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Yukio Ota

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BY YUKIO OTA
@ VOL 99 ON JAN 23, 2013

Long before he came up with the world-wide "Emergency Exit" sign, Yukio Ota designed something that could be even more global in its reach, giving people the ability to get exactly where they want to go, when it comes to communicating successfully with each other.

As an itinerant young man wandering Italy with a rucksack, he started to wonder "Why do we have to turn meaning into words, and back into meaning again? Why not communicate directly, with a drawn symbol-language?" 

The unlikely team of a Japanese graphic designer and an Australian permaculture designer (Cecilia Macaulay) show you how to start "speaking" in LoCoS, and watch a whole new world open up.

おなじみ非常口サインのデザイナー太田幸夫さんとパーマカルチャーデザイナー、セシリア・マッコ―リーさんがみんなが理解できる絵文字言語LoCoSをご一緒にプレゼンテーションしてくださいました。

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