nendo's un-printed material exhibition pays tribute to paper without using it
 
nendo's un-printed material exhibition pays tribute to paper without using it
oct 19, 2016

nendo's un-printed material exhibition pays tribute to paper without using it

 

 

for creation gallery g8 — a gallery dedicated mostly to graphic design — prolific japanese designer studio nendo is exhibiting ‘un-printed material’, a show that pays tribute to paper without using it. for a space that exhibits the work of people who use paper as a medium, this proposal follows oki sato’s idea of having a ‘poster exhibition without posters’. the pieces are an abstraction of paper that reduces it only to an outline, capturing its unique essence.

 

the animated film provides hints about what the outlines represent plays in the room

 

 

located in ginza,tokyo, creation gallery G8 has dedicated three rooms to nendo’s exhibition; the first one contains 30 sheets of A1-sized hanged posters that showcase time and use on paper. the outlines of some of these posters look wrinkled, torn, and sometimes falling. the second one shows a series of postcards that have been manipulated by hands — tearing and folding them. the last room exhibits another abstraction of paper-made objects including paper bags, milk cartons, and origami. all the pieces have been 3D-printed but also have some hand manipulation, focusing on the finer details and only leaving the outline.

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all images by akihiro yoshida

 

 

when asked about the concept behind the exhibition, the studio established in 2002 comments that, by zeroing in on the finer details and carefully representing them in the outlines, we attempted to capture that unique essence of paper that we have all felt at one time or another.’

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the 30 A1-sized posters show an abstraction of use and time

nendo un-printed material exhibition creation gallery g8 designboom
overall view of the first room showcasing the posters

nendo un-printed material exhibition creation gallery g8 designboom
the pieces have been both 3D-printed and worked by hand 

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each paper outline shows a different gesture

nendo un-printed material exhibition creation gallery g8 designboom
the exhibition also includes different paper-made objects

nendo un-printed material exhibition creation gallery g8 designboom
even if still, the pieces show movement

nendo un-printed material exhibition creation gallery g8 designboom
overall view of the paper and its outlines

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nendo un-printed material exhibition at creation gallery g8

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