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    —Designing books with painter and book designer Tamon Yahagi—

The gallery space at the Yodoyabashi MIHONCHO showroom regularly holds various events
that expand the potential of paper.

"FINE FLUTE / fine mold"
Dates: September 9th, 2022 (Fri.) - October 30th, 2022 (Sun.)
           11: 00 - 18: 00

Creative Director: UMA/design farm
Cooperation: Tamon Yahagi

“DESIGNER × PROJECT” features designers working on serial projects.
The third DESIGNER × PROJECT exhibition centers around designing books
with painter and book designer Tamon Yahagi.

Yahagi taught himself design while traveling between Japan and India starting in his teens,
and has been designing books for about two decades. For this show, he has selected about fifty
books from the over 600 books that he has designed. This exhibition presents the hidden side
to how he engages in his distinctive book designs, together with rough drafts, color proofing,
and stories about how he has gone about choosing paper.

Tamon Yahagi

Painter and book designer. Born in 1980 in Yokohama, Japan.
Started traveling to India and Nepal every year at the age of nine.
Left school in his first year in junior high school, and began to produce drawings in pen and ink.
Starting in 1995, began traveling between Southern India and Japan about every six months
and holding exhibitions in Yokohama and Tokyo. The publication of Indo Marugoto Tamonten
(Shumpusha Publishing) in 2002 led him to begin designing books, of which he has designed
over 600 to date. Moved to Kyoto, Japan in 2012. Launched the publishing business Ambooks,
and engages in activities celebrating books and related topics, such as hosting the HONTOCO RADIO
podcast. Authored books include Hon to Hataraku (Kawade Shobo Shinsha), Hon no Engawa
(Shumpusha Publishing), Tamon no Indo Damon (Mishimasha Publishing),
and Utsukushitte Nan Daro? (Sekaishisosha-Kyogakusha). Co-authored books include
Tara Books (Genkosha) and Hon wo Okuru (Sanrinsha).


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