Exhibition information

The 242nd Exhibition Folio Folio Folio: Print by Veronica Ditting

June 08, 2024 - July 28, 2024

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The exhibition at ddd brings together works by Veronica from over the last two decades including books, magazines, publications, exhibition design and various other printed delights. The display emphasises the materiality and three-dimensionality of the works through the use of custom-designed stands that are set at different heights and orientations in order to allow multiple vantage points on the work. Assembled in the gallery, they create a landscape of print that accentuates the fundamental characteristics of the Veronica’s collective output. 
Among the major projects on show is The Gentlewoman magazine. As a member of the small team that launched the publication in 2010, Veronica invented and evolved its singular and highly influential sensibility. Focussing both on selected magazine layouts and on the much-loved reference sections of the magazine, the exhibition offers a particular insight into her editorial approach. Also on show are the host of publications that launched the beauty metier for Hermès. In the case of these pieces, the emphasis is on Veronica’s extended play on ratios that relate to the dimensions of the beauty products themselves and her use of colour. These projects sit alongside artists’ books, editorial and exhibition design that underlie, among other things, Veronica’s unique relationship with imagery and image makers. In parallel to the display of finished works, there is a set of large-scale images by the photographer Qiu Yang of material including models, dummies, proofs and design sketches. Intricately composed and beautifully lit, these photographs create a sense of the design process behind the pieces on display and also of the scope and scale of the archive. They also speak to the commissioning of images, which is a pivotal aspect of Veronica’s work as an creative director. 
The exhibition captions give detailed information regarding the materiality and processes behind each project, and, as such, are intended to encourage the appreciation of graphic design in three dimensions. That said, first and foremost the display encourages an immediate and sensual response to the work. Above all, it is a celebration of the potential of print.
Emily King

Gallery talk

June 08. 2024(SAT)  15:00~16:30
Speaker: Veronica Ditting(Creative Director/Graphic Designer)
Emily King (Curator/Design Historian) 
(consecutive interpretation)
Venue: kyoto ddd gallery

*Registration has been closed as we have reached capacity.


Opening party

June 08. 2024(SAT)  16:30~18:00
Venue: kyoto ddd gallery
Entrance free

Organizer l Curator l Japanese layouts l Support

Organizer  DNP Foundation for Cultural Promotion
Curator  Emily King (Curator/Design Historian)
Japanese layouts  Nicole Schmid
Support  Favini


Studio Veronica Ditting is a creative direction and design practice. Based in London, it has an international client list including fashion houses, artists and cultural institutions and its projects encompass campaigns, branding, editorial and exhibition design. Veronica was the Creative Director of the The Gentlewoman magazine and she remained at the publication for 12 years, producing 24 issues in total since its launch in 2010. Her approach is characterised by a strong signature that derives from a resolutely editorial approach. She works closely with photographers, artists, editors, writers and curators in order to realise ideas at their most definitive. Clients include the brands Hermès, The Row, Louis Vuitton, Maison Margiela and Tiffany & Co and the institutions Somerset House and Het Nieuwe Instituut. Since graduating from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 2005, Veronica has received recognition from the Design Museum’s Design of the Year, the D&ADs and the Dutch Design Awards.

Emily King is a London-based design historian and curator with a specialism in graphic design. In 1999 she completed a PhD with a thesis on the design of typefaces at the dawn of the device-independent digital era. Since then, she has curated numerous shows on significant designers including Alan Fletcher, Richard Hollis and Robert Brownjohn. She has also assembled group shows on themes including the role and representation of time in graphic design and the power of ornament. Among her recent projects are catalogue essays for the Korean graphic designer Na Kim and the Dutch artist Magali Reus.


June 8 (Sat.) – July 28 (Sun.), 2024
Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday, and holidays)
Closed: Mondays (or the following day if Monday is a national holiday or a substitute holiday)


3F COCON KARASUMA, 620 Suiginya-cho, Karasuma-dori Shijo-sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City 600 8411, Japan
Tel: 075-585-5370 Fax: 075-585-5369

A short walk from the Shijo Karasuma City Bus stop, Shijo Station on the Subway Karasuma Line (exit 2), and Karasuma Station on the Hankyu Kyoto Line (exits 23 and 25).
Free entrance. No parking.