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A Fan connects East and West

Fan Games in Paris

At many galleries in Paris including Louvre Museum, Museum of Decorative Arts, and Palace of Versailles, "D'Days" design exhibitions are held once in three years, 

gathering all kinds of fashion, interior, graphic designs from all over the world. Unosawa exhibited his artworks "Fan Games" inspired by fans.

Though the origin of fans is in China or Egypt in B.C., it is said folding fans were invented in Japan. These Japanese folding fans were exported to the world via 

China during the age of discovery, and improved in each area. In fact, there were more than a hundred fan shops in Paris. People started to communicate with fans at courts: 

covering their mouths with a fan meant "kiss me", holding a fan strap with right arm signified "marriage hunting", pointing forehead with the tip of a fan implied "I love you".

As many foreign artists have created artwork with fans, Unosawa crafted a sail to make it look like a fan. Fan is one of the best minimal designs beyond the border.

It has been loved as a tool to deliver cool air and people's emotions, and will be loved in the future through encounters with new culture, fashion and people.

Client : D’Design Project

Art : Keisuke Unosawa

Creative Director : Keisuke Unosawa

Art Director : Keisuke Unosawa

Graphic Designer : Keisuke Unosawa

Graphic Designer : Sarasa Kusanagi

Producer : Sylvie Chevallier

Producer : Corinne Quentin

Creative Agency : Venus Spring Inc.

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