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  • Fukuoka MIHONCHO | BOOKS: Isao Mitobe x Naoko Nakui traveling exhibition

This exhibition was well received when we held it in March 2024 at MIHONCHO HONTEN in Tokyo, so we are taking it on the road as a traveling exhibition, holding it next at Fukuoka MIHONCHO. 
BOOKS: Isao Mitobe x Naoko Nakui Fukuoka exhibition
May 20th, 2024 (Mon.) - June 28th, 2023 (Fri.)
closed on Saturday, Sunday and official holidays

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.
・Visitors who answer the questionnaire at the venue will receive a special BOOKS exhibition mini sample.

・Catalogue: BOOKS Isao Mitobe x Naoko Nakui (4,400 yen including tax)
A two-volume catalog presenting information about the book designs exhibited—thirty books each by Mitobe and Nakui together with photographs by Sayuki Inoue—will be on sale at the venue.
*Please note that only cash is accepted at the venue.
*The catalog can also be purchased online at products.takeopaper.com.
Book designers:
Isao Mitobe
Born in 1979, Mitobe graduated from Tama Art University in 2002. He began taking on book design work while still in college, and continues to do so to this 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 at an advertising agency, she began doing book design work, and continues to do so to this day. Her awards include the 45th Kodansha Publication Culture Award for book design in 2014.

Venue and Contact info
TAKEO Co., Ltd. Fukuoka MIHONCHO  (TAKEO Co., Ltd. Fukuoka Branch) 
1-9-20 Yutaka, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka 812-0042   map
Tel. 092-411-4531

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