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Tokyo Type Directors Club Exhibition 2017

  • The 2017 Tokyo Type Directors Club Exhibition introduced the results of an international competition organized by the Tokyo Type Directors Club (TDC) that brought together an array of today's most advanced works of typography. Award winners were selected from a pool of 3,006 open entries submitted starting in autumn 2016: 1,907 from within Japan and 1,099 from overseas. In all, approximately 150 works of typography were on display: not only the 10 award-winning works, but also works that reached the nomination stage as well as other outstanding entries. Every year the selections include exciting, impressive works of an experimental nature, but this year, as if to celebrate the TDC's 30th anniversary, the line up was especially brilliant, embracing some of the world's leading designers with aspirations to garner a TDC Award.

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  • Exhibition Name

    Tokyo Type Directors Club Exhibition 2017

  • Period

    July 04, 2017–August 22, 2017

  • Exhibition Type

    Traveling exhibition from ggg to ddd

  • Venue

    ddd Uzumasa, Kyoto

  • Featured Designers


  • Poster Designers

  • July 08, 2017
    Gallery Talk
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    The first half of the Gallery Talk by Kazunari Hattori, who is a Tokyo TDC director and judge, was dedicated to brief explanations, and his commentary, of the prize-winning works on show at the gallery, with reference made to the lectures that had been given by the winners at "TDC Dayu" held in Tokyo. In the second half Mr. Hattori introduced his own works on exhibit. His book design for Yuichi Yokoyama's ICELAND, winner of the Special Prize, makes bold use of awful fonts: Iwata Mincho for Japanese and MS Gothic for Romanized text — in pursuit of design that brings together what isn't great and makes something presentable of it. In Mr. Hattori's more than 10 years of work created for the music team of QURULI, who hail from Kyoto, Mr. Hattori respects the ideas offered by its members. For POLA's new VI, he uses a continuous pattern of polka-dots and minimal forms, developing this into everything from stationery to shop design. (On the Sunday when the gallery was specially opened, a Gallery Tour was led by Tokyo TDC's Takako Terunuma.)


Photographer: MAEDA Kinichi

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