The Printing Museum, Tokyo is proud to present items from its collection in a series of exhibitions which will change every 3 or 4 months over a period of some one and a half years until 2011. You will surely marvel at the treasures on display in each of these unique exhibitions.
The printing process itself was used as a tool in the creation of graphic designs in the 60s and 70s, when the art of photoengraving was in full flower. Artists at the time "used" printing in the same way that they used their brushes and pens. By using screens that they made themselves and changing the method of transferring film to printing plates, the artists were able to create new kinds of images, ones that owed their development to specific changes in the plate-making or photographing process. With today's computer graphics it might seem that such images would be easy to create, but actually there are many extremely difficult barriers that would need to be overcome in order to reproduce these works from the 60s and 70s accurately. The exhibition features many of the experiments in graphic design from that time when artists were intimately involved in the printing process.
||Apr. 20, 2010 (Tue) - Jul. 3, 2010 (Sat)
||Mondays (However open on May 3), May 6
||10:00 - 18:00 (final admission: 17:30)
||Adults: 300 yen
University students: 200 yen
High school and junior high school students: 100 yen
Children up to elementary school age (12 years old): free
* Admission charges may change during Temporary Exhibitions.
*50 yen discount per person in groups of more than 20 people
*Free admittance to senior citizens (65 years and over)
*Free admittance to visitors holding handicapped-persons' cards and their attendant
*Free admittance on Culture Day, Nov 3
Printing Museum, Tokyo, Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.