Manner Poster

18 x 24 inch big poster. “Dear guests, please take away your feet from chairs and tables, thank you.” Opinion poster project, against a socially inappropriate or unacceptable behavior. Drawn by hand, based on the typography with Baskerville. Designed for communal lounges or casual diners for young people, to keep the place clean and good-mannered.

The first rough sketch says, “Your shoes belong on the ground, as your food belongs on tables.” I’m always shocked that Western people have their feet up to chairs or tables. You might know that we Japanese people take off our shoes at home. The English words “with one’s shoes on”, is translated into Japanese as “Dosoku” (muddy feet). It means to get dirt on other one’s privacy and dignity. Even if we could accept someone entering the room without taking off shoes, we never allow the shoes (Dosoku) upon a table.
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