Exhibition information

kyoto ddd gallery The 14th Exhibition Wim Crouwel Fascinated by the grid

December 14, 2017 - March 17, 2018

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The exhibition is the first overview of the work of Dutch graphic designer Wim Crouwel in Japan. Crouwel(Born in 1928)began his career in 1952 as an exhibithion designer but is most noted as the graphic designer of the Stsdelijk Museum(1963-1984). His reputation also rests on his experimental computer alphabet, stamps and calendars. In 1963 he wasa co-founder of Total Design. a Large multidisciplinary design company. It introduced Swiss modernism and corporate identity in Holland. Crouwel has also been active as a techer, writer and lecturer.
As a graphic designer Crouwel propagated rational and systematic design using grids. In his opinion a designer should have an objective attitude working on information design rather then on advertising, he views helped shape a new paradigm and have contributed to a lively design climate. Crouwels oeuvre testifies to over half a century of work in a highly consistent manner, uniting theory and method with an unprecedented lebel of poetry and aesthetics.

gallery talk

December 14.2017  16:00-17:30
Speaker: Carolien Glazenburg(Curator, Stedelijk Museum)
Venue: kyoto ddd gallery

opening party

December. 14. 2017 Thu  17:30-19:00
Venue: kyoto ddd gallery

special talk

December. 15. 2017 Fri  17:00-19:00
Speaker: Carolien Glazennburg(Curator, Stedelijk Museum)
Venue: Kyoto university of art and design
Entrance free

gallery talk

March. 3. 2018  Sat  16:00-17:30
Speaker: helmut schmidt
Venue: kyoto ddd gallery
Entrance free


Stedelijk Museum
Carolien Glazenburg
The Gielijin Escher Poster Collection


Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands