Fragments of Graphism
Fragments of Graphism: Events

Fragments of Graphism
Events List

3 Feb (Sat)  11: 00 ~ 19: 00 [Ended]
Critical (graphic) Design School
Host: Kensaku Kato, Kiyonori Muroga Muroga
Advance reservation unnecessary / About 30 persons each time for sheet limit (Free entrance)

Guest: Takasuke Ohnishi, Yoshihisa Tanaka, Mina Tabei, Toru Nakano, Sakura Nomiyama, Jiro Makishi etc.

The participants discusses about  20th century graphic design history in Japan by its decades.

10  Feb (Sat) 14: 00 ~ 15: 30[Ended]
Mobile Talk # 05 Tokyo
Host: Tetsuya Goto
Guest: Sulki & Min (Korea), Javin Mo (Hong Kong)
Advance reservation unnecessary / About 30 persons each time for sheet limit (Free entrance)

Tokyo edition of the talk series “Mobile Talk” touring each city in East Asia.
This time discuss graphic design exhibition referring to “Typojanchi 2013 Supertext”, “Graphic Design, 2005-2015, Seoul” and “W” with “Yellow Pages” production team (Sulki & Min, Javin Mo, Goto Tetsuya) .

10  Feb  (Sat) 16: 00 ~ 17: 45[Ended]
“What should I focus on?”

Host: So Hashizume, Kiyotoku Muroga, Koji Kato, Toshiaki Koga
A r
ound table talk on topics related to IDEA and its times  from various perspectives.
Advance reservation unnecessary / 30 first-arrived arrivals

17   Feb (Sat)
(1) 12: 30 ~ 13: 30
(2) 14: 00 ~ 15: 00
Workshop: Re-covering “Idea”

Lecturer: Daijiro Ohara
A workshop which customizes the cover of a cover of “white Idea notebook”, a imitation of dummy copy of an issue, with hand drawing, collage and so on. You choose your favorite cover design  from past issues of IDEA (“recover”) and make a cover version by various method for yourself.
Participation fee: fee to purchase the notebook.
Reservation required / Capacity 10 people [Reached the quota, but open for visitors ]

2/17 (Sat) 16: 00 ~ 17: 30
Graphic Design in Japan in the Age of Globalization
Talk Session: Ian Lynam, Alexandre Dimos
Advance reservation unnecessary / About 30 persons each time for sheet limit (Free entrance)

In the post-war period after Japanese economic miracle Japanese manufacturing Industry swept across the world market. However, since the drastic development of digital technology, it has somewhat isolated in the post-industrial world driven by information archtecture. Today, the goverment and companies in Japan have established new economic strategy with popular culture and trditional culture in Japan and trying to introduce them into the global market. In the course of these changes, how has graphic design in Japan established itself and to be interpreted in the contemporary global culture? Alexandre Dimos (deValance, B42), Ian Lynam (Wordshape) and Kiyonori Muroga (Idea) would discuss about the possibility of Japanese graphic design and its history from global ponint of view.

Alexandre Dimos is a Paris based graphic designer, editor and publisher. He co-founded deValence studio in 2001 and B42 publishing house in 2008 focusing on theoretical books about design, architecture and visual arts. He is the editor of Back Cover magazine. After a residency in Villa Kujoyama in Kyoto he published a special issue about japanese design in 2013. He is the french publisher of Bunpei Yorifuji’s books.

Ian Lynam is a multi-disciplinary designer, writer, and critic. Originally from New York, he has degrees in Graphic Design from Portland State University and CalArts. Apart from teaching typography, graphic design, motion graphics and Japanese design history in Tokyo, he’s also a writer for Idea Magazine (Japan) and Slanted Magazine (Germany).

Kiyonori Muroga is an editor, writer and lecturer. After graduating from the University of Tokyo, he has edited Idea magazine and books on graphic design, typography and visual culture since 1999 as well as contributing essays on the topics. He also teaches at various design schools including MEME Design School, Musashino Art University and Tokyo University of the Arts.