CREATION Project 2010
Every year since 1990, Recruit has organized a charity exhibition to enable many people to sense the enjoyment and pleasure that can be derived from art and design. Each year works created on a noncommercial basis by artists with links to the two galleries have been displayed and offered for sale, and the proceeds have been donated to UNICEF. Starting last year, this series of events has been revamped under the title “CREATION Project,” and its overarching objective is to suggest how our lives can be greatly enriched through the power of design.
The theme of the second “CREATION Project” is “Shoes.” It’s often said that dressing smartly starts with the feet, and footwear truly is an important fashion item, either as an accent complementing one’s clothes or as an elemental factor in total fashion coordination. So for this exhibition, we called on 160 creative artists to design shoes. The end result is a cornucopia of footwear designs: some are playful, others innovative, yet others artistic. No matter what their category, all 160 designs are sure to make their wearer want to stroll around town showing them off. We sincerely hope many people will come to see these remarkable shoes, purchase their favorite, and thereby participate in this most worthy charity event.
160 shoes designed by creative artists from Japan and around the world
All shoes featured are PRO-Keds ROYAL HI or LO, selected at the artist’s discretion. Designs were printed on cloth by ink jet and crafted into shoes.
During the exhibition, the shoes on display can be ordered for later delivery. The price per item will be JPY 8,000. All ordered items will subsequently be manufactured for delivery by the end of April 2011. (* Note: The deadline for placing orders was December 24, 2010. We thank everyone for their participation.)
A catalogue featuring all items on display will be available at JPY 500 per copy. Orders for the catalogue can also be placed through our online SHOP.
Allocation of Proceeds
Proceeds from this event (after production and mailing costs) will be donated (through the Japan Committee for UNICEF) to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
Participating Artists (alphabetical order)
Creation Gallery G8
Kan Akita, Takashi Akiyama, Mizumaru Anzai, Masuteru Aoba, Katsunori Aoki, Katsumi Asaba, Alan Chan, Stasys Eidrigevicius, Susumu Endo, Ryuji Fujieda, Naoko Fukuoka, Osamu Fukushima, Rodney Greenblat, Tadahiro Gunji, Koichi Hara, Satoshi Hasegawa, Kazunari Hattori, Noriaki Hayashi, Katsuhiko Hibino, Kodue Hibino, Eiki Hidaka, Naomi Hirabayashi, Naoki Hiramatsu, Yoshiaki Irobe, Koji Iyama, Masahiro Kakinokihara, Takahisa Kamijyo, Kaoru Kasai, Mitsuo Katsui, Atsuki Kikuchi, Katsuhiro Kinoshita, Shogo Kishino, Yosuke Kobayashi, Masayoshi Kodaira, Chiharu Kondo, Koichi Kosugi, Satoru Kubo, Aoshi Kudo, Takafumi Kusagaya, Katsura Marubashi, Shin Matsunaga, Ken Miki, Toru Minegishi, Manabu Mizuno, Chie Morimoto, Tadahito Nadamoto, Hiroaki Nagai, Kazufumi Nagai, Kazumasa Nagai, Tomohiko Nagakura, Rikako Nagashima, Keisuke Nagatomo, Takahiro Nagino, Noboru Naito, Kenzo Nakagawa, Hideki Nakajima, Shinya Nakajima, Takahisa Nakajima, Masayoshi Nakajo, Hisako Nakayama, Akira Odagiri, Tetsuya Ohta, Yoshinori Okada, Ken Okamuro, Hitomi Sago, Ryota Sakae, Kenjiro Sano, Kashiwa Sato, Koichi Sato, Taku Satoh, Yasuhiro Sawada, Jan Sawka, Akiko Sekimoto, Nisuke Shimotani, Norito Shinmura, Takayuki Soeda, Hiro Sugiyama, Mamoru Suzuki, Kaoru Takai, Ryusuke Tanaka, Hiroki Taniguchi, Mineko Ueda, Ryosuke Uehara, Aquirax Uno, Shin-Ichiro Wakao, WABISABI, Makoto Wada, Yoshie Watanabe, Philippe Weisbecker, Nobuhiko Yabuki, Hideto Yagi, Kijuro Yahagi, Eiji Yamada, Harumi Yamaguchi, Takato Yamamoto, Yasuhiro Yomogida, Tara Yumura, Teruhiko Yumura
Hana Akiyama, ASADA, Shinobu Fukuda, Moe Furuya, Isamu Gakiya, Yuji Hashimoto, Kimitaro Hattori, Kae Higuchi, Genta Honnoh, Ryuta Iida, Masaru Ishikawa, Keiko Itakura, Sakiko Kataoka, Kiichiro Kato, Eriko Kawakami, Sakico Kawashima, Hideki Kessoku, Harumi Kimura, Jin Kitamura, Kenji Kitazawa, Masahiko Koga, Masaki Komoto, Jun Kosaka, Kiyoshi Kuroda, Naoko Machida, Takeshi Matsugami, mayu, Ryosuke Miyashita, Mitsugu Mizobata, Takahiro Nagahama, nakaban, Kumi Nakanoko, Hisashi Narita, Takeshi Nishioka, Naoko Nishitani, Sayaka Ohmura, Shinko Okuhara, Yuji Okushi, Keiichiro Oshima, Hitomi Ozaki, qp, Hiroshi Saito, Maki Segami, Yu Shichiji, Junya Shigematsu, Masaki Shiota, Yuuske Simizz, Shino Suefusa, Makoto Sugimoto, Minoru Sugiyama, Shintaro Tagashira, Keiko Takaiso, Norio Takamatsu, Atsushi Takeda, Taichi Tamaki, Takeru Toyokura, Fuco Ueda, Hiroki Yamamoto, Kosuke Yamashita, Akira Yasuda