Shigeo Fukuda born on the 4th February 1932 died 11 January 2009 is a Japanese sculpturist, graphic designer and poster designer. He was well known for his minimalistic and optical illusions. Fukuda grew up in Tokyo with his family who worked as toy makers. He showed an early interest in Swiss design as a child and attended the Tokyo University of The Arts.
He was the first designer to be introduced to the New York Art Directors Club hall of fame. A lot of Fukuda’s work was created to make a social impact rather then be used for commercial use. One of his well known pieces of work was ‘Victory 1945’ which is a poster celebrating the end of WWII showing a bullet going back into the gun.