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Typographic Composition, Yoshihisa Shirai

  • In the exhibition title refers to composition that includes the space in which lettering is arranged and configured on a page. The exhibition displayed many such works by Shirai, who is active mainly in book and editorial design, including both his beautiful book designs and meticulously designed two-page spreads entirely in black lettering. The gallery walls were left completely white, while the books he had designed were set out neatly on white tables, creating a beautiful, serene space. The gallery's outer wall surfaces of glass allowed the exhibit to be seen from outside, seemingly floating in space. Besides Shirai's actual works, also introduced were materials he has used as references in the course of creating his typography. Showing how Shirai has borrowed or referred to knowledge and compositions of the past and transformed them in his works, the exhibition enabled visitors to enjoy the truly profound world of typographic composition.

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  • Exhibition Name

    Typographic Composition, Yoshihisa Shirai

  • Period

    January 19, 2019–March 16, 2019

  • Exhibition Type

    Traveling exhibition from ggg to ddd

  • Venue

    ddd Uzumasa, Kyoto

  • Featured Designers

  • Poster Designers

  • January 12, 2019
    Gallery Talk
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    “Typographic Composition and Book Formats” (Case studies)

  • February 15, 2019
    Gallery Talk
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    “Restrictions and Freedom”

  • January 26, 2019
    Gallery Tours
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Photographer: YOSHIDA Akihito

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