This was the third ddd experimental exhibition, Design Print, Paper. Lead type and flat bed letterpress was tried. Since printing was established as an information processing industry, as importance was placed on the speed of processing and mass production, letterpress gave way to offset printing. The reason why letterpress, however, still has solid supporters is because along with the shadings created by lead type, which have a strength close to handwriting and even have an almost warm beauty, the subtle spaces in the set type emphasize the beauty of Japanese characters. This time especially, new approaches were made to type not just as letters for printing but as a design with the theme of the "Tale of the Bamboo Cutter."
Design, Print, Paper Exhibition Part Ⅲ
September 27, 1994–October 25, 1994
ddd Dojima, Osaka
We did not make a poster for this exhibition. The images used are the works exhibited in the exhibition (design: Keizo MATSUI)