Exhibition information

The 387th ginza graphic gallery exhibition TDC 2022

April 01, 2022 - April 30, 2022

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The Tokyo TDC Annual Awards 2022, an international graphic design competition focusing on the visual representation of written language through type design and typography, attracted a total of 3,644 entries: 1,788 from Japan and 1,856 from overseas. Following rigorous screening by the 35-member selection committee, 514 works were chosen for inclusion in the design yearbook to be published this fall, including 11 prize-winners and 77 nominees. The annual exhibition showcasing competition entries will open on April 1, displaying about 130 works of the world’s most cutting-edge graphics including those that were awarded or nominated for prizes. This year’s exhibition again features a line-up of splendid topical works. We look forward to welcoming you to the show.


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.

Award Ceremony and Design Forum TDCDAY:

A decision on the format for the award ceremony and the design forum TDCDAY to be held in early April, coinciding with the opening of the exhibition, will be made in March, bearing in mind the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. As soon as details have been decided (on or after March 5), they will be announced on the Tokyo TDC website. Please see:
For inquiries about these events, please contact the Tokyo TDC secretariat:

  • Videos of last year’s design forum and award ceremony are viewable at:
Award ceremony
  • Exhibition inquiries:
Hideki Yanagimoto, ginza graphic gallery
Tel: +81-3571-5206
  • Inquiries about award-winner interviews and provision of images other than those accompanying this release:
Misa Kawaguchi, Tokyo TDC Secretariat
Tel: +81-3-6276-5210

TDC2022 Award-Winners

Grand Prize

  1. Keita Onishi (Japan) “Masterpiece Album + Requiem/M. Cardoso Composition”:
Video work produced for a program in which a video creator visualizes classic composition.
Book Design Prize
  1. Davis Ngarupe & JP Haynie, Actual Source (USA), “20th Century Women Screenplay Book,” Book Number 005 in the A24 Screenplay Collection. Screenplay book for the film “20th Century Women,” written and directed by Mike Mills.
Type Design Prize
  1. Jean François Porchez (France) “Altesse”: Typeface emulating the letters engraved by French copperplate engravers of the 19th and 20th centuries.
RGB Prize
  1. Issay Kitagawa + Semitransparent Design (Japan) “3&bC Website”: Website displaying products at maximum size depending on device size.
TDC Prize
  1. Thierry Blancpain & Noël Leu (Switzerland) “Grilli Type”: Website introducing the GT Maru typeface, influenced by Japanese visual culture.
  2. Low Sek-vai (China) “The Curtain Rises & Falls:” Poster for exhibition by book designer Lu Jingren displaying independent publications.
  3. Yutaka Sato (Japan) “Useless Boxes”: Experimental works featuring graphics drawn with gel ink ballpoint pens on matchbox-sized blank boxes. 
  4. Noriaki Hayashi (Japan) “Joshibi University of Art and Design:” Image poster aimed at high schools and art preparatory schools throughout Japan.
  5. Louis Mikolay & Erik Berger Vaage, Collins (USA), “San Francisco Symphony Rebrand”: Visual image design defining and expressing a new vision for the rebranding of the San Francisco Symphony, which has a history stretching back 108 years.
Special Prize
  1. Kazunari Hattori (Japan) “Nakajo”: A 640-page collection setting out the works of Masayoshi   Nakajo in chronological order. Published by ADP with editorial input by Kaoru Kasai.
  2. Taku Satoh (Japan) “Milk”: An exhibition seeking to repurpose the artist’s own cut-up milk package designs as art.