I was honored to be asked to create a movie poster for the film Tadaima which premieres in the spring.
The film offers a heartfelt glimpse into the home of a Japanese American family's return home after being relocated to a U.S. concentration camp during World War II. The film aims to start a conversation that's long overdue, but also serves as a symbol of respect and acknowledgement.
I wanted to incorporate both U.S. and Japanese history in the poster while still focusing on the idea of family in a simple and interesting way. Drawing inspiration from war posters and traditional Japanese watercolors and woodblock prints.
From the director, "TADAIMA is a story about starting over. Fittingly, Tadaima translates to At least, I am home." While home is a crucial theme in the story, the children look to their passions and parents for hope.