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Hiroshima Appeals 2019 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 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. TAKEO Co., Ltd. provides the poster paper.
 
For 2019, graphic designer Katsuhiko Shibuya created the 22nd poster, entitled “Hope.”
The designer’s profile and comments can be found at the following external website:
JAGDA Hiroshima website.
 
The paper for the poster is SHIN-KYOKUSHI white 1091 x 788 mm S/G 128 gsm.
It can be viewed at the Hiroshima Peace Poster Exhibition 2019 at the Former Bank of
Japan Hiroshima Branch.
 
More information about Hiroshima Appeals:
 
JAGDA Hiroshima (the Japan Graphic Designers Association Hiroshima branch)
(external website, mainly in Japanese)

■Related events
JAGDA Hiroshima Peace Poster Exhibition: Pieces for Peace 2019
Dates: July 24th, 2019 (Wed.)-July 31st (Wed.)
Open hours: 10:00-19:00
* Open until 17:00 on July 31st
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

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