Posters for Japan

A collection of posters about the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake.
Source: Yossi Lemel - "Fukushima Mon Amour". Like a rising sun above the water, yet damaged by it, it bleeds and dissolves like a pill. "My Beloved Fukushima" is written above, expressing sorrow and shock when coupled with the image below.

Source: Yossi Lemel - "Fukushima Mon Amour". Like a rising sun above the water, yet damaged by it, it bleeds and dissolves like a pill. "My Beloved Fukushima" is written above, expressing sorrow and shock when coupled with the image below.

Source: Project Senbazuru by Jessica Moon. Several well-known Japanese symbols are represented: the red sun, the paper cranes, and the wave, which could either be from Hokusai's "The Great Wave off Kanagawa" or the tsunami. The cranes are symbol of hope, and thereby the tsunami, though a destructive force, is redeemed and transformed, or rebuffed by the thousand cranes ("senbazuru") as it crashes against the red sun.

Source: Project Senbazuru by Jessica Moon. Several well-known Japanese symbols are represented: the red sun, the paper cranes, and the wave, which could either be from Hokusai's "The Great Wave off Kanagawa" or the tsunami. The cranes are symbol of hope, and thereby the tsunami, though a destructive force, is redeemed and transformed, or rebuffed by the thousand cranes ("senbazuru") as it crashes against the red sun.

Source: Steven Jodistiro - "Donate". The run sun symbol here is used to solicit donations and funds for the rebuilding of Japan, very cleverly keeping in theme and getting the message across.

Source: Steven Jodistiro - "Donate". The run sun symbol here is used to solicit donations and funds for the rebuilding of Japan, very cleverly keeping in theme and getting the message across.

Source: Steve Schiavello - "Help Restore Japan". Another more explicitly violent piece, the blood splatter being more prominent, even though the texture of the red sun is more like crumpled paper or cloth. More visceral and provokes stronger emotions.

Source: Steve Schiavello - "Help Restore Japan". Another more explicitly violent piece, the blood splatter being more prominent, even though the texture of the red sun is more like crumpled paper or cloth. More visceral and provokes stronger emotions.

Source: Renan Valadares - "127.560.000 > 8,9". Alluding to the earthquake, the red sun is blurred as if shaken, with the words below reinforcing this theme, being a measurement of the the force of the earhquake.

Source: Renan Valadares - "127.560.000 > 8,9". Alluding to the earthquake, the red sun is blurred as if shaken, with the words below reinforcing this theme, being a measurement of the the force of the earhquake.

Source: Paul Vickers - "Love Japan, Help Japan". The love heart symbol cleverly becomes a typographic style, spelling out "Japan" and creates a hopeful, charitable mood.

Source: Paul Vickers - "Love Japan, Help Japan". The love heart symbol cleverly becomes a typographic style, spelling out "Japan" and creates a hopeful, charitable mood.

Source: Timur York - "Support Japan". The symbol becomes a love heart, another simple but effective idea. It is interesting that two generations ago, the red sun symbol inspired very different emotions and ideas.

Source: Timur York - "Support Japan". The symbol becomes a love heart, another simple but effective idea. It is interesting that two generations ago, the red sun symbol inspired very different emotions and ideas.

Source: Daniel Freytag - "JAPAN 14.46 11.03 2011". A very clever, almost infographic-like depiction of the force of the earthquake, with the epicentre look like the red sun symbol. The message is simply, in itself, data, stating the facts (date and time), yet its banality and objectiveness seems to provoke strong emotional response due to the significance of those data.

Source: Daniel Freytag - "JAPAN 14.46 11.03 2011". A very clever, almost infographic-like depiction of the force of the earthquake, with the epicentre look like the red sun symbol. The message is simply, in itself, data, stating the facts (date and time), yet its banality and objectiveness seems to provoke strong emotional response due to the significance of those data.

Becoming a Richter scale graphic, it alludes to the earthquake, and it forms the outline of the red sun symbol.

Tears for Japan

Becoming a Richter scale graphic, it alludes to the earthquake, and it forms the outline of the red sun symbol.

Source: Tears for Japan, Trendland website. Red is the common colour theme in many of these posters, most recognisable for Japan, here transformed into a symbol for aid and charity. It is also blood-like, further reinforcing the human tragedy and sense of injury.

Tears for Japan

Source: Tears for Japan, Trendland website. Red is the common colour theme in many of these posters, most recognisable for Japan, here transformed into a symbol for aid and charity. It is also blood-like, further reinforcing the human tragedy and sense of injury.

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