Exhibition information

The 74th A Select Few Colors: From the DNP Graphic Design Archives

March 01, 2018 - June 10, 2018

Endo Reiko / Helvetica Design inc.
Endo Reiko / Helvetica Design inc.

              This exhibition features posters gleaned from the DNP Graphic Design Archives Collection that were produced using only a select few colors. Visitors will surely gain an appreciation of how designers have probed optimally effective means of artistic expression within limited conditions, each focusing his or her talents on their challenging task in a unique way.

CCGA Print Studio

In 2012 the Center for Contemporary Graphic Art (CCGA), a facility dedicated to activities relating to prints and graphic design, opened a print studio open to the general public. The new CCGA Print Studio is located, together with CCGA itself, in the lush green foothills of Mt. Utsumine in the city of Sukagawa, in Fukushima Prefecture.
Sukagawa is the birthplace of Aodo Denzen (1748-1822), a painter of the Edo Period who was among the first Japanese artists to produce copperplate prints in Western style. In 2012 Aodo Denzen works were designated by the Japanese Government as Important Cultural Properties.
With the opening of the CCGA Print Studio, small in scale but fully equipped, in this location with strong associations with prints, our aspiration is that it will serve as a welcome venue both for printmaking workshops attended by the general public and as a studio open to experienced print artists.