OUTLINE

The magnetism of graphic design ties the world as one. To think for the better society in the future, weaving the world under the theme of “Think Touch Talk”, the show will also be held this autumn in Tokyo. Held in Tokyo for the 4th time, o, this year will be held at former Denki University in Kanda, on the 17th floor. Transforming into an art center is a project "TRANS ARTS TOKYO" held on the 16th floor. Total of 10 creators will exhibition their works, talk shows, and various exhibitions at "OPEN STUDIO GALLERY"; participating creators will take their lead in holding workshops under the title "GRAPASS ACADEMY"; The interaction space, "SKY LOUNGE"; the newly creative designed goods can be purchased at "CREATIVE STORE". Creativity through designs will be high in demand this fall.
*Note that 500yen participating fee will be asked at the door for a pass that can be used throughout the month.

PROGRAM

Open Studio / Gallery Pt2.

11.8 Thu - 11.25 Sun

#1604

“Alliance Of Designers, Japan”

Time: 12:00-19:00 *closed on Monday & Tuesday

Shun Kawakami / artless

Conductor of Design / Artist

Born in Fukagawa Tokyo in 1977. Represents artless Inc. Shun has been actively involved in a wide array of creative endeavors including art, design, typographic, interactive, video and installation. In 2010, he won the Gold Award at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. Shun has been involved in sponsoring exhibitions and projects and curation in Japan and overseas. In 2008, he was selected to participate in the “Kansei-Japan Design Exhibition” in Paris by METI, and produced a unique art book. Shun has won several international awards; NY ADC: Young Guns 6, NY ADC, NY TDC, The One Show and The London International Award, winning numerous awards in Japan; Tokyo TDC, Good Design Award and Tokyo Interactive Ad Award. His professional membership includes New York Art Directors Club (NY ADC) and Japan Graphic Designers Association Inc.

www.artless.co.jp
www.shunkawakami.jp

1/9

#1604

“Alliance Of Designers, Japan”

Time: 12:00-19:00 *closed on Monday & Tuesday

Masashi Kawamura / PARTY

Creative Directer / Film Directer

Masashi was born in Tokyo and raised in San Francisco. He currently works as Creative Director / Founder of the Creative Lab ‘PARTY’ in Tokyo & New York. He was previously a Creative Director at Wieden + Kennedy New York, and worked around the globe in different agencies such as BBH New York and 180 Amsterdam, creating numerous award winning ad campaigns including an online campaign to launch Uniqlo Shanghai. Outside of advertising, he continues to explore the world of design & interaction, working on music videos, product design, social apps, among other endeavors. His work has been recognized in international awards such as NY ADC Gold, Cannes Lions Gold, One Show Design Best of Show, Annecy Animation Film Festival, and more. He was recently chosen as one of the Creativity magazine’s 2011 Creative 50, and Fast Company’s “100 most creative people in business 2012”.

www.masa-ka.com

2/9

#1604

“Alliance Of Designers, Japan”

Time: 12:00-19:00 *closed on Monday & Tuesday

Eisuke Tachikawa / NOSIGNER

Design Architect

NOSIGNER is a Japan-based design firm whose sole purpose is to identify problems and solve them. We believe that design is not limited to the realm of the tangible. In fact, all natural forms are a product deeply rooted in circumstance. Design, in its most optimized and most beautiful state, exists as an intangible relationship somewhere in-between circumstance and design.  NOSIGNER brings together interdisciplinary professionals to help create essential experiences by identifying critical questions, strong relationships and beautiful form. Over the years we have contributed to numerous design innovations – a direct result of process, which consists of circumstantial research, theoretical proposals, and beautiful design. Our branding, art direction, product design and interior design have received global recognition in over 30 countries. Our independent initiatives, aimed at solving social problems, have also received critical acclaim across the globe.

http://nosigner.com

3/9

#1607A

“UK GRAPHICS”

Time: 12:00-19:00 *closed on Monday & Tuesday

+81 Gallery

This “capsule concept gallery” project is intended not only to introduce young artists from Japan and abroad, but also to cultivate up-andcoming talent by providing them with integrated support for exhibitions, creations collection books, sales, and overseas shows. Our aim is to create a small gallery space full of real experimentation that sends budding creators, Japanese or otherwise, out to work actively on the international stage.

