Graphic Art & Design Annual
The reports contain the annual activities of DNP Foundation for Cultural Promotion, introducing exhibition comments from the artists and events as gallery talks and workshops at each facilities (ggg, kyoto ddd gallery and CCGA) accompanied by@voluminous images. Further, it is also a publication collecting the voices of egraphic design todayf, through critics and messages from world leading designers and artists.
Graphic Art & Design Annual 15-16
mCover DesignnStanley Wong
The people behind
Is it nice to highlight & say thanks to people contributing for
DNP Foundation for Cultural Promotion as a summary in the annual report 15-16?
I love sumo name list presentation since I was young,
so glad I can use the style for a Japan project finally.
-Price (tax included) 1,000 JPY
-Sold at each gallery
Graphic Art & Design Annual 14-15
mCover DesignnKatsumi Asaba
I recently created a title for an upcoming lecture:
g60 Years in Design ~ 40 Years in Table Tennis ~ 20 Years in Calligraphy...h
I inserted wavy lines in gray ink between the three parts and placed 3 dotsafter the final word to indicate that Ifm still not finished.
Lately, what I seek most is to impart gflesh and bloodh to design.
Just thinking of those words brings to mind design forms not visible to the eye.
For the front and back covers of this Annual,I opted for the two wo characters signifying upi ãj and downi ºj.
Down being the direction I look in when practicing table tennis or calligraphy.
Up being where I look when an idea pops into mind,or when I awake and excitedly remember Ifll be attending a party that night in Ginza.
Katsumi Asaba (Art Director)
Michel Bouvet eI have a dream...f
Graphic Art & Design Annual 13-14
mCover DesignnMasahiko Sato
In designing the cover, rather than making something for the reader merely to gaze upon,
I tried to create communication design that would be complete onlywhen the reader becomes personally involved in it.
The design consists of three hands - labeled ggg, ddd and CCGA - performing a cryptic gesture.
What is their intention?
We are unlikely to ever know.
But then when, as instructed, you place your index finger where the i is,
you yourself instantly become a member of this enigmatic group.
This is an example I developed to show what happens - and make you observe the completed result
- when you place your finger on a graphic image printed on paper.
Japanese Art Inspires Design
Yuji Yamashita (Art Historian, Professor at Meiji Gakuin University )
Graphic Art & Design Annual 12-13
mCover DesignnJianping He
When ggg invited me to design the Annual cover this year,
it made me recall how Japanese graphic designfs influenced me.
Without doubt, Mr. Yusaku Kamekura and Mr. Ikko Tanaka influence me the most.
There is no boundary in the design world, as a descendant,we time to time pay our sincere tribute to the two predecessors
who make invaluable contributions in safeguarding professional dignity with whole life.
What Is Demanded of Graphic Design Today?
Taku Satoh (Graphic Designer)
Graphic Art & Design Annual 11-12
With a motif blending origami, a traditional Japanese pastime that takes myriad forms of expression,
and the three galleries' acronyms - ggg, ddd and CCGA -
we sought to convey the surprise and excitement derived from the galleries' continuously changing artists, exhibits and spatial manifestations.
On the Occasion of ggg's 25th Anniversary: The Past,Present and Future of Graphic Design
Keisuke Nagatomo (Art Director & Graphic Designer)
DNP-That Means Exemplary Promotion of Graphic Design
Dr.Anita Kühnel (Curator of Graphic Design Collection at the Kunstbibliothek,Staatliche Museen zu Berlin)
Graphic Art & Design Annual 10-11
mCover DesignnRalph Schraivogel
Like many designers,
I used the letters of the abbreviations of the DNP exhibition venues,
ggggh, gccgah and gdddh as basic elements.
In order to illustrate the opulent content in the annual report and the bubbly, procreative coexistence of the three institutions,
the letters interpenetrate each other and hardly fit on the cover.
Ralph Schraivogel, Graphic Designer
Can Graphic Design Survive ?
Eiko Ishioka (Designer )
Graphic Art & Design Annual 09-10
mCover DesignnGan Hososya
Story-telling Flying Object
When I was cleaning out my desk drawers,
I happened upon a photograph(35mm) I had taken when I was young in the style of René Magritte.
It was a photo of a man standing stiffly at attention,
viewed from behind,mysteriously gazing off into the distance.
Looking at it, a variety of images came into my mind.
I decided to add an unidentifiable flying object at the top of the photo, to express our current times.
I hope the story-like design I had in mind was conveyed to the viewer.
Gan Hososya (Art Director & Graphic Designer)
The Past,Present and Future of Graphic Design
Mitsuo Katsui(Graphic Designer)