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Eiko Ishioka dies at 73; graphic designer and art director
Eiko Ishioka dies at 73; graphic designer and art director

As Japan's preeminent graphic designer and art director in the 1970s and early '80s, Eiko Ishioka helped build her reputation by heading media campaigns for Parco, a major boutique shopping complex chain.But instead of focusing on fashion or other merchandise in ads, promotional posters and commercials, Ishioka sold Parco to the public with attention-grabbing, often sensual visual images.In one 15-second spot, a silver-haired British rake nonchalantly tosses his champagne glass overboard and makes his move on a dainty young Japanese woman. Then a voice-over says: "Life is short, the night is long."In a longer commercial, actress Faye Dunaway wearing black against a black background,...

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