“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 pm for a special guided tour by Ms. 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 Japanese graphic design.
Center for Visual Arts Berlin
Unter den Eichen 101
02 June, 5pm (free entry).
03.06 – 04.08.2023 （extended）
5,- € / 3,- € (reduced)
With the kind support of
HIS Japan Premium Food & Travel, Kirin Europe and
The Japanese Embassy Berlin