Exhibition

Takenobu Igarashi

Everyday Design

December 1, 2018–February 10, 2019

Floor 3

Japanese graphic designer and artist Takenobu Igarashi is perhaps best known in the United States for his letterforms and numbers drawn by hand in the axonometric method — guided by three axes, instead of two — so that the letters appear three-dimensional, like small architecture. For eight years, from 1984 through 1991, Igarashi designed annual calendars, creating 622 unique number designs for each calendar — a remarkable achievement in graphic design. As we move from 2018 into 2019, we look back thirty years to appreciate Igarashi’s exquisite designs for each day of 1988 and 1989.

Entry to this exhibition is included with general admission.