Japan Design Committee is pleased to present “Atsuki Kikuchi: An idea that looks like a starting point is often found later in the process” as the 783rd exhibition of Design Gallery 1953.
Atsuki Kikuchi is a practicing designer who creates a wide range of designs including brand planning, logo design, signage planning, editorial design, and product design, etc. He was awarded the Yusaku Kamekura Award in 2020, and his designs are highly regarded for their ability to grasp the essence of things and produce accurate results. Kikuchi’s designs are highly acclaimed for their ability to grasp the essence of things and produce precise results.
This exhibition will present a large number of graphics, products, and samples of the creative process selected by Mr. Kikuchi from the viewpoint that “An idea that looks like a starting point is often found later in the process,” together with a set of his words. The installation that will cover the entire wall surface of the exhibition space may be seen as a work that expresses Atsuki Kikuchi’s world view. We hope you will enjoy the exhibition.
Message from Keiko Hirano, Exhibition Director
I will say bluntly, but I strongly believe that there are two types of creators: those who can think for themselves and those who are influenced by the thoughts of others. Atsuki Kikuchi is the former. There is no doubt that his work is the result of his tireless pursuit to find the best solution. I sense from his expressions respect for the academism of graphic design. Every time I see the flexible and diverse expressions created by his unique methodology which transcend the boundaries of the field, I am convinced that Kikuchi is an innovator in the world of design.
- Title: The 783rd Design Gallery 1953 Exhibition “Atsuki Kikuchi: An idea that looks like a starting point is often found later in the process”
- Dates: April 20 (Thursday) — June 12 (Monday), 2023, 10:00 a.m. — 8:00 p.m.; closing at 5:00 p.m. on the last day; free admission
- Venue: Matsuya Ginza 7F, Design Gallery 1953
- Organizer: Japan Design Committee
- Exhibition Director: Keiko Hirano
• Please refer to the Matsuya Ginza website for the opening hours and other information.
Atsuki Kikuchi Biography
Atsumi Kikuchi was born in 1974 in Tokyo. Established Blue Mark in 2000 and started his private practice in 2011. Major works include VI and signage planning for Aomori Museum of Art (2006) and PLAY! MUSEUM (2020), art direction for Mina Perhonen (1995-2004) and Sally Scott (2002-20), editorial design for “Shun ga Marugoto” (2007-12) and “Soen” (2013). Editorial design, package design for Kamenoko Sponge (2015) and NEcCO (2023), and others. Major awards include the Yusaku Kamekura Award, Kodansha Publishing Culture Award, Japan Package Design Award, and Hiromu Hara Award.
Design Salon Talk
During the exhibition, Mr. Kikuchi and guests will hold three talk events.
- Vol. 1: Atsuki Kikuchi x Yoshiaki Irobe x Keiko Hirano
- Vol. 2: Atsuki Kikuchi x Aoshi Kudo x Keiko Hirano
- Vol. 3: Atsuki Kikuchi x Shunji Yamanaka x Keiko Hirano
Sale of Artworks
Some of the exhibited works will be on sale.