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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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