Jisuke Matsuda

Antony and Cleopatra

Client : Create Theatre Poster (2021)
Project “Create Theatre Poster” supplies experimental stage in poster creative. The classic has universality. But in additional, we need a new philosophy, more creative, more modern. Using the works of the great playwright, we create the poster that has never exist.

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Antony and Cleopatra

Toyko, Japan

Antony and Cleopatra Covid-19 Love Dessapears

Client : Create Theatre Poster (2020)
Project “Create Theatre Poster” supplies experimental stage in poster creative. The classic has universality. But in additional, we need a new philosophy, more creative, more modern. Using the works of the great playwright, we create the poster that has never exist.

Shakespeare would say.
COVID-19 is terrible and awful. It usurped love. The most valuable of us as people.

If Shakespeare is alive now, what does he think about COVID-19? No longer, We cannot love one another. It’s because of COVID-19. I hate COVID-19.

I strongly pray, humanity will overcome the new coronavirus in the near future. I strongly desire, humanity will overcome this new virus in the new future.
The time has come when we cannot love one another.

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Antony and Cleopatra Covid-19 Love Dessapears

Toyko, Japan

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Client : Create Theatre Poster (2019)
Project “Create Theatre Poster” supplies experimental stage in poster creative. The classic has universality. But in additional, we need a new philosophy, more creative, more modern. Using the works of the great playwright, we create the poster that has never exist.

In the Forest of Illusions, Fairies also love each other and are jealous likewise human. Everyone is humorous, but dear. The circle that fills the poster is their tears. It fills the picture plane and spills off it. It’s like an endless storm of emotions.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Toyko, Japan

Julius Caesar

Client : Create Theatre Poster (2019)
Project “Create Theatre Poster” supplies experimental stage in poster creative. The classic has universality. But in additional, we need a new philosophy, more creative, more modern. Using the works of the great playwright, we create the poster that has never exist.

As “the typography”, I express Caesar’s surprise, cry, lamentation. It is those famous words to play a key role.
I dare use “katakana” in Japanese in the work. It was the original Japanese system which born from kanji, and “katakana” has been used to express a word of foreign origin. The notation is Japanese, but the sound is a word of foreign language. Its form is composed of sharp lines and acute angles and can be regarded as graphics. A sharp and pointed katakana expresses the shout of a broken heart of Brutus in meaning and shapes.

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Julius Caesar

Toyko, Japan

The Merchant of Venice

Client : Create Theatre Poster (2018)
Project “Create Theatre Poster” supplies experimental stage in poster creative. The classic has universality. But in additional, we need a new philosophy, more creative, more modern. Using the works of the great playwright, we create the poster that has never exist.

In this work, I am expressing that what’s “justice”. The scale placed in center is a symbol of “Judgment”. And important element of the story.
What is justice? Who is right? Is Shylock a bad person? The checkerboard placed on the poster is the law-court. The conflict and a tension of the court are developed on the chessboard. The characters of plays are presented as chess pieces.

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The Merchant of Venice

Toyko, Japan

Richard Ⅲ

Client : Create Theatre Poster (2018)
Project “Create Theatre Poster” supplies experimental stage in poster creative. The classic has universality. But in additional, we need a new philosophy, more creative, more modern. Using the works of the great playwright, we create the poster that has never exist.

I wanted to express a human being in this poster. Richard is called a villain, but he is an attractive villain. His complicated mentality is something familiar to us in modern. Did Richard III want to be Richard III? Did he hope to escape from the castle rather? A castle that gave him joy, tormented him, confined him. The shout of his anguish shattered the walls and finally released him. It is a work that spelt its name using pieces of the castle wall.

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Richard Ⅲ

Toyko, Japan

Love Mother Earth

How wonderful it would be if the world were made just by love and peace. Her words overlap the idea of my work.
She is a person who spun love. That is what “mother” means. I shaped her face with only two words “love” and “peace.” We incorporated love and peace into her silhouette. The basic Typeface “Helvetica” gives shade to her shadow. What do people receive from my poster? I want to entrust it to those who see it.

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Love Mother Earth

Toyko, Japan

Macbeth

Client : Create Theatre Poster (2016)
Project “Create Theatre Poster” supplies experimental stage in poster creative. The classic has universality. But in additional, we need a new philosophy, more creative, more modern. Using the works of the great playwright, we create the poster that has never exist.

Who expelled Macbeth? Himself? By seduction of the witches, Macbeth had buried? The witches more instigate, the more Macbeth loses control and burn avenging fire like blood. A sword stands the centre of the fire, tears his soul and his crown.

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Macbeth

Toyko, Japan

STOP BOMBING

I abandon military power!
renounce war!

The work based on the silhouette of B29, carried the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. As a man of the only country to have suffered nuclear attacks, I expressed the antiwar. However, I accuse of not only specific war or air striking but also every bombing.

