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Poster, Tokyo Type Directors Club Exhibition

This is a Poster. It was designed by Kjell Ekhorn and Jon Forss and from the office of Non-Format. It is dated 2014 and we acquired it in 2017. Its medium is offset lithograph on paper.

This Japanese-language poster for the Tokyo Type Directors Club features three-dimensional letterforms that appear to drift upward in space. The letters are rendered in materials that appear to be in a state of decay or disintegration as they float up and away from us. The typography at the base of the poster employs a distinct vocabulary of thick-and-thin strokes.

This object was donated by Non-Format. It is credited Gift of Non-Format.

Our curators have highlighted 4 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

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Its dimensions are

100 × 70.7 cm (39 3/8 × 27 13/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Poster, Tokyo Type Directors Club Exhibition; Designed by Kjell Ekhorn, Jon Forss; Office of Non-Format; offset lithograph on paper; 100 × 70.7 cm (39 3/8 × 27 13/16 in.); Gift of Non-Format; 2017-54-2

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

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