MitatePosters is a series of posters based on the concept of Mitate (見立て), a Japanese art practice that has been used for centuries. The Japanese encyclopedia Kojien defines it as "an arts practice in which an object is compared to something else".
For example, in Zen gardens (枯山水), the pattern of sand and pebbles represents the flow of water, and then the cosmos is expressed. In this way, Mitate has been used in various Japanese art forms as a technique to depict the universe as it really exists in the familiar sand, and has deepened the culture. In this project, I will study a series of experimental graphic expressions that incorporate these traditional Japanese art practices and present them as "posters".
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