2017

YORU HA (At Night)

— Suzuka Fujita + Yukiko Uno

RGB Prize


 

YORU HA (At Night)
Japanese characters, especially hiragana, have round shapes representing the physicality of the action of “writing.” The shapes of hiragana characters are not just flat figures, but were formed by the sense of spacious aesthetics to feel the succession of lines and their depth. This is a video work where we attempted to express the spacious nature that lies in Japanese characters. We used 3D CG to give depth to a font that only has a framework and created an organic three-dimensional object utilizing the soft, round shape of the font. Characters that are written with easygoing brush strokes slowly rotate and float in the space and then gradually become words. Finally, they disappear quietly.
  We believe that, by giving space or time to characters, we can discover their new modality different from that of flat figures. The award really encouraged me, and I would like to continue producing works from here on. I really appreciate the award.


Suzuka Fujita (photo/right)
Born in Hokkaido in 1991; graduated from the Department of Visual Communication Design, College of Art and Design, Musashino Art University in 2013. She takes an active part in graphic design and movie design activities. Her work includes movie design for exhibition “Measuring – This much, That much, How much?” at the 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT .

Yukiko Uno (photo/left)
Born in 1989; graduated from the Department of Visual Communication Design, College of Art and Design, Musashino Art University in 2013. She won  the Type Design Prize of the Tokyo TDC Annual Awards 2014 for “Kousei”.Uno is a font designer for JIYUKOBO, Ltd.