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The 379th Ginza Graphic Gallery Exhibition Tokyo Type Directors Club Exhibition 2020

June 22, 2020 - August 29, 2020

designer:Sven Lindhorst-Emme (Germany)
designer:Sven Lindhorst-Emme
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Announcement of returning to the regular hours.
ggg will return to regular opening hours from Monday, July 27:

■Until July 25 / 11:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. *closed on Sundays and holidays ■From July 27 / 11:00a.m. to 7:00p.m. *closed on Sundays and holidays

For details, please see the following pages:

the results of TDC Annual Awards will be staged again feature a range of fresh topics.

This year’s Grand Prize winner is M/M (Paris), an agency with a distinguished global presence that has collaborated with numerous high fashion brands. Their work on the new logo, visual identity, and typeface for fashion hub Galeries Lafayette Champs-Elysées is outstanding.
Other topics in the extensive line-up are book design by artificial intelligence, digital reconstruction of a representative display typeface in the 19th century, the artist book made by the interaction between Jonathan Ellery and Lawrence Weiner, Seigen Ono’s music album and poster for the show of COMME des GARÇONS,  the magazine Kyutai 8 edited by the artist himself, the innovation that automatically creates text on demand with smooth animation while maintaining the meaning of the content, the collection book of works by potter Magdalene Odundo, the graphic of Yui Takada's solo exhibition which became a hot topic in Beijing, the video work of the exhibition studying Chinese font size on designs, large format book and original typeface honoring women's wisdom, and the poster that represents the meaning of the four kanji words 「仁者乐山」.

The Exhibition showcases more than 150 outstanding graphic design works focusing on typography, centered around the 12 prize winners and nominated works. 
*Poster designer: Sven Lindhorst-Emme (Germany)


ginza graphic gallery (ggg)                                             
DNP Ginza Building 1st floor
7-2, Ginza 7-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061
Tel. 03-3571-5206
Opening hours: 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Closed on Sundays and holidays
Admission free.

* We have announced @btf (butterfly stroke inc.) as the second venue of the exhibition, but it has been canceled as a result of considering the effect of the coronavirus disease.

【canceled】Award ceremony & opening reception

As a result of considering the effect of the coronavirus disease, the award ceremony and opening party scheduled for April 3 (Fri) is canceled.  (Mar/11/2020)

Design Forum TDC Day 2020 ★update: Apr. 16

★We uploaded the program "Design Forum TDC Day 2020" on Youtube.

       English ver.

       Japanese ver.
 You can see for each program. Please check it up!

Movie and VR Content ★uptdate: Jun. 1

The postponed TDC2020 exhibition is now under preparation so as to open up on 22, June.
Prior to the reopening, please enjoy the exhibition space and works online.

Japanese ver.
English ver.

The detail of reopening will be announced on our website, so please also come to see the actual works here at ggg.

Prize winning works

【Grand Prize】
Michael Amzalag + Mathias Augustyniak, M/M(Paris) (France)
「Galeries Lafayette Champs Élysées」
(Client: Galeries Lafayette Champs Élysées)
【RGB Prize】
Karen ann Donnachie + Andy Simionato (Australia)
「The Library of Nonhuman Books」
(Client: Atomic Activity Books)
【Type Design Prize】
Pierre Pané-Farré  (Germany)
「Affichen-Schriften FSL」
(Client: Forgotten Shapes)
【Book Design Prize】
Jonathan Ellery + Lawrence Weiner  (UK/US)
(Client: Browns Editions)
【Special Prize】
Tsuguya Inoue (Japan)
Fumio Tachibana (Japan)
 (Client: Kyutai Henshuu)  
【TDC Prize】
Akiem Helmling + Sami Kortemäki + Bas Jacobs, Underware (Netherlands)
(Client: Self initiated type technological development)
OK-RM (Oliver Knight + Rory McGrath) (UK)
「The Journey of Things: Magdalene Odundo」
(Client: InOtherWords / The Hepworth WakefieldType Design)
Yui Takada (Japan)
「Yui Takada Exhibition Beijing| A Flower A Day」
Mei Shuzhi + Lian Jie + Li Xibin  (China) 
「Big, or Small  RGB」
(Client: MLX)
Panos Vassiliou + Manos Daskalakis (Greece)
「Marlet AntiManifesto」
(Client: Parachute Typefoundry)
Li Xibin + Liu Yutong  (China)
「the benevolent enjoy mountains “仁者乐山” 」 
(Client: FounderType)
* Total entries: 2783 (1529 by Japanese entrants and 1254 by overseas entrants)
* All awards are equal in grades except the Grand Prize.