Tokyo Type Directors Club Exhibition October 15th 2014

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Tokyo Type Directors Club Exhibition October 15th 2014


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For the first time in history, the Tokyo Type Directors Club Exhibition travels to the United States

Gallery Reception and Presentation Lecture,

10月 13-31 at Concordia University – Saint Paul

This October, Twin Cities residents will have a rare opportunity to view outstanding original pieces from the 2014 Tokyo Type Directors Club’s (Tokyo TDC) Exhibition, which recognizes today’s best Japanese and international graphic and typographic design work.


This unique exhibition will be on view at Concordia Art Center – Saint Paul from October 13-31, with a presentation lecture and gallery reception on the evening of October 15.


The presentation lecture will feature a discussion between Ryan Hageman and Jon Forss. Ryan Hageman is a graphic designer and founder of Gurafiku, a website dedicated to the history of Japanese graphic design. Jon Forss, a juror of the Tokyo TDC Exhibition 2014, is one half of the internationally acclaimed design studio Non-Format.


To determine the 2014 Tokyo TDC competition winners, the multinational and Japanese judges conducted a rigorous screening and selection process of nearly 3,000 entries. More than 150 of the award-winning works will be on display at the exhibition in Saint Paul. These will include posters, editorial & book designs, packaging, experimental work, and more.


“Judging Tokyo TDC was an extraordinary experience,” says Forss. “The standard of the work on show is nothing short of miraculous and, given that this is the very first time the Tokyo TDC Exhibition has travelled to the US, this is a unique opportunity to see the most outstanding work up close, right here in the Twin Cities.”


The presentation lecture will take place at 6:30pm on Wednesday, 10月 15 at Concordia’s Buetow Music Center Auditorium; tickets are available for $5-20. The presentation lecture will be followed by the Tokyo TDC gallery reception in the Concordia Art Center from 7:30-9:30 pm; the reception is free and open to the public.


Tokyo TDC Exhibition hosted by Werner Design Werks, Inc.


For more information or to purchase lecture tickets, visit


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Keynote speaker Ryan Hageman is giving JASM a private tour of the exhibition. Come join us in this special tour behind the scenes.


Concordia Art Center Galleries

1301 Marshall Ave

Saint Paul, 日米協会 55104

Street parking is available on Marsh all Ave and Syndicate Street. Public parking is available in campus lot after 5:00pm.



Exhibition Schedule


Presentation Lecture by Tokyo TDC exhibition juror Jon Forss and Japanese graphic design researcher Ryan Hageman

Buetow Music Center Auditorium

Tickets: $5-$20




Opening reception

Concordia Art Center Galleries

Free and open to the public, made possible by Target


OCTOBER 13-31, 2014
Ongoing exhibit hours

10am-4pm, Monday-Friday

Concordia Art Center Galleries

Free and open to the public, made possible by Target


The galleries of Concordia University – Saint Paul are located in the Concordia Art Center, on the northwest corner of Marshall Avenue and Syndicate Street North, in St. Paul. The Buetow Music Center Auditorium is a short walk from the Art Center. Free parking is available on Marshall Avenue and Syndicate Street, or in campus lots after 4:30pm.



About the Tokyo Type Director’s Club
Formed in 1987, the Tokyo Type Directors Club is one of the most prestigious organizations in the fields of typography and graphic design. Its annual competition is a touchstone for the world’s leading art directors, designers and typographic masters and is unique among its peers. It celebrates the spirit of typography and encourages and rewards experimentation into both form and language.


Concordia University Department of Art & Design

As a vital and engaging part of the university and the local community, Concordia’s Art & Design department immerses students in inspiring experiences and opportunities that teach the importance of art and design in the economy, the community and in cultures across the globe. Expansive offerings include studio art, graphic design and community arts which prepare students for many possible futures in the field.



Rio Saito

Program Manager

Tel: 612-627-9357

Fax: 612 397-2393