The 1st Contemporary Art Festival : Art Critic Shuzo Takiguchi and his Favorite Poster Arts
July 1- September 15, 1982
Gyujin Takamura Exhibition
May 20 - June 20, 1982
Contemporary Japanese Posters
April 10 - May 13, 1982
Dialogue with Art ’82
February 6 - March 28, 1982
A Panorama of Contemporary Art in Japan : Japanese-style Painting
November 3 - December 20, 1981
Toyama Now ’81
July 5 - September 23, 1981
Grand Opening Announcement of the Museum of Modern Art, Toyama
July 4, 1981
Exhibition Posters of Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design
Since 2022 (Joan Miró and Japan) by Nagai Hiroaki
Born in 1957. Graduated Tokyo Metropolitan KOGEI High School. After a stint at Breakfast Inc., established his own design firm, N.G. inc. in 1989, with a concentration in advertising design, as well as branding, CI [corporate identity] and VI [visual identity] development, book design, and spatial design. Served as a professor at Tokyo Zokei University [until March of 2022], and is a member of the Tokyo Art Directors Club [ADC], Japan Graphic Design Association Inc. [JAGDA], and Tokyo Type Directors Club [TDC]. Winner of the Silver Prize [IPT2009] and Bronze Prize [IPT2012] at the "International Poster Triennial Toyama" [IPT] [hosted by the Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design], he is the winner of several prizes domestically and abroad. His major works include the development of the CI and VI branding for Sagawa Express, graphic design advertising for Yokohama Rubber "PRGR," "egg," and "ADVAN" campaigns, art direction for Sogetsu Ikebana, and exhibitions of advertising visuals and illustrated books, such as the exhibition at the Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art DIC.
Since 2019 (Beauty of Japanese Art and Design From Rimpa and Ukiyo-e to Present Art) by Ken Miki
Ken Miki was born in Kobe in 1955. In 1982 he established Ken Miki & Associates. Throughout his career he has undertaken “design by talking” – developing a design by a process similar to speaking – and “design by listening” – designing by probing the origins of things. Working from an underlying theme of “becoming aware of awareness,” he infuses emotional communication into serene expression. His major works to date include: the kit for the 2003 Icograda Congress in Nagoya; promotion of the ThinkPad for IBM Japan, Ltd.; and logomarks for BELLE MAISON, Osaka University of Pharmaceutical Sciences, KEIKYU Department Store, and other clients. In recent years he has been developing his “APPLE” project about designing how to learn. A book introducing the project’s content has been published by Lars Müller Publishers of Switzerland. In 2015, he held the “APPLE+ Learning to Design, Designing to Learn” exhibition at ggg. Among the awards he has received to date are the JAGDA New Designer Award, Japan Typography Annual Grand Prix, Tokyo Type Directors Club Bronze Award, the IPT Silver Prize, 18th Yusaku Kamekura Design Award, and the New York Art Directors Club Bronze Award. He is a director of JAGDA and a member of Tokyo TDC and AGI. He currently serves as a professor at the Osaka University of Arts.
Since 2017 To 2019 (100YEARS OF CZECH DESIGN) by Taku Satoh
Special Exhibition Posters of the Museum of Modern Art, Toyama
The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama has published its special exhibition posters designed by the world-renowned graphic designer Mr. Kazumasa Nagai since the museum opened.
These posters, which have become a big feature of the museum and are so characteristic that you can tell them at once. As well as clearly showing contents of the exhibitions, they have featured Mr. Nagai's unique expressions and sophisticated finishing techniques. The posters have won many prizes at home and abroad. With the unique designs by Mr. Nagai, they themselves are impressive art works which play prelude to exhibitions before they start and, after exhibitions are over, make us to recall the exhibitions.
As far as we know, it is one and single case that one designer has designed posters for one museum for such a long period. The first one was for opening of the Museum of Modern Art, Toyama in 1980. Since then, Mr. Nagai has designed 249 posters over 36 years.
Since 1981~2016 by Nagai Kazumasa