DNP to Host Virtual Vivid, A Virtual Exhibition of the Works of Ilya Kuvshinov

Access from Smartphones or PCs

Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (DNP) is pleased to announce that from April 28 to May 31, 2020 it will host Virtual VIVID, a virtual exhibition of the works of popular illustrator Ilya Kuvshinov, who has gathered more than 1.79 million worldwide Instagram followers. 

Virtual VIVID will take several works included in “VIVID Ilya Kuvshinov Works Exhibition,” held in November 2019 to great response at the art center 3331 Arts Chiyoda in Tokyo. 

Kuvshinov is an illustrator who posts his illustrations on SNS. His posts have garnered enormous popularity worldwide.

  

Virtual VIVID

The contents of this latest virtual exhibition can be viewed from the user's smartphone or PC, meaning the user can enjoy the colorful illustrations created by Ilya, free from the constraints of time or place. The virtual reality contents were created in partnership with Gugenka®, which has an established track record in the areas of augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and mixed reality (MR) referred to as cross reality (XR). To coincide with the exhibition, VIVID original merchandise will also be on sale at the on-demand mail order site FUN'S PROJECT MARKET (*Japanese version only).

As a result of hosting such virtual exhibitions, DNP will propose to people around the world a new contents viewing experience that is different to exhibitions at real venues.

Exhibition

Title: 

Virtual VIVID” Ilya Kuvshinov Works Exhibition

Dates:

April 28th to May 31st, 2020

Sponsor:

Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.

Co-sponsor and producer:

Gugenka®

Cooperation and general supervision: 

The Gamin Studios Inc.

Official website:

http://vivid.gugenka.jp/

Access method:

You can access from the virtual SNS Cluster and VR platform - VR Chat. Please confirm the venue URL from the official website.

Access Notes

  • Please visit the aforementioned URL in an environment where you can operate Cluster or VR Chat.
  •  It is necessary to create an account for Cluster or VR Chat and install software in advance.
  •  Cluster can also be accessed from a PC or smartphone. Access can be achieved without special equipment, such as a head mounted display.
  •  VR Chat should be accessed from a PC. Access can be achieved without special equipment, such as a head mounted display.

Ilya Kuvshinov

Russian born illustrator currently living in Yokohama, Japan. Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Moscow. Mastered digital illustration at a game company, and later worked as a director of motion comics. Relocated to Japan In 2014 and commenced freelance activities. Released MOMENTARY his first book, from PIE International in 2016. Active in the Japanese animation industry since 2017. Responsible for character design for the movie Birthday Wonderland and Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045 to be exclusively distributed worldwide by Netflix in 2020.

Gugenka®

Developed numerous businesses that combine the real world with the world depicted in Japanese animation driven by XR, VR, AR, and MR.

 Representative works include Shinonome Megu Utate Onpukko, and the popular anime digital figure "HoloModels™.

FUN'S PROJECT MARKET

An on-demand mail order site where users can design and purchase using various contents including anime, manga and games licensed by DNP from companies and organizations.