www.plus81.com

4/9

#1607B

“SENSELESS DRAWING BOT #2”

Time: 12:00-19:00 *closed on Monday & Tuesday

yang02

Artist / Designer

Born in Chigasaki, Kanagawa. Graduated from Graduate School of Art and Design, Tama Art University in 2009. Making artworks using digital media as medium. And those works having keywords such as public nature and character representation as concept. Got the new face award in Japan Media Art Festival 2012. Recently participate in Mediacity Seoul 2012 (Seoul, Korea) and many national/international festivals.

http://yang02.org

5/9

#1607B

“SENSELESS DRAWING BOT #2”

Time: 12:00-19:00 *closed on Monday & Tuesday

So Kanno

Artist / Designer

Guraduated Musashino Art University department design Informatics. Finished Institute of Advanced Media Art and Science. Using electronics and programing, aiming to create a new expression by binding characteristics of several technologies. Making Kit of the works, Having performance and workshop with using the works.

6/9

#1608B

“so+ba studio”

Time: 12:00-19:00 *closed on Monday & Tuesday

so+ba

Graphic Designer / Art Director

The Japan-based Swiss design unit so+ba, Alex [So]nderegger and Susanna [Ba]er. They started their design studio in Tokyo in 2001. With their experiences in graphic design and advertising in Switzerland and Japan, as well as a good understanding of the two very different cultures, cross-cultural communication is one of the strengths and the focus of so+ba. They are active in the fields of graphic design, art direction, sound visualization, and teaching typography at Tama Art University.

www.so-ba.cc

7/9

#1609A

“Proposition I”

Time: 12:00-19:00 *closed on Monday & Tuesday

Takeshi Hamada (B)

Graphic Designer / Art Director

Born 1970. Graphic designer. Began working freelance in 2003, mainly on print design like CD jackets, posters, fashion catalogs, books, and editorials as well as related graphic production and visual direction. Start collaboration project [B] with a make-up artist AKII from 2012.

www.hamada-takeshi.com
www.akii-makeup.com

8/9

#1609B

“Masayoshi's room”- Daily Talk Show -

Time: 19:15-20:45 *closed on Monday & Tuesday

Masayoshi Kodaira

Art Director / Graphic Designer

Born in Osaka in 1970, Masayoshi Kodaira after working at Akita Design-Kan, has founded FLAME Inc., a graphic design studio based in Tokyo. Recently as an art director, designed Art Fair Tokyo, and Rolling Stone Magazine Japan edition (since August, 2012). In addition, engaged in designing mural art at Starbucks Coffee located inside of TSUTAYA BOOOKS, Daikanyama in Tokyo; Collaboration with BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE; Advertisement works for Laforet Harajuku. Awards include: D&AD Yellow Pencil, THE ONE SHOW Silver and Tokyo Art Directors Club ADC award among others.

www.flameinc.jp

Guest List

9th: Seiichi Hishikawa / 10th: Joe Yokomizo / 15th: Architectural gymnastics
16th: Ichio Otsuka / 17th: Rolling Stone japan / 18th: Koichi Kawajiri
22nd: ART FAIR TOKYO / 23rd: Shun Kawakami and the others
24th: Kenichiro Shigetomi (I&S BBDO)

*This program will be held after closing Trans Arts Tokyo. Entering other floor is unpermitted.

9/9

Grapass Academy

session 04.

“Swiss Typography 3”

Time : 2012.11.24 (Sat) 14:00-17:00
Venue : Academy Room (Trans Arts Tokyo 16F)
Ticket (w/tax) : 1,500yen (Advance), 2,000yen (Door)
Material cost:500yen

so+ba's workshop "swiss typography 3" will be a continuation of last years "swiss typography 2" workshop. It contains a lecture and practical work. The lecture will be a short introduction to swiss typography with a focus on political propaganda in switzerland. Switzerland has a unique direct democracy system, and therefore a long history of political poster tradition. Next we focus on contemporary movements such as occupy-wall street, anonymous and the design language of grass-roots activism. The practical part will be hands on typography work with limited tools and material.

*500yen will be charged at the door for materials.

*Entrance fee of 500yen will be charged at the door.

