Food for thought‘[...] do not think that good design can make a poor product good, whether the product be a machine, a building, a promotional brochure or a business man. But [...] good design can materially help make a good product reach its full potential. In short, [...] good design is good business.’
Thomas J. Watson Jr., IBM CEO


December 31, 2006, 4:31 AM

Thanks Kit for this beauty: Lanterns Light the Way, Guilin, 1996

Photographic Memories II,
Lanterns Light the Way, Guilin, 1996
Toned Gelatin-Silver Print
by Don Hong-Oai, Chinese, b.1929

Good chance to show two other favs, part of Shin Hanga:

“Glittering Sea”, 1926, by Hiroshi Yoshida

“Aikawa, Sado Island”, 1921, by Kawase Hasui




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