Designer Okuyama Taiki design experimental posters, that encourages you to “play freely”
Creative Pathways PDP Entry 08
Tokyo-based designer, Okuyama Taiki has created these experimental, unusual posters, that play with typography, shape and colour. His latest works are available on his blogging site, Nochigo Source, which users are able to download Taiki’s poster work, and edit themselves in their native file formats, .psd and/or .ai. This makes Taiki encourage users to “play freely” with his latest works.
The posters themselves are playful and abstract, covering a minds thought of being creative.
“This pick’n’mix attitude is mimicked in Okuyama’s work with his sporadic use of abstract icons with the odd flash of type that come together to make odd graphic illustrations.“
What I can take from this as inspiration for my own work is the experimental and abstract use of typography, shape and colour. I could use this approach as an alternative, experimental and playful method, when creating posters for a campaign or brief. As well as the still posters, I could also play with the interactivity side, such as the moving image posters that Taiki has produced. This creates and reveals more information, which can be an advantage.