As an expression of the support for people in Fukushima, it was created a three dimensional typographic poster out of paper bearing the name of the project “Words Can Fly a Thousand Miles”. The poster represents our hope that these words and messages can encourage them during this difficult time.
The design was inspired by the Japanese traditional custom, Senbazuri, which means a group of a thousand origami cranes. It is customary to fold these cranes to wish someone luck. We wanted to pay tribute to this custom through the process of constructing the paper sculpture.
The words on the poster were inspired by the instant encouragement and consoling words that Japanese people were able to receive just after the tsunami and earthquakes hit Japan, through social networking services such as Facebook and Twitter.
Through the concern that people in Montreal have shown towards Japan, Kyosuke received a lot of encouragement and consoling messages from people here, and wanted to find a way to convey those messages to people in Japan. He also wants to let Japanese people know that a lot of people support his country, so they have to look up and start moving towards their future.
creative director: Kyosuke Nishida
art director: Kyosuke Nishida, Brian Li Sui Fong
designer: Dominic Liu
photographer: Simon Duhamel
This project was realized with the help of Surface3 Design Office.
Originally posted 2012-06-05 14:09:24.