Nikkei Student Union at UCLA hosts an annual Cultural Night in Royce Hall. The Cultural Night production has always been held around February 19 to coincide with the 1942 signing of Executive Order 9066. Over the years, the production has transformed into a unique artistic experience that showcases various talents that are all driven by a unifying cultural theme. The theme shifts from year-to-year but always relates in some way to the Japanese American community and provides novel perspective on the various aspects of the Japanese American culture. With this year’s Cultural Night production, Nikkei Student Union hopes to provide novel perspective on the development of Japanese American families as a result of cultural and historical influences.
I volunteered to be a Graphic Designer for several NSU Cultural Nights during my time in UCLA. I designed flyers that were passed out on Bruin Walk and the community (Westwood and Little Tokyo). I also designed the program passed out to attendees which had information on the synopsis, drama cast, performance groups and etc. It was a pleasure designing for the NSU Cultural Nights because the stories and themes are relevant to me as a Japanese American.
The examples below are the most relevant designs.