Rhizomatiks: The Blind Spot of Graphic Design

Kyoto DDD Gallery

poster for Rhizomatiks: The Blind Spot of Graphic Design
Design: Hiroyasu Kimura/Kaori Fujii/Yusuke Tomoto

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Since their beginnings, the Rhizomatiks have continuously pioneered a broad spectrum of creative genres always transcending existing frameworks, employing the latest digital technologies and media spanning from web to interactive spatial design. For this exhibition they have chosen “graphic design” as their theme, a realm of design encompassing numerous intuitive elements that comes about through an extremely abstract process. Here the Rhizomatiks have attempted, by clearly verbalizing that abstract process, to bring into sharp relief the creative aspect of graphic design production, an aspect long considered elusively enigmatic. To do so they exhaustively analyzed the vast bodies of poster works of four luminaries in the pantheon of Japanese graphic designers: Ikko Tanaka, Shigeo Fukuda, Kazumasa Nagai and Tadanori Yokoo. By examining their works in terms of three elements – color schemes, composition and sensitivity – and the graphics derived from those elements’ hybridization – the Rhizomatiks probe for a new graphic design process unlike the conventional workflow: the “blind spot” of graphic design.

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from 5月 26, 2016 at 11:00 to 7月 09, 2016 at 19:00
Until 18:00 on Jun. 26 (Sun). Closed on Sundays and public holidays, except for Jun. 26 (Sun).

Opening Reception on 2016-05-26 from 17:30 to 19:00

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Rhizomatiks

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