03.06.2023 — 14.07.2023
02.06.2023, 17:00
Food - Poster Design from Japan

“Food – Poster Design from Japan” presents a total of 50 original posters and reproductions created between 1957 and 2016 and developed by more than 20 graphic designers. On display are extraordinary posters by outstanding Japanese graphic designers offering unique perspectives on the meaning of food. Divided into five sections, it explores the complex interrelationships between people and food in our time: ‘The Harmony of Ingredients’, ‘Drinks as Motif’, ‘Food for Pleasure’, ‘The Atmosphere of Eating’ and ‘Food as Motif’. Within these sections, the exhibition addresses social issues and reflects the prevailing sentiment of the times.

All the works in the exhibition are sourced from the collection of the DNP Foundation for Cultural Promotion in Tokyo, which was established in 2008 to mark the 130th anniversary of Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd (DNP). It is one of the largest printing companies in the world and values the artistic and cultural aspects of graphic design and graphic arts as a valuable asset that unites humanity.

Join us on Friday, June 16th at 3 p.m. for an engaging gallery talk by Takako Morizaki, curator of the exhibition and a member of the Graphic Archive at DNP Foundation for Cultural Promotion. During the talk, Morizaki will delve into the concept of the exhibition, exploring the diverse elements and expressions of food in graphic design. As part of the discussion, the curator will provide an overview of the esteemed DNP Graphic Design Archive and offer insights into selected posters, unraveling their significance and artistic nuances. Don't miss this opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the exhibition and the captivating world of food-inspired graphic design.


Akita Kan

Aoba Masuteru

Asaba Katsumi

Fukuda Shigeo

Fukushima Osamu

Hattori Kazunari

Kasai Kaoru

Kubota Arata

Matsunaga Shin

Miki Ken

Nagai Kazumasa

Nakajo Masayoshi

Nakamura Norio

Noda Nagi

Ohashi Tadashi

Saito Makoto

Sano Kenjiro

Sato Kashiwa

Sato Koichi

Satoh Taku

Shinmura Norito

Tanaami Keiichi

Tanaka Ikko

Yokoo Tadanori


Center for Visual Arts Berlin

Unter den Eichen 101

12203 Berlin


02 June, 5pm (free entry).


03.06 – 14.07.2023

Opening hours:

Tue–Fri: 09:30–16:30

Sat–Sun: 10:00–16:30


5,- € / 3,- €

With the kind support of

HIS Japan Premium Food & Travel, Kirin Europe and

The Japanese Embassy Berlin