kyoto ddd gallery 214thExhibition Kouga Hirano and Shobunsha
September 04, 2017 - October 24, 2017
For roughly three decades between 1964 and 1992, Kouga Hirano was in sole charge of the covers on books published by Shobunsha. Indeed, it is a rare feat for a single designer to handle all a publisher's output. Shobunsha was the standard-bearer of the counterculture in those days, ans Hirano's unique style blew a breath of fresh air through the publishing establishment.