branding & identity

brand design for MODERN KYOTO CERAMIC

April 11, 2016

MODERN KYOTO CERAMIC
branding + exhibition design
http://www.modernkyotoceramic.com/

credit :
branding & art direction: shun kawakami, artless Inc.
graphic design: nao nozawa, artless Inc.

website design: koyuki inagaki, artless Inc.
programming: adrien dufond, artless interactive
artists on 3rd exhibition: hirotsugu ogawa, junpei omori, maryu sugita, shinya taniguchi, takao kano, yusuke matsubayashi
curator: aiko shimizu + toryo ito
producer: ryo kagami, teppei shinabe
photographer: kaoru kuwajima
support staff: mariko katayama, masahiro yoshida, tomokazu suigura
translation: alice caffyn, yuka maeda, akiho Horton

Art direction by artless Inc., MODERN KYOTO CERAMIC is an experimental gathering of contemporary artists with the aim of exploring the past, present, and future of ‘Kyo-yaki’, traditional high-fired ceramics produced in Kyoto.
We strongly identified with the group’s vision and had operated as an art director for their exhibition MODERN KYOTO CERAMICS 2015.
Our activities were not only limited to graphic design, but had also had a hand in producing signage and spatial design, as well as setting up a website that chronicled the participating artists’ creative journeys.
As an ongoing project we are dedicated to supporting the creativities, and will continue to relay the talent and vision of the artist at MODERN KYOTO CERAMIC.

MODERN KYOTO CERAMIC is an experimental space created for the pursuit of the pottery symbolizes the age we live in ‘now’.
Many skilled artisans and potters feature in the history of ‘Kyo-yaki’: Nonomura Ninsei and Ogata Kenzan in the Edo period; Kinkozan Sobei and Seifu Yohei in the Meiji period; and Yagi Kazuo in the postwar period.
These potters – influenced by the times they lived in – strove to pursue the ‘now’ of their respective eras and succeeded in producing pottery that defined them.
MODERN KYOTO CERAMIC takes a different theme based on ‘Kyo-yaki’ every year.

artlessがアートディレクションを務める「MODERN KYOTO CERAMIC」は、現代作家の視点から、京都の伝統的なやきもの「京焼」についての過去・現在・未来を探求するための実験的な機会です。
弊社はこの活動に深く共感し、昨年の展覧会「京焼+琳派 今展 2015」ではグラフィック、会場構成企画、サインデザインを担当、そしてその活動記録を紹介するウェブサイトを立ち上げる等、包括的なデザインを手がけています。
今後もクリエイティブのサポーターとして参画し、随時、活動内容や展覧会情報を発信していきますので、ぜひご期待ください。

「MODERN KYOTO CERAMIC」とは、現代作家の視点から、京都の伝統的なやきもの「京焼」についての過去・現在・未来を探求するための実験的な機会です。
京都のやきもの「京焼」は京文化から始まり、中国やヨーロッパなどさまざまな地域の文化の刺激を受けながら、現在までにその姿を変えてきました。
江戸時代には野々村仁清、尾形乾山、明治時代には錦光山総兵衛、清風余平、戦後には八木一夫といった多くの名工、陶芸家が、その時代の影響を受けながらその時々の ”いま” を追求し、時代を象徴する「京焼」を生み出してきました。
「MODERN KYOTO CERAMIC」では、この「京焼」をめぐるさまざまなテーマに毎年、挑戦していきます。

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