Exhibition information

kyoto ddd gallery The 235th Exhibition ppp groovisions

January 24, 2023 - March 12, 2023

Designed by groovisions
Designed by groovisions
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groovisions  is a design studio that has been active in Kyoto since 1993 in the music field, with a focus on motion graphics. The studio relocated to Tokyo in 1997, and has worked in a variety of genres, mainly in the area of graphics. Their frameless approach is evident in “chappie,” a humanoid graphic design/system with no specific age, gender, or nationality assigned to it. 
In this, the studio’s 30th year, ppp groovisions  is actually the studio’s first exhibition in Kyoto. The exhibition name comes from the venue’s name, ddd, flipped upside down. The experimental installations present the studio’s myriad design works via methods such as directly placing them on the gallery’s floors so they can be viewed from any angle. This unique exhibition provides a real taste of groovisions’ methodology and originality; please experience for yourself their distinct creative style, which blurs the lines between design and art.


A design studio formed in Kyoto in 1993, mainly working on projects including stage visuals for PIZZICATO FIVE. Having relocated to Tokyo in 1997, it has since focused on graphics and motion graphics for a variety of clients spanning various fields. Its major projects include CD covers and music video production for artists such as RIP SLYME and FPM; visual identities for various brands including 100% Chocolate Cafe. and Nishi-Nippon City Bank’s ALL IN ONE; packaging design including JT‘s CASTER; advertising critique; editorial design for metromin.  and others; direction of window displays for Maison Hermès and exhibitions including The North Face exhibitions, Eames design exhibitions, and others; and motion graphics for NIKE, EXPO 2005 AICHI JAPAN, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and others. In 1994, the studio developed its original character “chappie,” who released a third single and an album in 1999, and has worked as a brand mascot for Kyoto Takashimaya, NTT DoCoMo, Fujifilm, JTB, and others.


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

Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Closed: Mondays (or the following day if Monday is a national holiday or a substitute holiday), February 21(Special closing), February 24(the day after a national holiday).

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.