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Friday Favourites

This week’s Favourites theme is exhibitions, which are by their very nature creatively inspiring. Now, we’re a big fan of Yayoi Kusama here at DB (see our previous story about her Life is the Heart of a Rainbow exhibition in Singapore last year), and her latest work – part of the Triennial at Australia’s National Gallery of Victoria – is no exception. Over the course of 4 months, visitors to Kusama’s Flower Obsession installation were given fake gerberas and flower stickers and invited to place theme wherever they wanted in an apartment-like space. The results are stunning – an explosion of flowers that envelops the visitors:

YayoiKusama_NGV_sofa

YayoiKusama_NGV_kitchen

All photos courtesy of Eugene Hyland/NGV (which we originally found on My Modern Met).

Special thanks to Eugene for allowing us to share his photos here – you can see more of his fab photos on his website.

Get With The Action

We’ve shared¬†the amazing work of Corita Kent (aka Sister Mary Corita) here on Friday Favourites before, and this week we spied that Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft in the UK is showing a selection of her bold, typographic, politically-charged work from the 60s throughout the summer. We feel a trip to the Sussex countryside coming on…

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You can find out more here.

Japanese Graphic Design

For anyone visiting Japan between now and 8th July, we’d highly recommend a visit to the Tobacco & Salt Museum to see the rather lengthily-named, Tokyo Through the Eyes of the Modern Boy and Modern Girl: Japanese lifestyles and culture through products in 1920-1940. The exhibition looks at the shift in Japanese life and culture between the 20s and 40s via a collection of vintage packaging and graphic design from the era. Sounds right up our street! Here are a few examples, which we found via this Spoon & Tamago article:

TokyoThroughTheEyes_poster

TokyoThroughTheEyes_shampoo

TokyoThroughTheEyes_packs

TokyoThroughTheEyes_sailors

You can find out more about the exhibition on the museum’s website.

The Future Starts Here

And finally this week, a brand new exhibition opens tomorrow (12 May) at London’s V&A Museum and it’s all about the future of design: “From smart appliances to satellites, artificial intelligence to internet culture, this exhibition will bring together more than 100 objects as a landscape of possibilities for the near future.” You can find out more about The Future Starts Here exhibition on the V&A website,¬† plus take a look through their Instagram sneak peek of what you’ll see on display below:

Got an exhibition tip for us? Drop us an email!

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