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Like anyone this past week, we’ve been following the aftermath of the terrible events in Japan. We decided to produce a series of posters to support and encourage your donations. For the first poster we asked our friends Akinori Oishi to draw and All Cats Are Grey to print.

All the profits are going to the Voluntary Architects Network who are developing emergency support solutions; they are currently preparing to deploy simple partitions for evacuees taking shelter at gymnasiums in the Tohoku region.

LOVE, for Japan—by Akinori Oishi
Silkscreen print, 2 colours, on paper Somerset Velvet Radian White 250g 56×76cm—edition of 50.

More links:
Akinori Oishi

Poster printed by:
All Cats Are Grey

Donating to:
Voluntary Architects Network
a report in Japanese and English on their recent operation.

There are a few pictures of the on-going printing in Dalston, at the Print Club.
The poster is on sale at the Barbican Art Gallery shop as well as on DesignMarketo web-shop.

Please note: for delivery outside of United Kingdom, we ask you to get in touch with us first in order to get an adequate quote for the P&P costs. You can pay for the poster first in order to reserve it (via the check-out page) and then get in touch with us after.

Akinori Oishi is a self-confessed ‘drawaholic’ who immerses himself in a landscaped playground where hierarchies have disappeared. Oishi is best known for his typographic language that seem s to have no beginning or end.
He studied fine arts at Kyoto City University of Art followed by multi-media at IAMAS (International Academy of Media Arts and Sciences / Japan). After winning the award of MILIA (International Multi-media Fair in Cannes / France) 2001, he worked at the French legendary creative studio TEAMCHMAN. Today, he’s an independent artist of the contemporary character arts internationally.

For those who don’t know the work of Aki, we strongly encourage you to check is complete body of work, including, his animations and video game.

Thank you! Merci! Arigato!

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