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.
TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD. Toppan Idea Center
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.
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.