I have had a fascination with Japanese ads since I was little. My aunt (on my paternal side) went to Japan to study and when she came back she brought all sorts of intrigue of the Japanese culture with her. One of the things she brought back were ads where she was modeling (in the ads! she instantly became a celebrity to me), the one I remember most was her modeling tennis rackets. All the ads were so filled-up and exaggerated, they looked like cartoons or candy or confetti, or what really happy shouting might look like, and at 10 years old this was amazing. Now that over saturation overwhelms me a bit, but I love, love these vintage Japanese ads. All the beautiful color palettes and the pop-art/childrens-book like graphics, the simplicity and artistry of them. I have never taken a graphic design class but these make me really want to.