Design

Hideya Kawakita's 70s Tokyo Subway Posters

November 18, 2014

During the mid-70s there was a series of posters in Tokyo that featured appropriations of iconic western icons and promoted proper subway etiquette. The posters ran from 1974 to 1982 and were the work of Hideya Kawakita, a graphic designer who had a huge imace on the image of Tokyo's subway.

The University Arts Museum at the Tokyo University of the Arts is honoring Hideya Kawakita with an exhibition of the designer’s 30-years of work. The exhibition is on display through November 26, 2014.

via spoon & tomago