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Tokyo Type Directors Club becomes an NPO

We are pleased to announce that in August 2006, Tokyo TDC was granted Non-Profit making Organization (NPO) status by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.The new organization will continue to abide by its original mission manifesto and organize the “Tokyo TDC Awards,” an international design competition, and the “TDC Exhibition,” a showcase of the winners of this competition, as well as issue the design annual book. We will also continue our “Kibojuku” design school which we have hold in Tokyo. We plan to introduce several new study groups so that we can engage in design-related activities that benefit the greater society. Besides, we hope to develop our relationship with overseas designers further through our “Tokyo TDC Awards” design competition, the exhibition and publishing activities. As a newly recognized NPO, Tokyo TDC will be reaching out to increase the breadth of overseas membership, which has been of one of our long-term visions. Our new articles of organization include a definition of the “overseas member” status. An overseas member is relieved of the obligation to attend NPO general meetings and does not have a vote in organization issues.

An Overseas Member
As an overseas member you will be entitled to have;

A copy of the TDC annual book each year, which will be mailed to you as soon as it is published

 

Your work and profile showcased on the Tokyo TDC official web site

 

We will also include your contact information in the annual book. As far as possible, we will announce information on your exhibits, your publications and other non-business activities you may be engaged in. The Tokyo TDC Awards has organized unique activities based entry fees paid by individual Japanese members and Japanese entrants. It is our hope that you will consider supporting these activities by signing up to become a member. There is no fee for joining, but each overseas member will be asked to contribute US $200 as an annual fee every January

 

Contact to > contact@tokyotypedirectorsclub.org
*We will update more detailed information later on.

2004

5-28 April at Ginza Graphic Gallery: 04 TDC exhibition

Prize winnning works and other pieces from the annual ’04 were on display.
Poster design: M/M(Paris)

3 & 4 April at Joshibi University Art and Design in Tokyo: Design Forum: “TDC DAY 2004”

1. Sagi Haviv (Chermayeff & Geismar Inc.)
2. Guang Yu and Issay Kitagawa
3. Taku Satoh and Naoto Fukasawa
4. Amit Pitaru and Yugo Nakamura
5. Tsutomu Mutoh and Hajim Tachibana
6. M/M(Paris)

28 May-24 June at Osaka DDD Gallery: The travelling show of 04 TDC exhibition

Gallery talk: Kazunari Hattori and Mikiya Takimoto

August: “04 TDC Annual” was published by Rikuyosha Co.,Ltd.

Book design: Tetsuji Bang!
Feature: “Report: Desgin Forum ’04 TDC DAY’”.

2003

7 February at Ginza Graphic Gallery:Saturday School Open
4-30 April at Ginza Graphic Gallery: 03 TDC exhibition

Prize-winnning works and other pieces from the annual ’03 were on display.
Poster design: Noriyuki Tanaka

6 April at Joshibi University Art and Design in Tokyo: Design Forum: “TDC DAY 2003”

1. Kaoru Kasai and Kazunari Hattori
2. M/M(Paris) and Noriyuki Tanaka
3. Norio Nakamura and Hajime Tachibana
4. Andy Altmann(Why Not Associates)andJonathan Barnbrook
5. Nagi Noda and Gento Matsumoto

2 June-1 June at Osaka DDD Gallery: The travelling show of 03 TDC exhibition

Gallery talk: Keiko Itakura, Tomoaki Furuya and graf (Shigeki Hattori + Hideki Toyoshima)

August: “03 TDC Annual” was published by Rikuyosha Co.,Ltd.

Cover design: Noriyuki Tanaka
Feature: “Report: Desgin Forum ’03 TDC DAY’”; “Round Table Talk: Approaches to New Media

Prize Winning Mobile Phone Sites'”

2002

4-27 April at Ginza Graphic Gallery: 02 TDC exhibition

Prize-winnning works and other pieces from the annual ’02 were on display.
Poster design: Hideki Nakajima

7 April at Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo: Design Forum: “TDC DAY 2002”

1. Ralf Schraivogel and Koici Sato
2. Masayoshi Nakajo and Noriyuki Tanaka
3. Peter Cho and Syutaro Mukai
4. Gento Matsumoto and Naohiro Ukawa
5. Stefan Sagmeister and Hideki Nakajima

16 May-7 June at Osaka DDD Gallery: The travelling show of 02 TDC exhibition

Gallery talk: Nagi Noda and Kenjiro Sano

August: “02 TDC Annual” was published by P.I.E.Books.

