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"after rain" 2021ss

"after rain" 2021ss

I drew this design last year when I had many opportunities to design at home due to COVID-19 pandemic. When I was thinking about where design should be heading for in the new season, I came to the conclusion that the scenery that people will see when they overcome the situation and create a new society in the future, will be like light streaming through the clouds after the rain.

More than the sunshine on a clear day, the light shining through the clouds reminds us that it is heading to where we are. I imagined that the design would help us find a light for our new lives. I thought that this might be a starting point for thinking about the new future, while keeping a balance with the environment in lives of people.

Design finds sources of ideas from the society and consciousness of the time. Therefore, I believe that when we look back on this design in years or decades to come, we will be looking back on the perspective of life behind the design.

text by Akira Minagawa

photo by sono