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    Sixty Years of TAKEO DESK DIARY

Dates: December 11th, 2017 (Mon.)—January 19th, 2018 (Fri.)
Open hours: 10:00-19:00
Except: Saturdays, Sundays, official holidays, December 29th-January 4th
*Open until 17:00 on January 5th.

Sixty years have passed since the first TAKEO DESK DIARY was made in 1958, for the calendar year 1959.
Many creators have invested their time and skill in it over the years during a period that corresponds with
the history of postwar Japanese design, with considerable craftmanship and skill going into its printing and binding.
The exhibition presents all 60 editions , including the 2018 edition, as well as
production details for the whole series  and footage of the bookbinding process.
See for yourself how TAKEO DESK DIARY has developed over the course of six decades.

Organizer: TAKEO Co., Ltd.
Direction: Yasuhito Nagahara
The TAKEO DESK DIARY has been created and published by TAKEO Co., Ltd.
since the 1959 edition was produced in 1958, making the 2018 diary the 60th edition.
Hiromu Hara  designed the first edition, and Nippon Design Center handled the design and printing in the early years.
Japan's leading graphic designers and creators have worked on it since the latter half of the 1970s.
In 1976, the binding of the TAKEO DESK DIARY was changed from the previously used spiral binding to
the 'sebiraki' binding method used in this year's TAKEO DESK DIARY, which opens to expose the text block spine.
TAKEO's third President, Eiichi Takeo, asked Matsuo Kamijima, the current Chairman of
Misuzudo Bindery, for this binding, which was successfully achieved through trial and error.
The paper and printing of each year's TAKEO DESK DIARY are highlights not to be missed.

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