The opening exhibition for 2008 at the ginza graphic gallery (ggg) will be “Toda
Today Poster Art by Seiju Toda.”
What sort of art is present in poster design?
A single poster includes both lunacy and stillness, constructed to maintain their tension and
balance. The immeasurable freedom of inspiration abounds there to create images of the inner
heart that transcend the bounds of two-dimensional expression. This exhibition reconsiders
Japanese poster art and knocks on the portals of uncharted possibilities by way of the creations
of Seiju Toda, overflowing with adventure and surprise.
The exhibition features around 80 posters, from his famous work for Suntory Royal to those
for VIVRE, Isetan, AERA, the X-ray series, and the current focus of attention, the HEIAN series
(now on a tour of cities in America and elsewhere).