Tokyo Midtown Design Hub 53rd Exhibition
Graphic Trial Collection 2006-2015

“Graphic Trial is a project that explores the possibilities of graphic design and printmaking where leading creators collaborate with printing directors from Toppan Printing to produce original posters, the final deliverables of their printmaking experiments.
Started in 2006, the project celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. To commemorate this milestone year, an exhibition will be hosted twice to showcase a collection of all the 210 poster works produced by the 42 teams of creators and printing directors, as well as the descriptions of how their printmaking experiments were conducted.
Come and see for yourself the possibilities of printing!!

Tokyo Midtown Design Hub Special Exhibition: Graphic Trial Collection 2006-2015

[Exhibition Outline]
Venue: Tokyo Midtown Design Hub (Midtown Tower 5F)
Dates:
Part 1) September 18 Fri – October 4 Sun 2015
Part 2) October 8 Thu – October 24 Sat 2015
Open daily 11am–7pm, Admission Free
Organized by Toppan Printing Co.,Ltd.
Co-organized by Tokyo Midtown Design Hub
Produced by Graphic Arts Center, Toppan and Printing Museum, Tokyo

[Exhibitors]
Part 1) September 18 Fri – October 4 Sun 2015
Masahiro Aoyagi, Kan Akita, Ryosuke Uehara, Satoji Kashimoto, Mitsuo Katui and AR Brothers, Kashiwa Sato, Yasuhiro Sawada, Shin Sobue, Masami Takahashi, Ren Takaya, Hiroki Taniguchi, Kazumasa Nagai, Rikako Nagashima, Masaharu Nakano, Akihiko Nagumo, Hisashi Narita, Naomi Hirabayashi, Masaaki Hiromura, Naoko Fukuoka, Azumi Mitsuboshi and Mari Yonezu

Part 2) October 8 Thu – October 24 Sat 2015
Katsumi Asaba, Takuya Abe, Keiji Ito, Atsuki Kikuchi, Koichi Sato, Kenjiro Sano, Katsuhiko Shibuya, Norito Shinmura, Mamoru Suzuki, Kaoru Takai, Kiyotaka Takeuchi, Ryusuke Tanaka, Hiroaki Nagai, Takeo Nakano, Naoko Nakui, Kazunari Hattori, Manabu Mizuno, Chie Morimoto, Katsuhito Yagi, Kazu Yanagisawa and Takehisa Yamamoto

[Related Events]
A series of talk events by creators and a design workshop to actually print participants’ works will be held.

1) Talk Events (80 seats each, bookings required)

– Vol.1: Sat, 19 Spt, 4pm–5.30pm
Norito Shinmura, Hiroaki Nagai and Kazunari Hattori
– Vol.2: Sat, 3 Oct, 1pm–2.30pm
Katsuhiko Shibuya, Hiroki Taniguchi and Masaaki Hiromura
– Vol.3: Sat, 3 Oct, 4pm–5.30pm
Ryosuke Uehara, Atsuki Kikuchi and Rikako Nagashima
– Vol.4: Sat, 17 Oct, 4pm–5.30pm
Katsumi Asaba and Kashiwa Sato

2) Workshop

Participants are invited to actually print their designs to see the results. They will experience 3 steps from theme orientation, submitting data to printers and review on color proofs, supported by printing directors from Toppan Printing.

– Instructor: Koichi Sato
– Theme Orientation: Sat, 26 Spt, 1pm-2.30pm
– Review: Sat, 24 Oct, 1pm-2.30pm
– 20 seats, bookings required

Venue: International Design Liaison Center (located in Design Hub)
Details and bookings: Special Site