I t Ikko Tanaka y k ~7) u-y^71J P In Nara, Kyoto and Osaka, where Tanaka spent roughly the first 2 5 years of his life, the atmosphere is still pervaded with the Japanese cultural heritage. When he moved to Tokyo, he developed an enthusiasm for modern jazz. It is thus hardly surprising that, while many of his posters and editorial illustrations feature the traditional no plays or bunrakuhe has also been highly successful in fusing typically Japanese elements with contemporary design. A Japanese architect has pointed out that such opposites as innocence and coquetry, serenity and liveliness, are effectively blended in Tanaka's work. The same critic finds a contrast betw'hte elegant abstraction resulting from a prot'is 01 simplification and a rather tough vitaliftffld earthiness in presentation. He goes on tasK 'How can Tanaka manage to reconcilesink seemingly contradictory factors in his jsign process? Probably these contrasting qt'it. are part of his own personality and way ffife so that the question of how to control tl'r ir his design does not even present itself.' The simplicity that lies at the root iija- panese art in past centuries, as Tanaka hftstii has pointed out, is the product of a philopht [Deutscher Text: Seite 464] [Texte francais: page 464] 1) Trade mark for the paper company Ookura Hakushin. 2)-4) One complete cover and two front covers from a paper back series of novels. Full colour. 5) Poster for a bunraku puppet performance in Kobe. 6) Poster for the Morita Ballet. 7) Poster for the Winter Olympics in Sapporo, 1972. 8) Poster for a boutique. Lettering in bright colours. 1) Markenzeichen des Papierfabrikanten Ookura Haku:'1. 2)-4) Kompletter Umschlag und zwei vordere Umsch&eirci einer Roman-Taschenbuchreihe. Mehrfarbig. 5) Plakat fiir eine 5##ra>è/*-PuppentheateraufFührung i /óofot 6) Plakat für das Morita-Ballett. 7) Plakat für die Olympischen Winterspiele in Sappoiltoqi 8) Plakat für eine Boutique. Schrift in leuchtenden FaFfcl 1 Ikko Tanaka was born in Nara in 1930, studied in Kioto and worked for Kanegafuchi Spinning Co. and Sankei Shimbun before joining the Nippon Design Center in i960. He opened his own studio in Tokyo in 1963. Winner of many medals from the Tokyo ADC, the International Poster Biennale and other bodies, he designed a government pavilion at Expo '70 and has had one-man shows in Osaka and Holland. Editor Ikko Tanaka, 1930 in Nara geboren, studierte in Kyoto und arbeitete dann für Kanegafuchi und für Sankei Shimbun, bevor er i960 dem Nippon Design Center beitrat. Seit 1963 eigenes Studio. Er gewann zahlreiche Medaillen, unter anderem vom ADC Tokio und der Internationalen Plakatbiennale. Entwarf ein Gebaude für Japan an der Expo '70. Eigene Aus- stellungen in Osaka und Holland. Redaktion Ikko Tanaka est né a Nara en 1930. Etudes a Kyoto, puis a traivaillé pour Kanegafuchi et la Sankei Shimbun, avant d'entrer au Nippon Design Center en i960. A ouvert son propre atelier a Tokyo en 1963. Nombreux médailles de l'ADC de Tokyo, de la Bien nale Internationale de l'Afïiche et d'autres institutions. Design d'un batiment pour le Japon a l'Expo 1970; expositions a Osaka et aux Pays-Bas. La Rédaction NOVELS NOW Artists I Kiinstier Artistes: 2) TAKAHISA KAMIJO 3) TADAHITO NADAMOTO 4) KEISUKE NAGATOMO 462 NOVELS NOW /i-fixX-A-ff m Aü\mmm±

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