One of the defining styles of the 20th century, Constructivism revolutionized art and design. Developed in response to the considerable social change brought about by the Russian Revolution in 1917, the simplified planes and merging of image and text of constructive art are seen at their best in the form of posters. This exhibition, made up of works from the Takeo Poster Collection, considers the birth and subsequent development of constructive posters in the 20th Century. The early designs were radical in their time but will feel very familiar to visitors as their style continues to influence poster design today. The Art Deco building of the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum is the perfect setting for this exhibition, and as a bonus, you can enjoy the early spring blooms in the garden.
Image credit: ⓒCREATIVE DIRECTOR / PHOTOGRAPHER / DESIGNER JAYME ODGERS, DESIGNER / TYPOGRAPHER APRIL GREIMAN
Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum
5-21-9, Shirokanedai, Minato-ku, Tokyo