Masaaki Hiromura Merged Japanese Typography With Signs and Symbols

By: Chalaine Mantha - Published:   Updated: Jun 22 2011 • References: creativeroots.org & notcot.org
Japanese Designer Masaaki Hiromura has merged Japanese typography (Kanji) with signs and food symbols, making them easy to understand. The pictures are extremely helpful for people learning how to read the language or tourists who are visiting the country.

Take a look through the interesting images in the gallery and see if you can recognize what the Japanese words and images are trying to convey!

Implications - Many artists are inspired by the beauty in other languages, or even their own language. This inspiration leads to typographic masterpieces that interpret these characters in creative ways. Consumers and artists alike have a particular fascination with letters that resemble pictures and use many mediums from body art to sculptures and photography to translate these symbols into works of art.

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