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  • [MIHONCHO HONTEN] BOOKS: Isao Mitobe × Naoko Nakui

Dates: March 4th, 2024 (Mon.) — April 12th, 2024 (Fri.)
Open hours: 11: 00 - 18: 00
Except: Saturdays, Sundays, official holidays

* Special Saturday opening:
March 16th, 2024 (Sat.)  13: 00 - 17: 00

Isao Mitobe and Naoko Nakui each began their singular focus on book design at about the same time. This exhibition reveals details about the materials, bookmaking, and design involved in thirty books by Mitobe and thirty by Nakui from the repertoires of projects they have worked on over the years. Enjoy the latest on book design from these two creators who take contrasting approaches to their work, with Mitobe pursuing simplified, streamlined design and Nakui making full use of materials and processes.

Book designers Isao Mitobe
  Born in 1979, Mitobe graduated from Tama Art University in 2002. 
  While a student in university, he began doing book design work, 
  which he has continued to the present day. His awards include
  the 42nd Kodansha Publication Culture Award  for book design in 2011.
  Naoko Nakui
  Born in 1976, Nakui graduated from Musashino Art University  in 1997.
  After working for an advertising agency, she began doing book design
  work, which she has continued to the present day. Her awards 
  include the 45th Kodansha Publication Culture Award for book design
  in 2014.
Exhibition catalog BOOKS: Isao Mitobe × Naoko Nakui
  This two-volume catalog presents information about  the book designs
   exhibited—thirty books each by Mitobe and Nakui—together with
   photos by Sayuki Inoue.
  Book design: Isao Mitobe and Naoko Nakui
  Photography: Sayuki Inoue
  Publisher: TAKEO Co., Ltd.
  Price: 4,000 yen + tax
  The catalog can be purchased at the exhibition venue and 
  products.takeopaper.com starting March 4, 2024.
Cooperation Boris Zakkaten; Chikumashobo Ltd.; Chuokoron-Shinsha, Inc.;
  K.K. Daiwashobo; K.K. Fujiko F. Fujio Pro; Gentosha Inc.;
  Graphic-sha Publishing Co., Ltd.; Hayakawa Publishing, Inc.;
  Heibonsha Limited; Hermès Japan K.K.; Kadokawa Corporation;
  Kadokawa Culture Promotion Foundation; Kawade Shobo Shinsha, Ltd.;
  Kodansha Ltd.; Kokushokankokai Inc.; Nanarokusha Publishing Inc.;
  NHK Publishing, Inc.; Parco Co., Ltd.; G.K. Public Brain;
  Saku Publishing Co., Ltd.; K.K. Sakuhinsha; G.K. Satoyamasha;
   K.K. Sayusha; K.K. Seidosha; Shityosha Co., Ltd.; Shogakukan Inc.;
  Shueisha Inc.; Suisou Books; Toyokan Shuppan Inc.
   (Listed in alphabetical order) 
Organizer TAKEO Co., Ltd.

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