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The 287th Exhibition
NB@ggg Neville Brody 2010
June 4 (Fri.) to June 28 (Mon.)

A decade after the FUSE exhibition, UK designer Neville Brody will finally appear at ggg.
Brody came to symbolize an era with his vivid record cover designs and art direction, particularly for The Face. The impact of such early work was so powerful that his subsequent creative life meandering through a series of twists and turns.
In Japan, the Neville Brody Exhibition at PARCO in 1990 was a major undertaking. Two decades have passed since then but Brody's creative spirit remains undiminished. In this show, his iconic works for Fetish Records and The Face are nowhere to be found. Instead, new and recent works that fill their space with powerful visuals show Neville Brody in the present tense, continuing to generate innovative, deeply impressive works.
To design something means to reflect the designer's intention in one form or another; you should face up to risks and give yourself permission to break the rules - to understand Brody's consistent approach and creative resolve may offer an opportunity for rethinking the profession of design.



ginza graphic gallery(ggg)
June 4 (Fri.) to June 28 (Mon.), 2010

DNP Ginza Bldg., 7-7-2 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061
Tel: 03-3571-5206
(closed on Sundays and national holidays)
11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. on Saturdays)
Admission free

Pre-exhibition talk event with Neville Brody

6:30-8:00pm,Thursday,June 3,2010
at T's Ginza Room 11A
  GINZA GATES 11F 5-5-14 Ginza,Chuo-ku
Free admission.Seating for 70.
Reservations required.

Please use the enquiry form on the top page to make reservations.(Japanese only)

Opening Party

Date: June 4(Fri.)2010 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Place: Ginza Graphic Gallery

*Please direct all enquiries and requests for visuals, etc., to:
ginza graphic gallery
(Ask for Ozawa at 03-3571-5206)

Neville Brody:

Born in London, Brody studied at Hornsey School of Art and at the London College of Printing (LCP) where he is now a Fellow and visiting Professor. Following his time at LCP, he joined Rocking Russian, creating a number of record covers before joining Stiff Records in 1980. At Stiff
Records, Brody continued to push visual boundaries and break new creative ground. Counter to his more commercial work at Stiff, he then became the main designer at Fetish Records, an independent record label, where he produced some of his most notable projects and iconic work.
In 1981 he was appointed art director at The Face magazine, working there until 1986, when he moved to Arena magazine. Most recently Brody has been art director of men’s fashion title Arena Homme+. In April 1988 the V&A Museum (London) held an exhibition of his work to accompany his first monograph, The Graphic Language of Neville Brody, which became the world’s best selling graphic design book. The exhibition toured Europe and Japan where it was shown in 1990.
Neville Brody Studio was renamed Research Studios in 1994, coinciding with the publication of his second book by Thames and Hudson. Research Studios now has a presence in London, Paris, Barcelona and Berlin, with further studios being planned.
Perhaps the most significant projects by Brody to-date have been the experimental languages he has produced alonside his work for the typography publication, Fuse, which has produced three major conferences with more being planned. An anniversary exhibition of Fuse was held at ggg (Japan) and in 1999 toured the world. Fuse was published by FontShop, of which Brody was a key partner and for which he has designed many typefaces, including Industria and Blur.
Key clients of Brody and his Research Studio network have included BBC, Sony, The Times
London, Nike, Dom Perignon, Parco, Asics, Apple, Microsoft, Issey Miyake, Philips, LG
Electronics, Bentley, Kenzo, Martell, Salomon, The Guardian, The Observer, Deutsche Bank, Coca Cola, Gaultier, Alexander McQueen and YSL.

nb@ggg is a major show of new and recent work by world-renowned designer Neville Brody at the Ginza Graphic Gallery in Tokyo. A true multi-disciplinary across all visual design media, Brody continues to be highly prolific and exploratory in his output.
This exhibition will bring together commercial work for clients such as men’s fashion title Arena Homme+ with commissioned or self-initiated exploratory projects such as The Freedom Space (commissioned by the London Design Museum 2009), or 4ofclubs (commissioned by Shelter London 2009) and Far Fields (2010), a new series of experimental painterly digital posters by Brody. nb@ggg will also reflect on 20 years of FUSE and innovative typography, an area in which Brody has been a leading light for over 30 years.
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