This exhibition was held to commemorate the opening of kyoto ddd gallery in the Uzumasa district of Kyoto, following its relocation from central Osaka. The exhibition space, larger than the gallery was in Osaka, displayed 133 posters selected from the DNP Graphic Design Archives as example of traditional Japanese beauty, plus an interactive works based on the displayed works created by Yugo Nakamura. The works on exhibit were divided into six generations spanning from the dawn of Japanese graphic design in the postwar period up to the present, and each generation featured masterpieces by the leading graphic designers of the period that conveyed a strong sense of Japan's traditional visual culture. The exhibition enabled visitors to trance the histoy of contemporary Japanese Poster artists who, even as they were influenced by Western design and culture, carried on Japan's unique traditional beauty in various forms. The show also offered a glimpse into the unique individuality of each of the featured artists.
DNP Graphic Design Archives Collection Ⅵ THE NIPPON POSTERS
October 09, 2014–December 20, 2014
ddd Uzumasa, Kyoto
DNP Graphic Design Archives (DGA)
Toured Chiyoda City's Hibiya Library and Museum at December 2015, while ginza graphic gallery was under renovation.