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Collage No. 14 // Zen Moments

Collage No. 14 // Zen Moments

I realise more and more that I often feel very drawn to a clean and minimalistic design like it can be found in Japan - not talking about any Hello Kitty design stuff here but designs in the style they were created in the past. Disclaimer, I don't really know much about Japanese design history at all but I went to Japan once in 2009 and found that old teahouses for examples are designed very clean and minimal. That is something that I love. I don't know much about Japanese history either but I read a few times the autobiography of the famous geisha Mineko Iwasaki and you really get an impression of life in Kyoto and Japan in general while reading her story. I should read this book again since I always enjoyed reading it and last time I read it was in 2009 shortly before I flew to Tokyo. Of course I experienced a very strong earthquake when I was there - but this did not hold me back to go to the bar that night where 'Lost in Translation' was filmed. Well, a few Gin Tonics there helped me to get over the earthquake shock of the earthquake that I just experienced a few hours before. I loved Japan when I was there, I was deeply fascinated by this country, culture and food but now I don't dare to go back because of Fukushima...

So here is my Japan inspired collage No. 14 - xx, Phyllis 

Collage No. 14 // The Collage Series by Phylleli #design #graphicdesign #japan #zenmoments #designer #typography #minimalism #designblog #travelblog #travelmemories #toyko #japan #nippon
Collage No. 14 // The Collage Series by Phylleli #design #graphicdesign #japan #zenmoments #designer #typography #minimalism #designblog #travelblog #travelmemories #toyko #japan #nippon

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