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Discovering the Next Generation of Young Graphic Designers

2nd “1_WALL” Graphics ExhibitionAn exhibition of works and presentations by six finalists after two rounds of judging. Who will win the Grand Prize?

  • DATES : Mon. February 22 - Thu. March 18, 2010
  • HOURS : 12:00p.m.-7:00p.m. (8:30p.m. on Wednesdays)
  • Closed Sundays. Admission free.

“1_WALL” is a series of open competitions launched to supersede the earlier “Hitotsubo” series, which marked its 30th show in spring 2008. The Grand Prize winner of the first “1_WALL” Graphics Competition, held in July 2009, was Isamu Gakiya. His victory was widely reported in the media, and much attention is now focused on how he will develop creatively in the coming years.

The final round of judging in the 2nd “1_WALL” Graphics Competition will take place on March 4 (Thu). During this round, which is open to the public, the six finalists will give presentations of their works, based on which the judges will select the Grand Prize winner. The winner’s prize is the privilege of mounting a solo show at the gallery one year later, along with permission to prepare an exhibition pamphlet.

The 6 Finalists
*At the open round of final judging on March 4, Manami Hayasaki was selected as the Grand Prix winner.

Manami Hayasaki

  • Koki Oguma

  • Yukiko Shimono

  • Ryota Nishimoto

  • Leika Lee

  • Eri Yuzawa

Koki Oguma
Born in 1981.

“graffiti is blooming”
Like the flow of the seasons or the sky.
Like the gestures of babies or children.
I want to keep depicting Nature.

Yukiko Shimono
Born in 1988.

Like a scene in a movie,
A certain feeling is born
by combining different colors and materials.
It’s a feeling that can’t be expressed in words.

Ryota Nishimoto
Born in 1977.

The idea came to me when I was washing a plastic pudding cup,
thinking it would be more beautiful if the lip were trimmed away.
I also made nicks in the cup as a whole,
changing its texture, ending with something entirely different.

*Grand Prize Winner*
Manami Hayasaki
Born in 1980.

“Fool’s Experiments”
Entities of black and white create a contrast between the brilliance and gaiety of “life” and the sadness and beauty of “death.”
The shadow’s existence is a metaphor of the precarious nature of comparing the meaning of “life and death.”

Leika Lee
Born in 1978.

To save on expenses, the bar owner told me
to use customers’ used coasters as memo pads.
In no time, while pretending to write notes
I furtively took to drawing pictures.

Eri Yuzawa
Born in 1983.

“the priest of light protects one and all”
By combining together drawings of small size,
one large picture emerges,
its energy seeming to just keep expanding.
I think pictures are creatures possessing energy.

Koki Oguma

Born in 1981.

Yukiko Shimono

Born in Tokyo in 1988. Graduated from Musashino Art University in 2013.

Ryota Nishimoto

Born in 1977.

Manami Hayasaki

1980 born in Osaka Education 2004-2007 Chelsea College of Art and Design, BA Fine Art 1999-2003 Kyot...

Leika Lee

Born in 1978.

Eri Yuzawa

Born in 1983.

Judges (in Japanese syllabary order)

Jun Kosaka(Artist)
Kenjiro-Sano(Art director)

Art director born in 1972. President of MR_DESIGN Inc. His major work includes Toyota ReBORN, Suntory BOSS, LISMO!, Nyanmage, S.T. Corporation’s Air Counter, T Boo! S for TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting System), Mizkan’s Toromame, etc. Nico products and the “Earth Garbage Bag” of his design are sold at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA), Collette in Paris, London’s Design Museum and la Rinascente in Milan. www.mr-design.jp

Kazunari Hattori(Graphic designer)

Graphic designer Kazunari Hattori was born in Tokyo in 1964. After graduating from the Department of Design, Faculty of Fine Arts, of Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, he initially worked for Light Publicity before going freelance. His major works include art direction of the magazines “Ryuko Tsushin,” “here and there” and “Mayonaka”; and, for Hermès Japon, art direction of “Hermès Bespoke Objects” and “L’atelier petit h.” He also performed VI planning for the Hirosaki Museum of Contemporary Art.

Naomi Hirabayashi(Art director, Graphic designer)
Hiro Sugiyama(Art director, Artist)

Organizer: Guardian Garden