Shigeo Fukuda Masterworks (Hardcover)

By Shigeo Fukuda, Seymour Chwast (Introduction by)

Firefly Books, 9781552979136, 168pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2005



The visual wit and optical illusions of the master graphic artist and designer, Shigeo Fukuda, transcend cultures.

Shigeo Fukuda Masterworks is a compendium of the most famous work selected and arranged by the renowned graphic artist and designer himself. Sketches show the development of his concepts for each piece.

Born in Tokyo in 1932, Shigeo Fukuda graduated from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 1956. His unique style and provocative images earned him a reputation as one of the finest and most exciting poster artists in the world today.

Fukuda's solo exhibitions include the New York IBM Art Gallery (1967), the San Francisco Asian Art Gallery (1987), the Camper Modern Art Museum, France (1991) and the Japan Foundation in Toronto (1999).

About the Author

Shigeo Fukuda designed the celebrated official poster for Expo '70 in Japan, and the award-winning international poster commemorating the 200th anniversary of the French Revolution (1989). His publications include Elements of Ideas, Visual Illusions, Shigeo Fukuda's Contrived Designs, Illustrick 412 and Great Works by Shigeo Fukuda. He is the president of the Japan Graphic Designers Association (JAGDA), a committee member of the Tokyo Art Director's Club, and a member of Alliance Graphique International (AGI) and the Royal Designers for Industry (RDI).