Exhibition information

kyoto ddd gallery The 225th Exhibition Kontrapunkt Type

April 04, 2020 - June 13, 2020

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With its ability to cross borders and bridge cultures, a bespoke typeface is the perfect polyglot. A born globalist, it speaks multiple languages, but its voice and personality stay the same. It may shout or whisper, be informative or playful. Global, yet inherently belonging to its time, place and tribe.

Behind each bespoke typeface is a brand with a unique story. We tell it in the design of the letters to connote a certain Nordic feeling, symbolize hop leaves, take cues from audio waves or an iconic logo.
It’s these details that convey not only the words they from, but the brand personality itself. We treat the letters as individual sculptures because every element of the alphabet bears with it so many narrative threads that make up the bigger story.

To us, type design is a form of sculptural storytelling, and the story doesn’t end here. We’re humbled and beyond excited to have the opportunity to share our perspective on type with you. There is no script to follow, only intuition. The next chapter is up to you. Enjoy.

Gallery Talk

April 4(Sat)15:30-17:00
Cast: Bo Linnemann, Philip Linnemann, Tomoe Hamaguchiya
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Adomission free
40 listen are accepted If you would like to participate, Please apply from the gallery homepage.

Opening Party

April 4(Sat)17:00-18:00
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DNP Foundation for Cultural Promotion


The Royal Danish Embassy

Kontrapunkt – Company profile

Kontrapunkt is Scandinavia’s leading design agency. We create identities and experiences that moves people and have an impact on the world.
For more than 30 years we have developed strong identities for international organisations across three continents. Through decades, our quintessential designs and brand experiences have moved organisations and people forward.
At Kontrapunkt, we specialise in creating custom-made corporate identities that help international brands grow. In a global reality, organisations need a tool that ensures a consistent brand experience, creates coherence between mother and products brands, and bridges Asian and Western brand expressions.

We have worked with a wide range of international and Japanese companies ranging from high-end fashion brands to big technological players, international food chains and car manufacturers. From our Japanese office we help the small grow big, and the biggest grow even bigger. With international insight and local understanding we empower clients with global ambitions to succeed in Japan and abroad.