A CD-ROM containing interactive works was fisrt attached.
Cover design: Hideki Nakajima
Feature: “Report: Desgin Forum ’02 TDC DAY’”; “Look into ‘Sagmeister: Made You Look’”

2001

2-25 April at Ginza Graphic Gallery: 01 TDC exhibition

Prize-winnning works and other pieces from the annual ’01 were on display.
Poster design: Jonathan Barnbrook
Gallery talk: “Kazui Foundry: Letterpress Live” by Shigezo Takaoka, Masao Takaoka, hosted
by Kaoru Kasai and Katsuya Ise

7 April at Tokyo Design Centre: Design Forum “TDC DAY: Moving Image, Sounds and Talk”

1.”How I learned to stop worrying and love computer” by Nikita Pashenkov
2. “Pop Culture and Graphics” by Kishiwa Sato and Hajime Tachibana
3. “T-26 in Tokyo” by Carlos Segura
4. “Designing the living words” by Eiji Yamada and Fumio Tachibana.

9 May-5 June at Osaka DDD Gallery: The travelling show of 01 TDC exhibition

Gallery talk: Eiji Yamada and Kashiwa Sato

August: “01 TDC Annual” was published by P.I.E.Books.

Cover design: Jonathan Barnbrook
Feature: Reviews by Judges; “[T-26] Digital Type Foundry”

2000

4-27 April at Ginza Graphic Gallery: 00 TDC exhibition

Prize-winnning works and other pieces from the annual ’00 were on display.
Poster design: Eiji Yamada
Gallery talk: Peter Cho

17 May-14 June at Osaka DDD Gallery: The travelling show of 00 TDC exhibition

Gallery talk: Masayoshi Nakajo and Katsuya Ise

August: “TDC Annual ’00” was published by P.I.E.Books.

Cover design: Eiji Yamada
Feature: “Towards My Own educational Method” by Esther Liu and Katsuya Ise; “FUSE
Exhibition Tokyo 1999″ from a gallery talk by Neville Brody

1999

8-28 April at Ginza Graphic Gallery: 99 TDC exhibition

Prize-winnning works and other pieces from the annual ’99 were on display.
Poster design: Yasuhiro Sawada and Fumio Tachibana
Gallery talk: “A Sensibility of Katsue Kitazono: a Transformation of Letters” by John Solt and Fuei Nishimatsu, Poetry reading: Katsumi Asaba and Fumio Tachibana

9 June-2 July at Osaka DDD Gallery: The travelling show of 99 TDC exhibition

Gallery talk: “A Sensibility of Katsue Kitazono: a Transformation of Letters” by John Solt and Fuei Nishimatsu, Poetry reading: Katsumi Asaba and Fumio Tachibana

August: “TDC Annual ’99” was published by P.I.E.Books.

Cover design: Yasuhiro Sawada and Fumio Tachibana
Feature: “Design Project for Japan Professional Football League”

1998

1-25 April at Ginza Graphic Gallery: 98 TDC exhibition

Prize-winnning works and other pieces from the annual ’97-’98 were on display.
Poster design: Kei Matsushita
Symposium: “Individual: Exchange of Senses” by Jonathan Barnbrook (guest: Noriyuki Tanaka)

1-26 June at Osaka DDD Gallery: The travelling show of 98 TDC exhibition

Gallery talk: “The Distance between Design and Game” by Norio Nakamura and Gento Matsumoto, modulated by Naomi Enami

August: “TDC Annual ’97-’98” was published by P.I.E.Books.

Cover design: Kei Matsushita
Feature: “Close-up ’98: a View from Tokyo TDC: Peter Greenaway’s ‘the Pillow Book’” by Katsumi Asaba and Noriyuki Tanaka

1997

5-27 March at Ginza Graphic Gallery: The tenth anniversary exhibion

Prize-winnning works and other pieces from the annual ’96-’97 were on display.
Poster design: Katsunori Aoki, Art work: Fumio Tachibana
Symposium
1. “Cosmology of Calligraohy: Its Delight, Deepness and Complexity” by Kyuyo Ishikawa
2. “TDC the Next Phase” by Katsumi Asaba, Naomi Enami, Noriyuki Tanaka, Masayoshi Nakajo and Gento Matsumoto
3. “Future of Asia: the Deepness of the World of Asian Characters and the Synthesis with Computers” by Ahn Sang-Soo and R.K.Joshi
4. “Digital Type Live: a workshop to create new Japanese fonts using handwriting by the audience” by John Maeda

24 April-26 May at Osaka DDD Gallery: The travelling show of the tenth anniversaty exhibition

Gallery talk

September: “TDC Annual ’96-’97” was published by P.I.E.Books.

