The 24th 2nd Exhibition of DNP Archives of Graphic Design: The Era of Graphics Design
October 20, 2001 - December 20, 2001
For this exhibition, the second of DNP Arehives of Graphic Design, entitled "The Era of Graphic Design," we have selected seven artists: Makoto Nakamura, Tadhito Nadamoto, Tsunehisa
Kimura, Kiyoshi Awazu, Akira Uno, Tadanori Yokoo and Kouga Hirano.
During the 1960s, after the early stages of development of Japanese graphic design, it dramatically impacted on society and culture in many ways. This was a period marked by a number of trends and events, such as the establishment of the Nippon Design Center, the holding of the "World Design Conference" in Tokyo, the Tokyo Olympics and the rise of the subculture movement in which graphic design played a valuable role.
All seven artists in this exhibition began working at the dawn of the "Graphic Design Era" and became graphic designers typifying the era. Their influence on succeeding generations was huge and they are essential figures in the history of Japanese contemporary graphic design.
In this exhibition, we show approximately 110 of their representative works, which present a striking image of Japanese graphic design, even today. The show has given an overview of the
history of Japanese contemporary graphic design.