Japanese Influence On Graphic Design

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In this chapter I aim to demonstrate the impact Japanese art and anime has had on my own personal work as a graphic designer. I'l show how I've combined my contemporary style with ancient traditional Japanese techniques, to create new and original pieces. I will also give examples of contemporary artists who have been inspired by traditional oriental artworks and how they interpreted their inspiration.

As a graphic designer, I've always believed that when creating a design, drawing from an area of influence will always strengthen an art piece and take it to the next level. Inspired artwork shows just how inventive an artist is to be able to draw from another individual's ideas and turn them into their own. The ability to merge two polar opposites to create a cohesive piece is always an interesting thing to see. Also, this type of inspired work has familiar visual references for the audience to see, making the piece relatable on a subconscious level.

Graphic design is one area that has benefited greatly from the impact of Japanese culture. Many artist have adopted the style in their designs, creating stunning collaborative pieces. Hush is a UK based artist who creates vibrant pop-infused imagery inspired by graphic novels, street art, and ancient oriental art. He is
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In tattoos they are used as a connective element to fill up empty spaces and add 'flow' to the tattoo. Clouds symbolize other worldly presence like deitys or dragons. Like clouds, water is also another element used very often in Japanese art, especially with wood prints. Water symbolizes the ebb and flow of life and the dual nature of water can be shown as gentle waves or as a violent tsunami. Clouds are typically drawn with a single line that ends in a swirl. Water is drawn in a similar way but without too much emphasis on the swirl, but instead on the lines that are leading up to the
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