Designer Okuyama Taiki encourages you to “play freely” with his experimental posters
- Rebecca Fulleylove
- 26 October 2016
Tokyo-based graphic designer Okuyama Taiki has created these unusual, minimalist posters that experiment with shape, colour and typography. The creations are catalogued on his blog, Noichigo Source, where the designer makes all the posters available for people to download in .psd or .ai format for people to “play freely”.
This pick’n’mix attitude is mimicked in Okuyama’s work with his sporadic use of abstract icons with the odd flash of type that come together to make odd graphic illustrations. Using squishy characters, cartoon-like symbols and familiar images like mountains, it’s a pure mish mash of the designer’s imagination. In recent months, Okuyama has shifted towards making his posters into gifs which pile even more madness onto the canvas.
About the Author
Rebecca Fulleylove is a freelance writer and editor specialising in art, design and culture. She is also senior writer at Creative Review, having previously worked at Elephant, Google Arts & Culture, and It’s Nice That.