|Sample of some of the greats from a long gone era|
I am so lucky to have a friend from Japan who can translate all of this for me and has discovered that the artist is (English Translation, but still google-able) Ranka Fujiwara, who has also apparently done design for the late and revered Daijiro Kato. There are currently no plans for major production of the image except in a small set of promotional materials. However, at Asphalt & Rubber there is a conversation going on about how to buy the poster and even bold promises of “I will pay handsomely!” being made. This poster, if ever produced as such, will go down as the first major contribution to the art of the poster since who knows when. I’d love to buy one and I’ll bet many others would too. Fujiwara! Please print it!!!
I’ll post more info here if it develops!! Please post a comment and I'll have my friend send this request to Japan!