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TAKEO Poster Collection
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The TAKEO Poster Collection began in 1997, when, as part of its centennial project, TAKEO acquired the Reinhold-Brown Gallery New York Poster Collection, a broad-ranging collection of largely 20th century posters with a focus on Europe, but also including American, Russian, and Japanese posters.
The TAKEO Poster Collection is entrusted to Tama Art University, where TAKEO conducts joint research with the university’s Department of Graphic Design. Since 1998, research projects have examined the collection from a variety of perspectives.
Part of the collection is regularly exhibited as an exhibition in the “TAKEO POSTER COLLECTION Best Selection” series at Tama Art University Museum and MIHONCHO HONTEN 2F.

Main joint research activities by TAKEO and Tama Art University

  • 1999.03
  • Poster Research Project 1: TAKEO Poster Collection joint research report
  • 2001.05
  • “20th Century Poster Design Exhibition”
    held at Isetan Museum of Art
  • 2001.11
  • “Poster Research Project 2: Constructive Posters Bauhaus to Swiss Style ” published
    Edited by Poster Collaborative Research Group /Tama Art University
    Publisher: Chuo Koron Bijutsu Shuppan
  • 2011.01
  • “Typographic Posters of the 20th Century” exhibition
    held at Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum

TAKEO Poster Collection exhibitions held to date

THE TAKEO POSTER COLLECTION Best Selection 10
Neue Grafik: The Age of ‘New’ Graphic Design
Tama Art University Art-Theque: June 3rd,2016-24th
 
JOSEF MÜLLER-BROCKMANN: SERIOUSLY PLAYFUL AND PLAYFULLY SERIOUS
MIHONCHO HONTEN 2F: March 3rd, 2017-March 31st
THE TAKEO POSTER COLLECTION Best Selection 09
Psychedelic Posters
- Rock Music and Graphic Design
Tama Art University Museum: January 25th, 2014-February 23rd
MIHONCHO HONTEN 2F: February 26th, 2015-April 10th
Special exhibition
“Typographic Posters of the 20th Century”
Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum: January 29th, 2011-March 27th
Organizers: Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture/Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, Nikkei Inc.
Planning cooperation: Tama Art University
Special cooperation: TAKEO Co., Ltd.
THE TAKEO POSTER COLLECTION Best Selection 08
Graphic Design in the Electronic Age 2
- New Wave” exhibition
Tama Art University Museum: November 12th, 2008-December 18th
MIHONCHO HONTEN 2F: November 14th, 2012-December 7th
THE TAKEO POSTER COLLECTION Best Selection 07
Graphic Design in the Electronic Age
- From Swiss Typography to the New Wave
Tama Art University Museum: June 1st, 2008-June 15th
MIHONCHO HONTEN 2F: March 10th, 2010-April 9th
THE TAKEO POSTER COLLECTION Best Selection 06
Masters of Illustration Posters - Poland 2
Tama Art University Museum: November 2nd, 2007-December 16th
MIHONCHO HONTEN 2F: February 18th, 2009-March 13th
THE TAKEO POSTER COLLECTION Best Selection 05
Masters of Illustration Posters - Poland 1
Tama Art University Museum: January 6th, 2007-April 15th
MIHONCHO HONTEN 2F: July 17th, 2008-August 15th
THE TAKEO POSTER COLLECTION Best Selection 04
Masters of Illustration Posters
Tama Art University Museum: August 5th, 2008-October 22nd
MIHONCHO HONTEN 2F: February 20th, 2008-March 28th
THE TAKEO POSTER COLLECTION Best Selection 03
The standard-bearer for the installation poster, Herbert Leupin
Tama Art University Museum: April 1st, 2006-July 31st
MIHONCHO HONTEN 2F: July 19th, 2007-August 17th
THE TAKEO POSTER COLLECTION Best Selection 02
The poster designers of Ulm, Zurich, and Basel, the three sources that nurtured contemporary graphic design
Tama Art University Museum: February 1st, 2006-February 26th
MIHONCHO HONTEN 2F: February 15th, 2007-March 16th
THE TAKEO POSTER COLLECTION Best Selection 01
Tama Art University Museum: June 19th, 2005-July 14th
MIHONCHO HONTEN 2F: July 11th, 2006-July 28th
Special exhibition
“20th Century Poster Design Exhibition”
Isetan Museum of Art: May 24th, 2001-June 12th
Organizers: Tama Art University, Nikkei Inc.
Special cooperation: TAKEO Co., Ltd.