Kyoto University of Art & Design Project Center and kyoto ddd gallery Collaboration Exhibition experimental studies post past
December 14, 2016 - December 24, 2016
"When faced with a totally new situation, we tend always to attach ourselves to the objects, to the flavor of the most recent past. We look at the present through a rear-view mirror. We march backwards into the future."
— Marshall McLuhan
In 2016, Kyoto University of Art & Design, in cooperation with the DNP Foundation for Cultural Promotion, carried out a joint project for creative endeavors seeking new discoveries that diverge from existing printing techniques and modes of expression.
The students who participated in this project explored the present and past of printed and carved lettering with a view toward the future of graphic design to inspire new discoveries. In thinking about the future, they found greater stimulation by looking into the past than to an undetermined forefront outpost of the future (post ). That is the challenge of creativity, taking the baton and handing it forward. This exhibition will show the fresh perspective of these students, who have examined the past while keeping an eye on the future.
Guest Speaker: Yukio Fujimoto (Artist)
Time: 5:00–7:00 p.m., December 14 (Wed.), 2016
Venue: kyoto ddd gallery
Free admission, no reservation required
Kyoto University of Art & Design Project Intensive Course Students
DNP Foundation for Cultural Promotion
Kyoto University of Art & Design
Jun Sato (Graphic Designer; Professor, Kyoto University of Art & Design)
Lyota Yagi (Artist; Lecturer, Kyoto University of Art & Design)
Yusuke Mimasu (Designer; Lecturer, Kyoto University of Art & Design)
Mikako Muramatsu (Editor; Associate Professor, Kyoto University of Art & Design)
(Students, Department of Information Design / Department of Spatial Design / Department of Creative Writing, Faculty of Art and Design, Kyoto University of Art & Design)
Sasaki Katsuji Co., Ltd.
Kokko Oblate Co.,Ltd.