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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.


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


men, that's really far from kamon. i love it though.


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