GRAPHIC TRIAL

OVERVIEW

Aim

Started in 2006, Graphic Trial Tokyo is an annual project that explores the art of progressive graphic designs and new means of creative expression in printmaking. The collaboration between promising designers and printing directors from Toppan over the last 11 years has produced posters that demonstrate both originality and technical know-how.

Sponsors

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD. Printing Museum, Tokyo

Project management

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD. Toppan Idea Center

Support

Japan Graphic Designers Association Inc.(JAGDA)

Project requirements

Each designer invited to Graphic Trial is expected to produce 5 poster works [B1 size] following the thematic guidelines of Graphic Trial. The designer may produce a series of 5 interrelated posters or 5 individual posters.

EXHIBITIONS

Finished work are exhibited at the P&P Gallery in the Toppan Building and other galleries across Japan. The posters as well as the materials taken in the course of the production processes will be displayed in all the exhibitions in Japan. Digital signage explaining how the posters were produced may be displayed for better understanding by the viewers.

SCHEDULE

  • Special exhibition

    GRAPHIC TRIAL IN HONG KONG

    Venue
    Spacae 27, Hong Kong
    Period
    10 - 18 June 2017
    Entry fee
    free of charge
  • Main exhibition

    GRAPHIC TRIAL 2017

    Venue
    P&P Gallery at the Printing Museum, Tokyo
    Period
    1 July - 17 September 2017
    Entry fee
    free of charge

LIST OF PAST PARTICIPANTS

2006
Mamoru Suzuki / Yasuhiro Sawada / Keiji Ito / Hiroki Taniguchi / Satoshi Kashimoto / Ryusuke Tanaka
2007
Katsuhiko Sibuya / Kazunari Hattori / Naomi Hirabayashi / Masahiro Aoyagi
2008
Masaaki Hiromura / Hiroaki Nagai / Kaoru Takai / Mari Yonetsu
2009
Kan Akita / Ryosuke Uehara / Kenjiro Sano / Katsuhito Yagi
2010
Norito Sinmura / Atsuki Kikuchi / Naoko Fukuoka / Masaharu Nakano
2011
Shin Sobue / Kashiwa Sato / Naoko Nakui / Takehisa Yamamoto
2012
Mitsuo Katsui & AR3Bros. / Chie Morimoto / Azumi Mitsuboshi / Kiyotaka Takeuchi
2013
Koichi Sato / Hisashi Narita / Ren Takaya / Takuya Abe
2014
Katsumi Asaba / Manabu Mizuno / Rikako Nagashima / Akihiko Nagumo
2015
Kazumasa Nagai / Masami Takahashi / Takeo Nakano / Kazu Yanagisawa
2016
Minoru Niijima / Alan Chan / Rika Eguchi / Takuya Hoda

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