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Wim Crouwel Fascinated by the grid

  • The gallery walls displayed posters created by Crouwel during his career spanning more than 50 years. A clear division was made between his works created before and after the advent of desktop publishing. Crouwel's first posters employing a grid system. made in conjunction with his work for Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. were displayed symbolically together with enlarged sheets. The display tables featured very rare sketches of his “New Alphabet” font. as well as postage stamps, calendars and other items of his design. The gallery pillars were used to show photos of exhibitions he directed and his visual identity works. In this way, the exhibition functioned as the first introduction in Japan to the complete body of contributions Wim Crouwel has made to numerous fields throughout his prolific career.

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  • Exhibition Name

    Wim Crouwel Fascinated by the grid

  • Period

    December 14, 2017–March 17, 2018

  • Exhibition Type

    Traveling exhibition from ddd to ggg

  • Venue

    ddd Uzumasa, Kyoto

  • Featured Designers

  • Poster Designers

  • July 05, 2022

  • December 14, 2017

    kyoto ddd gallery

  • March 03, 2018

    kyoto ddd gallery

  • December 05, 2017

    Kyoto University of Art and Design


Photographer: YOSHIDA Akihito

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