TDC Ikki Kobayashi
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Ikki Kobayashi

Kuso shoso homotsuzu

Ikki Kobayashi|Kuso shoso homotsuzu
Ikki Kobayashi|Kuso shoso homotsuzu
Ikki Kobayashi|Kuso shoso homotsuzu
Ikki Kobayashi|Kuso shoso homotsuzu
Ikki Kobayashi|Kuso shoso homotsuzu

Kuso shoso homotsuzu(Trial)

This is my graduation work at the graphic design department of Tama Art University. I decided to create as beautiful a work as possible for me as the compilation of my four-year dream-like college life. While reading various literature, looking for ideas, I found a picture book entitled “Shosoin gyobutsuzu” that was produced in 1875 to record items stored in Shosoin. I very much enjoyed imagining what the mysteriously-shaped treasures were used for and why they were made into such shapes, although I could not find answers, and decided to create my graduation work based on this feeling.
Kuso shoso homotsuzu” contains 30 unknown strangely-shaped treasures. I reproduced the techniques used when Shosoin gyobutsuzu was produced, and designed my imaginary treasures and patterns on them.
I could not have achieved this on my own. I was lucky to be mentored by Professor Yasuhiro Sawada who supervised the production process and Mr. Hakuyu Kobuchi (hyogu-shi (paperer)) who bound the book. I also received various advice from my family, girlfriend, and friends. I appreciate all the people who were involved in the production. Thank you.

Ikki Kobayashi

Ikki Kobayashi(Japan)

Born in 1992 in Hikone city, Shiga prefecture. Graduated from Tama Art University, Faculty of Art and Design, Department of Graphic Design in 2015.

Graphic designer of the advertising & design department, Shiseido Co., Ltd.