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STOP BOMBING

Toyko, Japan

Romeo and Juliet

Client : Create Theatre Poster
Project “Create Theatre Poster” supplies experimental stage in poster creative. The classic has universality. But in additional, we need a new philosophy, more creative, more modern. Using the works of the great playwright, we create the poster that has never exist.

Their love has been hopeless. But love is not elegant. A love story entrusted to “Romeo and Juliet” by an author. When we release it in this age, It is more than just a tragedy. The ending of love is sometimes cool, cynical and cruel. I conveyed a love including irony in unique forms by Typography. The dagger in the centre is an icon of strong and fragile love.

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Romeo and Juliet

Toyko, Japan

Othello

Client : Create Theatre Poster (2016)
Project “Create Theatre Poster” supplies experimental stage in poster creative. The classic has universality. But in additional, we need a new philosophy, more creative, more modern. Using the works of the great playwright, we create the poster that has never exist.

His weak heart led the tragedy. Othello could not believe anybody. The false and truth mixed world spread in front of him. I expressed this world which Iago made. Even in this situation, his wife Desdemona full of love to Othello. Her tear dropped down from his eye like dissolving the world.

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Othello

Toyko, Japan

Dante’s Inferno “Finger print”

Client : “Dante – Inferno here and now”
Dedicated to Dante Alighieri,La Divina Commedia “Inferno”.
In the “Inferno”, he described the nature of a man and raised an alarm to humanity.
Tip of a finger;Finger Print embodies individuals.
I carved nine creases of hells on the wrinkles of his finger producing the story.
From the centre fissure, his mind eye appears and stares at the truth.
This works expressed the view of these worlds by the Typography.

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Dante’s Inferno “Finger print”

Toyko, Japan

Crime and punishment “Two axes”

Client : Dostoyevsky. Black and White
Raskolnikov murdered usurer woman with an axe, while showing his affection for lonely prostitute by reading books to her.
His double minds were continuously shaking his thought about crime and punishment.
This work condenses history of his internal conflict into the one form.

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Crime and punishment “Two axes”

Toyko, Japan

“King Lear” Shakespeare

Client : Create Theatre Poster (2015)
Project “Create Theatre Poster” supplies experimental stage. The classic has universality. But in additional, we need a new philosophy, more creative, more modern. Using the works of the great playwright, we create the poster that has never exist.

The impressive letters of “KING LEAR” represent his anger, his sadness, his frozen heart, and his inevitable fate. I replaced the luxuriance of Shakespeare’s words with the variety of the image. Then human mind has an infinite diversity. How feels a man do? What behaves a man do? This piece of work pours them in Typography.

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“King Lear” Shakespeare

Toyko, Japan

“Hamlet” Shakespeare

Client : Create Theatre Poster (2016)
Project “Create Theatre Poster” supplies experimental stage. The classic has universality. But in additional, we need a new philosophy, more creative, more modern. Using the works of the great playwright, we create the poster that has never exist.

Pattern covering the image is exactly his doubts and struggles. His emotion was elicited by his father’s ghost. A duality is like a lattice, surrounding him. It annoyed people then fell them in depths of despair. Typography surrounding him represents his confused mind.

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“Hamlet” Shakespeare

Toyko, Japan

VISION Machine

Client : Seminar ‘PechaKucha HIGASHI’
The information poster of ‘PechaKucha HIGASHI’, for the discussion of the future of humanity.

VISION create the future. Future just now.
Future is hazy with various problems. In some way, We want to see anything beyond those issues. By an image structure, leading the viewer to the deeper inside of the space. Certainly, into the mist, it appears clear. If we hope sincerely. Now creates the future.

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VISION Machine

Toyko, Japan

VISION Humanity

Client : Seminar ‘PechaKucha HIGASHI’
The information poster of ‘PechaKucha HIGASHI’, for the discussion of the future of humanity.

Future just now. Future will be created right now. It is every time present progressive. One step comes out from the image, is humanity’s step and individual step. The world in which various colors crossed, this poster expresses strongly the first pace. So, without the first footstep, nothing starts.

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VISION Humanity

Toyko, Japan

Read adult fairy tale again “Le Petit Chaperon rouge”

Client : Read adult fairy tale again
Dedicated to Perrault’s lesson. In this project, I tried to express the entirety of a story in the form of one poster.
Neo 60’s Japanese underground small theatrical company poster style.

This work is a work that grasps and expresses, the moment the wolf is trying to eat Little Red Riding Hood. The vivid contrast of red and black is a symbol of the story. The handwriting lines are from an innocence of fairy tales. But Charles Perrault’s tales have a brutality. I arranged his words lengthwise as a typography, as like dripping blood.

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Read adult fairy tale again “Le Petit Chaperon rouge”

Toyko, Japan

"BLUE" If Miles by Rodchenko

Client : Self-Initiated
Modern jazz of the standard-bearer, Miles, Russian constructivism, Rodchenko. We did a retrospective review of the great avant-garde artists of the two people. It is an information poster of jazz exhibition “GREAT ARTISTS Memorial”.And of modern jazz acid, solid, square Russian constructivism. It was expressed in the ink of the blue the fusion of world-view of the two conflicting philosophies, typography work.

