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The 370th Ginza Graphic Gallery Exhibition Haruka Misawa - Again and Again: Ideas Coming To Mind

December 03, 2018 - January 26, 2019

Design: Haruka Misawa
Design: Haruka Misawa
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ginza graphic gallery’s (ggg) final exhibition of 2018 will feature works by Haruka Misawa, a designer who, again and again, takes the world by surprise with her innovative creations. Today, at a time when the contributions of graphic designers are in high demand in all aspects of our social and business spheres, Haruka Misawa’s fertile flow of ideas and abundant output serve as a bellwether of a desirable response to these diverse needs. Her works aren’t limited to solutions of specific topics or answers to specific questions; rather, taking new approaches to things around her and indicating new ways to enjoy them, she has an overflowing capacity to go beyond and open new pathways of possibility.

This exhibition at ggg will offer visitors a glimpse into the remarkable creative activities of Haruka Misawa: examining the work she has performed since establishing her own design institute in 2014, the work she is currently involved in, and the work she has in mind for the future. In all, a total of 11 of her projects will be on view, including “waterscape,” her study of the ecological environment of life forms that live underwater, “Paper Verb,” her examination of the kinetic power of paper, and “UENO PLANET,” her visual transformation of unknown realms at Ueno Zoo.

We invite visitors to come and be witness to the instants when two substances, or a substance and its environment, interact—the thrilling moments when chaotic thought is filtered and its essence becomes clear.

In conjunction with the exhibition, gggBooks-128 Haruka Misawa, a volume dedicated to the designer’s works, will be published.


DNP Ginza Building 1F/B1
7-2, Ginza 7-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061
TEL: 03-3571-5206 / FAX: 03-3289-1389
Open hours: 11:00am - 7:00pm.
Closed on Sundays and holidays / from 28th December to 6th January
 Admission free


Awagami Factory / Fukugana Print Co., Ltd. / nomena Inc / OKAMURA PRINTNG INDUSTRIES Co., Ltd. / TAKEO Co., Ltd. / TSUKURI Inc. /  SHOEI, Inc. 

Opening Party

Date: December 3, 2018 (Mon.) 5: 30 –7: 00pm
Venue: ginza graphic gallery


gggBooks-128 Haruka Misawa

Haruka Misawa

Designer, Art Director, Misawa Design Institute
Haruka Misawa uses an experimental approach, attempting to observe the principles behind things and visualize the unknown possibilities to be found there. Her major projects include waterscape, which redesigned an underwater environment into new aquatic landscapes, the Sange Project, which investigated paper shapes that fly, Paper Verb, which was exhibited at takeo paper show 2018 “precision,” UENO PLANET, which visualized the unknown charms of Ueno Zoo, and visual identity for KITTE and TOKYO BIG SIGHT, projects notable for exploring logo versatility. She is the author of waterscape, published by X-Knowledge in 2018.. Misawa was born in Gunma Prefecture in 1982. After graduating from the Interior Design Course of Musashino Art University and working at the design office nendo, she joined Hara Design Institute at Nippon Design Center in 2009. She founded Misawa Design Institute in 2014.