Cover design: Katsunori Aoki
Feature: “Close-up ’97: a View from Tokyo TDC: Ralf Schraivogel”; “The Latest Typographical Information in Korea: from ‘The Typography ’96 Seoul’, VIDAK + Tokyo TDC Exhibition”

1996

3-27 April at Ginza Graphic Gallery: The eighth exhibition

Prize-winnning works and other pieces from the annual ’95-’96 were on display.
Poster design: Koichi Sato
Gallery talk: “The Root of Kanji: Searching the World of Shizuka Shirakawa” by Katsumi Asaba and Akira Miyata

24 May-18 June at Osaka DDD Gallery: The travelling show of the eighth exhibition

Gallery talk: “The Root of Kanji: Searching the World of Shizuka Shirakawa” by Katsumi Asaba and Akira Miyata

August: “TDC Annual ’95-’96” was published by P.I.E.Books.

Cover design: Koichi Sato
Feature: “American Typography in the 1950s and the 60s” by Ikko Tanaka and Lou Dorfsman; “Bone or Tortoise Shell: the World of Shizuka Shirakawa” by Akira Miyata

10-24 September at the Art Hall, POSCO Centre, Seoul: A joint exhibition: VIDAK + Tokyo TDC Exibition

Excellent works by members of VIDAK, a graphic design group in Korea, and the works from the eighth Tokyo TDC Exhibition were on display. Jointly organized by: The Toyo Institute of Art and Design

1995

6-28 March at Ginza Graphic Gallery: The seventh exhibition

Prize-winnning works and other pieces from the annual ’94-’95 were on display.
Poster design: Katsu Kimura
Gallery talk: “Next Visual & Language” by Jason Kedgley from tomato, Gento Matsumoto and Noriyuki Tanaka

14 April-9 May at Osaka DDD Gallery: The travelling show of the seventh exhibition
August: “Typodirection in Japan ’94-’95” was published by P.I.E.Books. Cover design: Katsu Kimura

Feature: “A Close Encounter with the World of Hangul Characters” by Ahn Sang-Soo, Katsumi Asaba, Naomi Enami and Noriyuki Tanaka; “MAP BY TOMATO, London”; “Paper fans” created by TDC Members; “Tokyo TDC Picks Some Up-and-Coming Artist ‘close-up’” Text by John Maeda, Forum,’Towards Metadesign’ by Seigo Matsuoka and John Maeda; “Tribute: Akira Nakanishi (a collector of the world’s written characters)”; “Tribute: Takao Hayashi (a typographer, TDC member)

1994

4-26 February at Ginza Graphic Gallery: The sixth exhibition

Prize-winnning works and other pieces from the annual ’93 were on display.
Poster design: Yasuhiro Sawada

August: “Typodirection in Japan ’93” was published by P.I.E.Books.

Design: Yasuhiro Sawada
Feature: “Forum: Matters peripheral to letters and the archetypes of letters” by Seigo Matsuoka, Katsuya Ise and Katsumi Asaba; “Special Interview to Graham Wood (tomato)” Interviewed by Seiko Ito; “The Type Museum, London” by Eiichi Kono; “Tokyo TDC Letterheads 100”
Close-up 1993: a View from Tokyo TDC “My Work as a Type Designer” by Matthew Carter

1993

April: “Typodirection in Japan ’92” was published by P.I.E.Books.

Cover design: Masayochi Nakajo
Feature: “Forum:The Latest Typographyical Information” by Eiichi Kono, Dave Ohara, Kiyoshi Nishikawa, Rodney Mylius and Katsumi Asaba; “Special Interview to Masayoshi Nakajo”
Interviewed by Noriyuki Tanaka; “Document: Mongolian New School Book”
Close-up 1992: a View from Tokyo TDC “Nja Mahdaoui(Tunisian Calligrapher)”

2-24 April at Ginza Graphic Gallery: The fifth exhibition

Prize-winnning works and other pieces from the annual ’92 were on display.
Poster design: Masayoshi Nakajo
Special exhibition: Calligraphy by Nja Mahadaoui
-16 June-5 July at Osaka DDD Gallery: The travelling show of the fifth exhibition

14 June 2 July at Paper Point Gallery, London: The Tokyo TDC Exhibition

Prize-winning works from the annual ’92 were on display.

