The 2018 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 3,109 open entries submitted starting in autumn 2017: 1,828 from within Japan and 1,281 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 on display include brilliantly experimental works at the vanguard on their art, and this year was no exception: a diversified assortment of works from East and West, representing all generations, vividly demonstrated the latest advances being made in typography today.
Tokyo Type Directors Club Exhibition 2018
July 03, 2018–August 21, 2018
Traveling exhibition from ggg to ddd
ddd Uzumasa, Kyoto
July 06, 2018
kyoto ddd gallery
- Speaker: NAKAMURA Norio
Mr. Nakamura, who garnered attention as recipient of the Yusaku Kamekura Design Award in 2018, received the 2018 Tokyo TDC's RGB Prize for his film "Adrian." He described "Adrian" as an experimental work created making reference to moves in the realm of promotional videos to integrate recognition of music and lyrics. He also explained some of his most recent works, including his set of 19 imagery-linked posters, his works created in homage to Dick Bruna for the exhibition "The Secret of Simplicity: Dick Bruna's Design," and his window display titled "A Room With Hermès." Mr. Nakamura then proceeded to talk about his work for Sony and Maywa Denki tracing back to the 1990s, his PlayStation video game development in collaboration with Masahiko Sato, and advertising works he has created for various clients. In each case, the audience came to recognize Mr. Nakamura novel perspective and perception toward seeing things. He closed hid Gallery Talk with an introduction to his "dot" picture books linked to the workshop for children in Kyoto.
July 07, 2018
Children's Workshop "Dottoko Workshop: Let's Make Dot Pictures!"
Ukyo Fureai Culture Hall, Kyoto
- Lecturer: NAKAMURA Norio
The Workshop began with an introduction to Mr. Nakamura's "Dottoko Zoo," his picture book depicting a marvelous zoo in which the animals' bodies are made entirely from dots. The participants were children aged 4 to 12 and their guardians, and their assignment was to create dot pictures on the theme of their choice.
July 12, 2018
Lecture "Seeing Words, Conveying in Words: International Awards in Design, Tokyo TDC and Typography"
Sokei-kan, Kyotanabe Campus, Doshisha Women's college of Liberal Atts
- Lecturer: TERUNUMA Takako
The lecture was given by Takako Terunuma, Chief Secretary of Tokyo TDC. She first presented on overview of the organization's awards program and explained the judging method. she spoke about her own approach, as a woman, to her job entailing great responsibilities and, illustrating her talk with numerous slides, she offered up her views to the young women in the audience who likely felt anxieties toward finishing their student days and becoming productive members of society.
Photographer: MAEDA Kinichi