Thirteen years have passed since I began to work with spheres. Not only have my publisher, specifications, and designs changed—I’ve changed too, and the world has as well. In relation, on my office wall, there is a work of calligraphy featuring words from Charles Darwin as written by Mr. Asaba, the Chairman of the Tokyo TDC, several years ago: “Only those who change can survive.” I believe that the award given to me this time assures me that I can continue to work with spheres. I hope to further change and develop myself and my spheres continuously.
Kyutai 8 / STATION TO STATION
Born in Hiroshima in 1968. Held many exhibitions at home and abroad, including “MADE IN U.S.A.” (Sagacho Exhibit Space, 1995) and “Design Tachibana Fumio” (Ginza Graphic Gallery, 2011). Began to issue an occasional publication, Kyutai (Sphere), in 2006, serving as the editor and designer responsible; so far publishing eight issues. In addition to designing, binding, and publishing his own work collections, Fumio Tachibana has authored Katachi-no Mikata and Leaves Fumio Tachibana (both by Seibundo Shinkosha Publishing Co., Ltd.).
Portrait Credit : Yoichi Nagano