• The first exhibition, "Trans-Art 91," is held on January 16. In October, the first issue of "gggBooks World Graphic Design Series" is published. The first issue features Polish master Henryk Tomaszewski.

  • World Events

    The Yugoslav federation collapses, and momentum builds for the creation of the European Union. China and South Korea establish diplomatic relations. The Barcelona Olympic and Paralympic Games are held. The five-day school week starts in public schools in Japan. The government enacts the International Peace Cooperation Law.

  • Graphic Design's Events

    Computer is now a major tool for graphic expression and several applications has became available, including the commercialization of "Magukurabu (Mag Club)," a color page design system for printed publications, and the release of "Painter(TM) 1.2 Japanese version," software for drawing in full color on the Macintosh.

  • JAGDA New Designer Award

    Masato Oki(b.1957) Kotaro Hirano(b.1959) Ken Miki(b.1955)

  • ADC Grand Prix

    Television Commercial. The Changing Face of the World, "AERA," Asahi Shimbun Publishing

  • TDC Grand Prix

    Masayoshi Nakajo TACTICS DESIGN-O-SERIES

  • Media

    Anime TV shows “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon," "Crayon Shin-chan," and "YuYu Hakusho" go on air. A US television drama titled "Twin Peaks" becomes a big hit. Shinji Nojima, who wrote the script for the drama “Yujo (Friendship)," draws attention. The video game "Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride” (for Super Nintendo Entertainment System) is released.

  • Culture

    The camping boom arrives and the automobile-camping market takes off. Mamoru Mohri becomes the first Japanese space shuttle crew member to go into space. The Japanese pop group “Checkers" disbands at the end of the year. Sumo wrestler Takanohana and actress Rie Miyazawa become engaged (but the engagement is called off in 1994). Singer/songwriter Yutaka Ozaki passes away.

  • Japanese Buzzword Award

    Kin-san and Gin-san (Kin Narita and Gin Kanie)

  • Word of the Year


  • Hit Items

    Swatch watches, Remon no Shizuku (lemon drops) and other lemon-based beverages, RVs

  • Pop Music

    Japanese Music Kome Kome CLUB: “Kimi ga Iru Dake de" Chisato Moritaka: "Watashi ga Obasan ni Nattemo" Southern All Stars: "Namida no Kiss"

    Western music Red Hot Chili Peppers: "Under The Bridge" Whitney Houston: "I Will Always Love You Boyz II Men: "End of the Road" TLC: "Baby-Baby-Baby"

Exhibitions in 1992