Once a week since last February, we have been gathering in each of our own companies to prepare for the JAGDA New Designer Awards Exhibition. Partly because two of us already know each other, several meetings have been held in a breezy atmosphere.

While the joy of expression is evident in this exhibition, emphasis was placed on “clarifying one’s intention” – what our thought processes and goals were, and how we came up with that particular expression. We’ve also prepared a comprehensive pamphlet about the work displayed. Please do take one to read at your leisure.
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In addition, because we three are newcomers and we’d like our names to be recognized, we’ve decided on a direct mail design with our names in large letters. We’ve also placed a poster on the outside wall of the venue with our names printed in large letters that can be seen even from afar, which is quite a sight!

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We each have our own section in the venue. Moreover, the wooden walls where our pieces are displayed are designed to form a wooden container when stacked. This allows for easy transport during our traveling exhibition to five places around Japan.

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My pieces on display include work for Marumatsu Seichajo’s “san grams,” D-BROS calendars and cards, “Tabar,” a product made of brass, and “SWP/light01,” a paper light.

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The exhibition will run until July 1 (Friday) at the Ginza Creation Gallery G8 in Ginza, Tokyo. Please drop by if you’re in the area!

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The JAGDA New Designer Awards was established by the Japan Graphic Designers Association (JAGDA) which was founded in 1978. Since 1983, these awards are considered to be the gateway to success for designers, having turned out 101 designers who are succeeding at the forefront of design. The awards have also garnered the attention of those in the design and advertising industries. This year marks the 34th year that these awards have been given, and Yuri Uenishi, Eriko Kawakami, and Masashi Murakami have been chosen among 169 new designer candidates after rigorous screenings. At the venue, you will find the pieces that have won them the awards, as well as their recent work of mainly posters and small graphic pieces.

Dates: June 7 (Tue) – July 1 (Fri) 2016
Venue: Creation Gallery G8
Hours: 11:00am – 7:00pm (closed on Sundays and holidays)
Address: 1F Recruit Ginza 8 Building, 8-4-17 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Calendars and cards designed by Eriko Kawakami, and other D-BROS products are available for purchase at the exhibition for its duration. Please do have a look after viewing the exhibition.

The “273rd Creative Salon”
A talk session will be held during the JAGDA New Designer Awards Exhibition. We look forward to seeing you there.
Date and Time: 7:10 pm – 8:40 pm, June 27, 2016 (Mon)
Panel: Kazunari Hattori, Yuri Uenishi, Eriko Kawakami, Masashi Murakami
Venue: Creation Gallery G8

Traveling Exhibitions
Traveling exhibitions to Heiwa Paper’s Paper Voice Osaka (scheduled on the evening of July 8), Shiga, Niigata, Aichi, and Shizuoka are being planned.

Please also have a look and read about Ms. Kawakami’s thoughts about her design work and behind-the-scenes, secret stories about production in our D-BROS MAGAZINE.
For Your Enjoyment of Delicious Tea
Presenting “the days,” a Tear-off Calendar with Cutouts to Tear Off Each Day: The 1st Installment of D-BROS’s calendars for 2016!

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▼D-BROS WEB STORE NEWS
Because we’d like more people to experience the appeal of the Creator’s Diary, our classic product, the 2016 Creator’s Diary is now available at the D-BROS WEB STORE at a special introductory price of 1000 yen (incl. tax)! Please don’t miss this chance!

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