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Persona, Exhibition of Graphic Design in Tokyo
Persona, Exhibition of Graphic Design in Tokyo
Persona, Exhibition of Graphic Design in Tokyo
Persona, Exhibition of Graphic Design in Tokyo
Persona, Exhibition of Graphic Design in Tokyo
Persona, Exhibition of Graphic Design in Tokyo

Title, Year

Persona, Exhibition of Graphic Design in Tokyo, 1965

Designer

Ikko Tanaka (1930–2002)

Size (h x w)

Japan, 8 x 7.875", 70 pp., Japanese

Rare. Organized by Masaru Katsumie (with assistance from Ikko Tanaka) and held at the Matsuya Ginza department store in Tokyo, Japan in 1965, Persona was an exhibition of graphic design objecting to the increasing impersonality of design and emphasizing individuality in design work. This important exhibit featured the second, younger generation coupled with the more established names including (16) Japanese and international designers: Awazu Kiyoshi, Fukuda Shigeo, Hosoya Gan, Katayama Toshihiro, Katsui Mitsuo, Kimura Tsunehisa, Nagai Kazumasa, Tanaka Ikko, Uno Akira, Wada Makoto, Yokoo Tadanori, Yusaku Kamekura, and Paul Davis, Louis Dorfsman, Karl Gerstner and Jan Lenica – the last four who Tanaka had met and admired during his travels between 1960–1965.

This historically significant collection includes the small size exhibition poster (14.25 x 20.25”, one-sided) and catalog with an introduction, participant text, list of works displayed with black/white portraits and examples of design work. Trade advertising towards the back. Wonderful!

A near fine softcover, stapled, paper wrapper exhibition catalog and folded (vertically and horizontally) poster with light wear near the edges and a small amount of foxing.

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