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  • [MIHONCHO HONTEN] A forest of books related to typography

Dates: September 2nd, 2019 (Mon.) - October 11th, 2019 (Fri.)
closed on Saturday, Sunday, official holidays

ATypI is an international typography conference organized by Association Typographique Internationale.
In celebration of this, the first ATypI conference held in Japan, an exhibition on typography and books
is being held as an ATypI 2019 Tokyo satellite exhibition.

Graphic designer Tsuyokatsu Kudo is exhibiting a selection of books on typography chosen based
on his personal perspective on the themes of paper as well as letters/characters, printing, and book
design. Items on display include rare books from the end of the nineteenth century put out by the
small publisher Kelmscott Press headed by William Morris, thanks to the special cooperation
of Morisawa Inc.




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Direction:       Tsuyokatsu Kudo

Completed studies at Kuwasawa Design School in 1973.
Established Design Laboratory Inc. in 1976. Projects
include art direction for books and magazines and
design of exhibition posters and catalogs, as well as
writing reviews on graphics, typography, and book
design. Served as lecturer at the Department of Visual
Communication Design, Musashino Art University from
1995 to 2006. Served as professor from 2006 to 2013,
and then as visiting professor from 2013 to 2014 at
Tokyo Metropolitan University’s Department of System
Design / Graduate School of System Design. Publications
he has written or served as supervising editor on include
Henshu Dezain no Kyokasho, Dai 4 Han (Textbook for
Editorial Design, 4th Edition
), Dezain Kaitai Shinsho
(Analysis of Work & Essentials of Design), Shomotsu
no Jiku
(The space-time of books), and Moji Kumi
Dezain Koza
(Course on spacing design). Awards
received include the 7th Kuwasawa Award in 1999,
the gold prize for catalogs at the 52nd National Catalog
& Poster Contest in 2010, the Asia-Pacific Cultural
Centre for UNESCO (ACCU) Prize at the 45th Japan
Book Design Awards in 2011, and the 48th Kodansha
Publication Culture Award for Book Design in 2017.
Served as juror for the Kuwasawa Award, the design
review of the emblem for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo,
and others.

Special Sponsorship: Morisawa Inc   
Related Links: 「ATypI 2019 TOKYO」please click here for detail
(ATypI websaite)


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