romancecar service.

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Daikoku Design Institute: Musashino Art University

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Daikoku Design Institute: Musashino Art University

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Daikoku Design Institute: Musashino Art University

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Daikoku Design Institute: Musashino Art University

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Daikoku Design Institute: Musashino Art University

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Daikoku Design Institute: Musashino Art University

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Daikoku Design Institute: Musashino Art University

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Daikoku Design Institute: Musashino Art University

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Billie Muraben

Billie studied illustration at Camberwell College of Art before completing an MA in Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art. She joined It’s Nice That as a Freelance Editorial Assistant back in January 2015 and continues to work with us on a freelance basis.

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