*Tickets will not be available once ticket sales reach regulations.

so+ba

Graphic Designer / Art Director

The Japan-based Swiss design unit so+ba, Alex [So]nderegger and Susanna [Ba]er. They started their design studio in Tokyo in 2001. With their experiences in graphic design and advertising in Switzerland and Japan, as well as a good understanding of the two very different cultures, cross-cultural communication is one of the strengths and the focus of so+ba. They are active in the fields of graphic design, art direction, sound visualization, and teaching typography at Tama Art University.

www.so-ba.cc

4/4

session 01.

“Timelapse Workshop”
by Seiichi Hishikawa and Ryosei Suzuki

Time : 2012.10.21 (Sun) 16:00-18:00
Venue : Academy Room (Trans Arts Tokyo 16F)
Ticket (w/tax) : 1,500yen (Advance), 2,000yen (Door)

*Advised to bring camera that can take time-lapse photography.

*Entrance fee of 500yen will be charged at the door.

*Tickets will not be available once ticket sales reach regulations.

Seiichi Hishikawa /
Drawing and Manual

Filmmaker, Art Director, Photographer

Born in Tokyo in 1969, Hishikawa began his career in the music industry. In 1991 he moved to New York and started working as video editing engineer and director in the video industry. After returning to Japan, he worked freelance as video producer and stage director. He then participated in the launch of DRAWING AND MANUAL, which provided integrated design services combining graphic design and motion images. In 2011, the NTT Docomo commercial he directed “Xylophone in the Forest” became a triple crown winner at the Cannes Lions. His first solo exhibition was held in the same year.

http://seihishikawa.com

1/4

session 02.

“2nd Cycle”

Time : 2012.11.4 (Sun) 14:00-16:00
Venue : Academy Room (Trans Arts Tokyo 16F)
Ticket (w/tax) : 1,500yen (Advance), 2,000yen (Door)
Material cost:500yen

A furniture renewal workshop uses chairs that was planned to be thrown out. By contemplating the product and its ownership, using the simple tools and sheets to decorate the chair surface, participants will all make their original stool.

Sponsored by: Kotobuki Sheeting Inc. / Fuji Hinoki processing cooperative

*500yen will be charged at the door for materials.

*Basic materials will be prepared, however please bring your own tools or materials that you would to include on your designed stool.

*You can take the stools back home afterwards

*Entrance fee of 500yen will be charged at the door.

*Tickets will not be available once ticket sales reach regulations.

*All profits will go to Mori Design Project's funds

Shuzo Okabe /
upsetters architects

Architect

Graduated Masters Program at Keio University Graduate School of Media and Governance Environmental Design Program. Started upsetters architects in 2004 as head. Working interdisciplinary on architecture, interior design, events, and etc which related to all city activities. Awarded JCD Design Award Gold Prize, Good Design Award, iF Design Award, and so on. Other roles include Tokyo Design LAB. / Creative Director (2010 - ) Fuji Research Institute of Forest Management Technology / design Adviser (2009 - )

www.upsetters.jp
www.shuzookabe.com

2/4

session 03.

“An Ideal Figure of Future Designers”
Talk Session

Time : 2012.11.17 (Sat) 14:00-16:00
Venue : Academy Room (Trans Arts Tokyo 16F)
Ticket (w/tax) : Free

*Entrance fee of 500yen will be charged at the door.

*Tickets will not be available once ticket sales reach regulations.

AODJ

Shun Kawakami / artless
Masashi Kawamura / PARTY
Eisuke Tachikawa / NOSIGNER

Alliance of Designers, Japan (AODJ) is a voluntary community to nurture young design talents who can work beyond design disciplines, industries, languages and borders through networking, information sharing, collaboration with outside parties local and international. Designers of next generation come together to promote design, creativity and Japan’s design business & culture and to create opportunities and innovations through dynamic, experimental, and educational events and projects in Japan and overseas.

www.aodj.org

3/4

Open Studio / Gallery Pt1.

