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Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012

KANSAI

"Okumura Akio and Works"

Staff writer


By TOMOKO HORI

This show looks into the 40-year career of Akio Okumura, the graphic designer behind the typography of some of Japan's most famous logos. His familiar work includes the cursive font for the confectioner Ezaki Glico, the curved letters of Rohto Pharmaceutical and recently, his work for the Center for iPS Cell Research and Application at Kyoto University.

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Katashimo Kawachi Wine packaging designed by Akio Okumura

To allow visitors to get a feel of what it is like to work in graphic design, part of the ddd gallery has also been set up as an office for Okumura, who will be available from time to time to talk to visitors; till March 8.

ddd Gallery; Namba SS Building 1F, 1-17-28 Minami Horie, Nishi-ku, Osaka. Namba Station, Yotsubashi Line. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sat., till 6 p.m.) Free admission. Closed Sun., Mon., holidays. www.dnp.co.jp/gallery/ddd.


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