2008

CLEAR in the FOG

— Hideki Nakajima

TDC Prize


 

CLEAR in the FOG(Poster, Book)
This collection of my work shares the same title as the exhibition “Cl in the FOG.” It all started with an exhibition request from ginza graphic gallery roughly one year prior to the exhibitionÕs opening. All of these works are expressions of my personal design views at the time, and for the first time, I incorporated words into the typography as if whispering. The parent organization of this gallery is Dai Nnippon Printing (DNP) Co., Ltd., which had a significant impact as I was able to apply diverse printing technologies. These diverse printing techniquestechnologies include offset printing, printoutoutput byof latest models, print to canvas, laser-cut typography on acrylic and binding dummiesbook bundle samples, letterpress printing, fax carbon paper, wood prints, rubber stamps, and so on. Dai Nippon PrintingÕs cooperation allowed me to use the Shuei-Mincho font, something that had never been permitted before, and in the end I completed them in many types of frames. But then when I thought the fog had finally cleared, I found myself shrouded in fog once again.


Hideki Nakajima
He founded Nakajima Design in 1995. He has been a member of the unit “code” among Ryuichi Sakamoto, Shigeo Goto and Rika Sora since 1999.
His publication includes a monograph “REVIVAL” (1999), “Artist, Designer and Director SCAN: Hideki Nakajima” (2001) and a collaboration with Ryuichi Sakamoto, “S/N” (2002). 
He has joined numerous group exhibitions and also had a solo show “Nakajima Design Exhibition” at the Guangzhou Musuem fo Art in 2004. 
Past awards include the New York ADC Gold and Silver Prizes, the Tokyo ADC Award, the Best Design at the International Biennial in Brno 2000, the Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Award, the Kodansha Publishing Cultural Award and the Wang Xu Prize the 3rd International Poster Biennial Ningbo 2004. He is a member of the AGI, New York ADC, Tokyo ADC and Tokyo TDC