+81 STUDIO & GALLERY and +81 STORE & GALLERY are pleased to present TOKYO GRAPHIC PASSPORT 2014 from March 12 through April 25, 2014. The exhibitions include the contents below:
TOKYO GRAPHIC POSTERS
Tokyo Graphic Posters include works by various artists and designers such as Atsuki Kikuchi, groovisions, Hideki Inaba,
Hideki Nakajima, Issay Kitagawa, Kamikene, Katsunori Aoki, Kashiwa Sato, Kazunari Hattori, Masayoshi Kodaira, Naoki Sato, OHGUSHI, Semitransparent Design, Seiichi Hishikawa, Shun Kawakami (artless), Takeshi Hamada, tycoongraphics,
Yasushi Fujimoto, and WOW. The posters shown are in the collection at the Centre George Pompidou, from their exhibition in 2011.
TAKEO PAPER SHOW 2008, FINE PAPERS by “SCHOOL OF DESIGN”
This exhibition is a continuing show from Takeo Paper Show in 2007 and 2008. In this show we feature Takeo Paper stationary sets designed by Masayoshi Kodaira, Naomi Hirabayashi, Manabu Mizuno and Eiji Yamada. These stationaries were specifically designed by each artists/designers using the distinctive Takeo paper.
The Tohoku region of Japan has always faced difficulty due to the harsh environment and climate, and the lack of fertile soils. Because of this situation, the locals developed a certain attitude toward production of goods- called “mono-zukuri” spirit, passing along ingenuity while deepening traditional crafts for a few hundred years. The show presents “Nanbu Sakiori”. Sakiori is a woven fabric produced from mixed materials of cotton, worn out cloth and garments that is very durable and it softens with time.
HIDEKI NAKAJIMA Graphic
The exhibition features two series “UNFINISHED” (2000) and “Infinite Libraries” (2008).
Hideki Nakajima was born in Saitama and initially aspired to be an illustrator, but upon finding the works of Peter Saville, he changed his course and established Nakajima Design in 1995. Nakajima produced a variety of advertising and package designs, along with an extensive array of personal artworks. He is also the art director of the magazine CUT. Nakajima has contributed his work to Revival, TYPO-GRAPHICS, and collaborated with Ryuichi Sakamoto, and has received numerous awards including the New York Art Directors Club Gold Medal in 1996. His works are in the collections of numerous museums including MOMA (New York), The Bibliotheque National de France, Boston University, and Guangdong Museum of Art (Guangzhou) among others.