This 1995 advertising poster was created by Makoto Saito (b. 1952), a prominent Japanese print maker, graphic designer and artist, for the Japanese clothing manufacturer Ba-Tsu Co. Ltd Japan.
Saito is known for his text-free imagery and his use of dense inks on thick paper - both of which design features are carried forward in this poster. He also often explores a theme of "seeing" in his artwork.
In this powerful piece of abstract art, two fierce-looking creatures, one lying on top of the other, stare directly at the viewer through enormous angular eyes which are disquieting and mesmerizing at the same time. It's tempting to just stand and stare back at them for awhile and think about what the artist is saying. This is why abstract art so intriguing.
This large poster is wider than it is long, which increases its impact on your wall space.