10.21 Sun - 11.4 Sun

#1604 / #1608A

“存在しない映画、存在した光景”

Time: 12:00-19:00 *closed on Monday & Tuesday

Seiichi Hishikawa /
Drawing and Manual

Filmmaker, Art Director, Photographer

Born in Tokyo in 1969, Hishikawa began his career in the music industry. In 1991 he moved to New York and started working as video editing engineer and director in the video industry. After returning to Japan, he worked freelance as video producer and stage director. He then participated in the launch of DRAWING AND MANUAL, which provided integrated design services combining graphic design and motion images. In 2011, the NTT Docomo commercial he directed “Xylophone in the Forest” became a triple crown winner at the Cannes Lions. His first solo exhibition was held in the same year.

http://seihishikawa.com

1/6

#1607A

“UK GRAPHICS”

Time: 12:00-19:00 *closed on Monday & Tuesday

+81 Gallery

This “capsule concept gallery” project is intended not only to introduce young artists from Japan and abroad, but also to cultivate up-andcoming talent by providing them with integrated support for exhibitions, creations collection books, sales, and overseas shows. Our aim is to create a small gallery space full of real experimentation that sends budding creators, Japanese or otherwise, out to work actively on the international stage.

www.plus81.com

2/6

#1607B

“+81 VOYAGE”

Time: 12:00-19:00 *closed on Monday & Tuesday

Wataru Yoneda

Photographer

Born in Tokyo, in 1977. He had studied under Noriyuki Ishizuka from 1997, and graduated from Rikkyo University majored in politics, also Tokyo College of Photography in 2000. He worked at Studio Ebisu, and after 1 year of his world travel, became a freelance photographer. He hold a solo exhibition "doze" at Gallery Eve, and won an award of Ueno Ryouichi Photography.

www.wataru-yoneda.com

3/6

#1608B

“upsetters architects #1608B”

Time: 12:00-19:00 *closed on Monday & Tuesday

Shuzo Okabe /
upsetters architects

Architect

Graduated Masters Program at Keio University Graduate School of Media and Governance Environmental Design Program. Started upsetters architects in 2004 as head. Working interdisciplinary on architecture, interior design, events, and etc which related to all city activities. Awarded JCD Design Award Gold Prize, Good Design Award, iF Design Award, and so on. Other roles include Tokyo Design LAB. / Creative Director (2010 - ) Fuji Research Institute of Forest Management Technology / design Adviser (2009 - )

www.upsetters.jp
www.shuzookabe.com

4/6

#1609A

“輪転 -rinten-”

Time: 12:00-19:00 *closed on Monday & Tuesday

Daisy Balloon

Artist

Daisy Balloon is balloon artist Rie Hosokai (born 1976) and art director/graphic designer Takashi Kawada (born 1976). Making the world their stage, this balloon unit travels the globe to exhibit their art.

www.daisyballoon.com

5/6

#1609B

“HIKARI”

Time: 12:00-19:00 *closed on Monday & Tuesday

OHGUSHI

Illustrator

An artist. Born in 1977. Creators depictions of women using ancient Japanese implements of brush and ink with a bold yet subtle touch that are at once modern and striking. Has also in recent years created many advertising images for department stores and fashion brands around the world using original techniques and perspectives that defy classification under any one genre. Has also appeared often in international media like art books and exhibitions.

www.ohgushi.jp

6/6

VENUE

Trans Arts Tokyo

(Former Tokyo Denki University Building No.11 16F)

2-2, Kanada Nishiki-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN

www.kanda-tat.com

FLOOR MAP

Trans Arts Tokyo 16F

ABOUT

+81, a creative magazine that is distributed approximately 30 countries around the world has proudly been hosting Tokyo Graphic Passport since 2009. At every creative conference, we have invited well-known creators from various fields to be part of our programs. This event has suggested to be the eye-opening exhibition to the world for not only the quality but also for the quantity in conferences, exhibitions, portfolio viewings and workshops being held. Every season in autumn, this event is held in Tokyo but also in venues such as, the Smithsonian Museum in USA (2010), and Centre Georges Pompidou in France (2011).

At Centre Georges Pompidou held in France in 2011, the show that ran for two weeks has recorded about 80,000 visitors said to be the best turnout, in which drew the attention of the mayor of Paris and the curator of the Centre Georges Pompidou. This year, the event will be held in Sao Paulo and Mumbai renamed as International Photographic Passport, extensively showing the innovative side to the photographic field and many expected prospects.