"May 1" movie poster by Hiromu Hara, 1928-1929

I’ve always been a fan of Japanese design & art. I don’t know why; it’s just always captivate me. But recently, Pink Tentacle gathered some great posters, magazine & book covers, and ads from 20s & 30s era Japan, which shows a distinct influence from outside cultures. It’s interesting to see the aesthetics change over the course of two decades.

My favorite is the poster for the film “May 1” (pictured left). It’s a great combination of Latin & Kanji, and I’m a sucker for woodblock print.

Head on over to Pink Tentacle and take a look at the other great designs.