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February 15, 2007

Kamon Design

Image by Keiichi Tanaami from Kamon Design

A thousand years ago Japanese families began adorning their kimonos with stylized geometric shapes called Kamon. These stylized family crests have a timeless beauty...perfect...no need to ever change them in any way.

Well, too bad bucko. Kamon have been ripped into the 21st Century in a new exhibit called Kamon Design. Five contemporary artists have re-imagined Kamon as dazzling, psychedelic super-flat displays. They kind of remind me of the great cartoons of animator Sally Cruikshank.

Kamon Design is currently on display at the CIRCLE culture GALLERY in Berlin.

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Posted by Chris Spurgeon at February 15, 2007 10:49 PM

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men, that's really far from kamon. i love it though.
see KAMON EPS FILES.

cheers!!

Posted by: kamonizm at July 9, 2007 05:51 AM