HAJIME TACHIBANA EXHIBITION

HAPPENINGText: Atsuko Kobayashi

Hajime Tachibana‘s solo exhibition is being held at P-HOUSE, Shibuya. After the period of ’75 to ’80, worked as a member of the Plastics, a legendary techno band, he started acting as a pioneer in the field of CG and typography and later released his original plug-in for Adobe Illustrator, Shinyo Beta or Trust Beta.

He’s always been spearheading into the graphic design, techno music, electro and pop world in Japan. The first band he formed in the last 15 years was actually, Low Powers, a punk band with a vocalist of a 15 year old girl.

As he said before the exhibition that the exhibition would be his point of no return, he is showing a collage of logo marks by American traditional zinc letterpress and prints made with the letterpress. A great combination of mono-colour lithographes and digital images.

“I feel like I’m in a acoustic mood. However the the world is revolutionalised or turned upside down, I am life-sized and indivisual. The texsture of paper is something acoustic that gives me a 3D feeling. As a graphic designer, I’ve never been satisfied facing the monitor and will never give up the possibilities of paper and print”. – Hajime Tachibana

On 20th February, he is going to release ver. 3.0 of the Shinyo Beta that can be used with Win and freehand as well as Illustrator. Also, his group exhibition will be held at DEPT gallery on 20th February.

Hajime Tachibana exhibition
Date: 17th January – 17th February, 1998
Open: 14:00 – 20:00 (Closed on Monday)
Place: P-HOUSE
Address: 1-29-9 Ebisunishi, Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo
Admission: 500 yen
Tel: +81 (0)3 5458 3359
http://www.tachibanahajime.design

Text: Atsuko Kobayashi
Translation: Satoru Tanno

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