These posters were made for the planning section of a printing company. Hands are used to evoke mountains. All the photographs are taken as single shots; none of them are digitally composed. They call to mind tall mountains like Mount Qomolangma, steep cliffs like those of the Grand Canyon and long ranges of peaks and deep valleys.

The photographs were taken by my long-time collaborator and old friend, Hirotsugu Hoshikawa.

A colleague designer I respect very much once told me, "There will be more expressions of creativity using hands as a motif. Hands are such inspiring materials." I believe that we often get creative ideas when using hands for drawing, touching and communicating. Within this "hand-scape" I wanted to express such human creativity. By presenting very familiar things as something completely different, I would like to show how uncertain our perception is, and also to stimulate the human sensorium. I would be delighted if these posters help you to discover your own creativity.


  • Title: Hand-scape
  • Date Created: 2009
  • Physical Dimensions: w1030 x h1455 mm
  • Designer: Tomoya Kaishi
  • Type: Poster

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