The DNP Foundation for Cultural Promotion is promoting cultural development in
the fields of graphic design and graphic arts in cooperation with the ginza graphic
gallery (ggg), the ddd gallery, and the CCGA (Center for Contemporary Graphic
Art). In addition to exhibitions at these institutions, the foundation is also
running an archive project for the systematic collection, storage, and management
of works of graphic design and related information, which it regards as social
This exhibition displays 123 out of some 5,600 works by 69 designers donated
to the DNP Archives of Graphic Design, which are now being shown in Ginza for
the first time.
Works are displayed by pairs of designers for comparison. Many of the famous
posters produced in the history of Japanese graphic design were born out of rivalry
with other artists of the same generation. The comparison of such outstanding
works clearly reveals both the extent of their relevance to their times and the
individuality of the artists concerned.