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"BLUE" If Miles by Rodchenko

Toyko, Japan

Dante’s Inferno “Nine Spiral”

Client : “Dante – Inferno here and now”
A poster for a workshop of ‘Divine Comedy, Hell’ written by Dante Alighieri in 14C. They make a map to unlock the story in our time there. This is my personal interpretation of the story. A downward spiral picture represents an entrance of Hell which consists of nine circles. It warns us about the dangers of the modern society which is easy to step and fall into Hell anytime.

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Dante’s Inferno “Nine Spiral”

Toyko, Japan

Everlasting “Hymne à l’amour” Dedicated to Édith Piaf

Client : Self-Initiated
A love makes me stupid and dishonest. But when making my way filled with hope, By Faith, watched over from far in the sky. A tender love will embrace me.
Love is hope, hope is faith. Faith redeems love. If you keep having hope. It is an everlasting noble theme. Intensity and strength to carry through faith, I expressed a feeling of magnificent scale by centripetal constitution.

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Everlasting “Hymne à l’amour” Dedicated to Édith Piaf

Toyko, Japan

Highly Radioactive Water-TEPCO

Client : Self-Initiated
We all SHARE OCEANS.
However, In the Japan of today, contaminated water has been leaking into the ocean from the TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant unit 4 because of repeating Human Error. This has caused damage to the nature of the soil and the sea itself. We cannot look past such a dangerous situation.

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Highly Radioactive Water-TEPCO

Toyko, Japan

Highly Radioactive Water

Client : Self-Initiated
We all SHARE OCEANS.
I express the meaning of the words “Highly Radioactive Water” symbolically through metamorphosed letters. I give a message of the state of being diluted and having been leaking contaminated water, the state of encroachments upon the soil and the sea, these frightfulness. Our earth just accepts a human mistake and stares.

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Highly Radioactive Water

Toyko, Japan

LA TRAVIATA – 200th anniversary Verdi and Wagner –

Client : 200th Anniversary Verdi and Wagner(2014)
I expressed these many spectacle stages composed by Verdi and Wagner as one stage in this poster. It lets our hearts become exalted like sacred rites intensely and strongly hit the hearts. The audience watches it in darkness. The letters of “Lohengrin” “Tannhäuser” are crossed into a tower form. It is a watch stand of a castle. When you look a sky over there, you find the letter of ‘LA TRAVIATA’ . The words of ‘Tristan and Iseult ‘, ‘Otello’ and ‘Aida’ are composed as one of the stage as well.

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LA TRAVIATA – 200th anniversary Verdi and Wagner –

Toyko, Japan

OPERA – 200 years Verdi and Wagner –

Client : 200th Anniversary Verdi and Wagner(2014)
Opera is the theatrical art composed by drama and music, as well as composite art. In there, human light and shade are highlighted. The audience watching them takes an important role to complete the art.
I symbolized the words ‘OPERA’, ‘VERDI’, ‘WAGNER’, ‘200’ like as music, scene and audience in the stages.

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OPERA – 200 years Verdi and Wagner –

Toyko, Japan

DENKEN : Wagner, Tristan and Iseult

Client : 200th Anniversary Verdi and Wagner(2014)
Denken = Think. The cornish knight Tristran thinks, worry, and conflict at the stage ‘Tristan and Iseult’ by Richard Wagner.
In this poster, the geometry forms such as the sharp ice symbolizes the state that grew tense. It is also the figure that Wagner himself thinks and conflicts.

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DENKEN : Wagner, Tristan and Iseult

Toyko, Japan

Human Power : Reconstruction

Client : Self-Initiated
On 2011, Japan was hit hard.
Everything was broken and collapsed. The myriad shapes that form this poster are its detritus. However, the fragments will be reconstructed once again. We can collect broken pieces and build it again. It is just the power of a human. I expressed that power with overflowing colors.

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Human Power : Reconstruction

Toyko, Japan

Burst Torso- RECONSTRUCTION

Client : ‘MOD’workshop
The close relations are born in the chaotic gathering. It is similar to human relations.
When you create something, it is required to calculate or constract. However that is not enough to lead to a right solution.
Images are fuzzy. Therefore, playing with chaos is necessary for making shapes out of these fuzzy images. Even though it is a drawing which motif is a bust sculpture. We should destroy it once, and reconstruct it.

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Burst Torso- RECONSTRUCTION

Toyko, Japan

Triangle Head- RECONSTRUCTION

Client : ‘MOD’workshop
When folding a square, you can make two triangles. It shows the two characteristic of one person.
It becomes a line by connecting between a point and a point. And when you add one more point, it forms a triangle. It is the most simply aspect. Let’s draw a solid by using these triangles. They use a bust as a motif in this workshop. I express that the white sculpture can also be colored them with multicolor in your own way.

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Triangle Head- RECONSTRUCTION

Toyko, Japan