Japan Earthquake Relief: “I’m with you!”message greeting cards

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JAPAN IS THE WORLD

by Filippo Lovato
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The present work is constituted by two different images of Japan’s most famous symbol: the “Hinomaru”, Japan’s flag. At the center, the disc has been eroded, its wholeness is wounded. From this image emerges the image of the world, with Japan at its center.
The work symbolizes, through the subtraction of parts of Japans’ national symbol, the suffering of the Japanese people. At the same time it symbolizes Japan’s being part of a larger people: that of humankind. Japan’s catastrophe is here conceived as a painful experience whose memory becomes a legacy for the entire planet. The proposed slogan is brought into the picture without emphasis: it describes a matter of fact rather than an affirmation or a principle.