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  • Hiroshima Appeals 2017 poster

Hiroshima Appeals is a project run by JAGDA Hiroshima (the Japan Graphic Designers Association Hiroshima branch),
the Hiroshima Peace Creation Fund, and the Hiroshima International Cultural Foundation.
With the goal of promoting peace at home and abroad, graphic designers work voluntarily to produce
a poster that communicates “Hiroshima’s Spirit” more powerfully than words alone.

The first poster, entitled “Burning Butterflies”, was created by Yusaku Kamekura in 1983,
and a new poster was produced each year for eight years.
The posters were exhibited in a nationwide tour called the Peace Poster Exhibition.
Internationally, they were gained prominence through display
in the Atomic Bomb Exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland in 1985,
and the “Hiroshima: A Message for Peace among People” exhibition that toured Europe in 1997.
The annual poster initiative was reinstated in 2005 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II.
 
In 2017, designer Kenya Hara created the 20th poster, entitled “Hiroshima Appeals 2017 Mushroom Illustration.”
 
Details are given on the JAGDA Hiroshima website (Hiroshima Appeals).
 
The paper for the poster is VENT NOUVEAU V snow white 1091 x 788 mm S/G 175gsm.
The poster is included in the JAGDA Hiroshima Peace Poster Exhibition: “Pieces for Peace 2017”
and the KENYA HARA GRAPHIC DESIGN EXHIBITION.
They are also on general sale at 1,080 yen (tax incl.) each.
 
 
Related events
JAGDA Hiroshima Peace Poster Exhibition: Pieces for Peace 2017
Dates: July 26th, 2017 (Wed.)-August 4th (Fri.)
Open hours: 11:00-19:00
* Open until 17:00 on August 4th
Venue: The Former Bank of Japan, Hiroshima Branch  map
Organizers: Japan Graphic Designers Association Hiroshima branch, Hiroshima Peace Creation Fund, Hiroshima International Cultural Foundation 
Admission: Free
 
KENYA HARA GRAPHIC DESIGN EXHIBITION (includes Hiroshima Appeals 2017 Mushroom Illustration)
Dates: July 24th, 2017 (Mon.)-August 20th (Sun.)
Open hours: 10:30-19:30
* Open until 17:00 on August 20th
Venue: Oriental Design Gallery  map
Oriental Hotel Hiroshima (1F), Naka-ku Tanakamachi 6-10, Hiroshima, Japan
Admission: Free


See the JAGDA website for details of this year’s poster.

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