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    New Printing—Multicolor printing on colored paper

Dates: December 3rd, 2018 (Mon.)—January 15th, 2019 (Tue.)
Open hours: 10:00-19:00
Except: Saturdays, Sundays, official holidays, December 29th-January 6th
*Open until 17:00 on January 7th.
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Colored paper is appealing because it offers a depth of color that cannot be achieved by printing alone.
This exhibition presents an experiment at printing art photography on colored paper,
an unusual choice for multicolor printing. This approach creates value and potential for printing
that goes further than simple reproduction. The result is “New Printing,” an exciting crossover
between photography, design, and printing.


 
Art direction
   Naonori Yago
 
Printing direction
   Katsumi Kumakura

Photography
   Mikiya Takimoto

Organizer
   TAKEO Co., Ltd.

Cooperation
   GINZA TSUTAYA BOOKS, SEIGENSHA Art Publishing, Inc., the editing department at Design no Hikidashi, and
   Yamada Photo Process Co., Ltd.

Related publication
   Mikiya Takimoto’s mikiya takimoto colors (SEIGENSHA)
   This limited-edition collection of posters was produced jointly by GINZA TSUTAYA BOOKS and SEIGENSHA.
   The posters feature photographs with impressively beautiful color, each printed to take advantage of the color
   of one of seven different types of colored paper. The collection is on sale at the venue during the exhibition.
 
   Format: A collection of seven posters of different sizes / Envelope 375 mm × 525 mm / Color
   Price: 15,000 yen (16,200 yen incl. tax)

Profiles
   Naonori Yago
   Art director, graphic designer
 
   Born in 1986 in Shizuoka Prefecture. Graduated from Musashino Art University with a degree
   in Visual Communication Design. Joined Hakuhodo Inc. in 2009 and then Six Inc. in 2013.
   Projects include handling art direction for Laforet HARAJUKU, the JOSEPH fashion brand,
   and the Mikiya Takimoto exhibition “crossover” at Laforet Museum, as well as designing CD jackets for RADWIMPS,
   Chara, Masaki Suda, and Akiko Yano. Awards include the Tokyo ADC award, D&AD Award,
   and the New York ADC Bronze award.
 
 
   Katsumi Kumakura
   Director, chief technical officer, and printing arts director at Yamada Photo Process Co., Ltd.
 
   Born in 1947 in Tokyo. After working for Toppan Printing, he joined Yamada Photo Process Co., Ltd. in 2007.
   Over the course of more than forty years, he has collaborated with leading Japanese graphic designers,
   photographers,and other creators to produce works using high-grade printing.
   Other activities include serving as a part-timer lecturer at Kanazawa College of Art and lecturing
   at MeMe Design School.
 
 
   Mikiya Takimoto
   Photographer
 
   Born in 1974 in Aichi Prefecture. Entered the world of photography in 1991 at the age of 16.
   In 1992, he moved to Tokyo and worked at a studio before beginning an apprenticeship under Tamotsu Fujii in 1994.
   Became an independent photographer in 1998 establishing Mikiya Takimoto Photograph Office.
   Projects span a wide range of fields, from advertising photography, graphic art, and editorial work
   to commercial films. He began shooting movies in 2012, drawing upon his extensive experience
   in photography and film, along with his artistic perspective. His debut film Like Father,
   Like Son (Soshite Chichininaru), directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda, won the Prix du Jury
   at the 66th Cannes Film Festival. He has created a unique cinematic world as the cinematographer
   of the films Our Little Sister (Umimachi Diary) and The Third Murder (Sandome no Satsujin).
 

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