Kari Piippo "Kari Piippo Posters & Drawings - Simple, Strong and Sharp"

Ginza Graphic Gallery

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Scandinavian design from countries such as Denmark and Finland has enjoyed a spot in the limelight in Japan for some time, appealing to its many fans as modern and refined yet not lacking in warmth. Nevertheless, it appears the true state of Finnish graphic design has yet to be fully conveyed.

One of Finland’s foremost graphic designers, Kari Piippo, operates by the design philosophy that good posters are "simple, strong, and sharp," that nothing unnecessary is included and nothing essential left out. Piippo rarely talks about his works in public, yet his exceptionally pared-down expressions — only typography and the minimum necessary number of colors — speak volumes to viewers.

This exhibition focuses on the soul of Piippo's work — posters for theatrical productions and other cultural events — while also presenting a variety of his collected drawings. Each work offers an opportunity to appreciate the essence of design and may also suggest the Finnish landscape of lakes and forest.

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Schedule

From 2013-02-06 To 2013-02-28

Artist(s)

Kari Piippo

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artmagedon: (2013-02-23)

北欧なんちゃらブームのイメージそのままに「かわいい」と感じさせてくれる作品が多々ありますが、それは氏の作品から得られるものの序章にすぎません。
傍らに添えられた短文の製作意図と照らし合わせることで、氏のデザイン発案のための引き出しの広さや、シリアスなテーマに着手する覚悟をも見落とすことなく、鑑賞することができる仕様となっています。
それともう一つ、ポスターとは別に、氏のドローイングやペインティングの肉筆原画が見れることも、特筆すべき展の魅力だと感じました。

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