1992

February: “Typodirection in Japan ’91” was published by Kodansha.

Cover design: Kaoru Kasai
Feature Forum: “What is Typography?” by Seigo Matsuoka,Tsutomu Toda, Shin Matsunaga and Katsumi Asaba

3-31 March at Ginza Graphic Gallery: The fourth exhibition

Prize-winning works and other pieces from the annual ’91 were on display.
Poster design: Kaoru Kasai
Gallery talk: “The Era of Characters has Arrived” by Seigo Matsuoka and Katsumi Asaba

6 April- 6 May at Osaka DDD Gallery: The travelling show of the fourth exhibition
November: “TDC Letterheads 100”

a book of the latest letterhead designed by TDC members, was published by Gulliver Inc. Edited: TDC and Tatsuomi Majima. Collaboration with Arjo Wiggins Fine Papers Ltd., Great Britain
Its exhibition was held at Itoki Gallery.

1991

January: “Typodirection in Japan ’90” was published by Kodansha.

Separate sets of awards were established for entries by members and for entries from outside the organization, including those from overseas. This was the first yearbook publication in which submissions were solicited from public indluding from abroad.
Cover design: Kaoru Kasai
Feature: Monograph “Pictograph World” by Tatsuo Nishida

14-22 March at Seed Hall: The third exhibition

Prize-winning works and other pieces from the annual ’90 were on display.
Poster design: Katsumi Asada and Toshifumi Kawahara
Gallery talk: “Expression of CG Images in the New Era of Typography” by Toshifumi Kawahara, Yasuo Kuroki, Seigo Matsuoka and Katsumi Asaba

1990

27 November-14 December at Cooper Union School of Art in New York and the on-campus Herb Lubalin Study Center: An exhibition, “Typography in Asia: A view from Tokyo”

Curation: Ellen Lupton
A collection of monographs on Asian characters was compiled jointly with Cooper Union School of Art.
Symposium: “Typography & Topography” by Seigo Matsuoka, Katsumi Asaba, Keith Godard, Chee Pearlman, Ann Harakawa and Alvin Eisenman

1989

June: “Typodirection in Japan ’89” was published by Kodansha.

A selection of typographic works by our members was featured in this publication.
Cover design: Katsumi Asaba and Katsuya Ise / Design: Tsuyoshi Kindaichi
Features: Monograph “Radius of a Character” by Seigo Matsuoka; Yuichi Inoue’s calligraphy; Masao Ota, “Roving Signs”; N.Y.TDC, “A Book with 24 Pages”

18-30 July at Tokyo Central Museum of Art: The second exhibition, “Passionate Asia and Her 89 Typodirectors”

It was the first largescale exhibition in which the main theme was Asia. The show revealed a wealth of superb calligraphy and a variety of other artworks by members,especially new artworks reflecting the Asia theme. Additionally, everyday objects such as newspapers, tectbooks and packages from various Asian countries were on display. The feature exhibit was recent typographical artworks by Katsumi Asaba, which consisted of 22 different types of Asian characters.
Exhibition design: Shigeru Uchida / Poster design: Tsuguya Inoue / Newspaper collection contributed by: Toru Nishimura / Jointly organized by: The Toyo Institute of Art and Design Symposium: “Scrutinizing Asian Characters”, Guest speakers: 1. Miyoko Nakano, Yuko Tanaka; 2. Jiro Sugiyama, Itaru Matsueda, hosted by Seigo Matsuoka and Katsumi Asaba

November: A tear-off calendar edited by TDC was published by Gulliver Inc.

AD: Tatsuomi Majima

1988

Nobember: A tear-off calendar edited by TDC was published by Gulliver Inc.

AD: Tatsuomi Majima

1987

17-22 December at Seed Hall: The first Tokyo TDC exhibition

The opening date of the exhibition, 17th of December, 1987 was to mark the foundation of the Tokyo Type Directors Club. A selection of typographic works created by the foundation members was exhibited. The centerpiece of the show was a huge painting by Noriyuki Tanaka and Katsuya Ise, in which the latest poems by Shuntaro Tanigawa and takashi Tsujii were written.
Poster design: Katsumi Asaba
Symposium: 1 “Art and Typodirection” by Houmei Tono, Katsuhiko Hibino and Katusmi Asaba, 2 “Tracking the Typography Movement” by Yoshio Hayakawa, Ryuichi Yamashiro and Ryoichi Enomoto