EXHIBITION: Schweiz 日本 Japan スイス


June 19th(Fri) – July 5th(Sun) , 2015


12:00 – 19:00
Closed on Monday





Opening Reception

June 9th (Fri)
19:00 – 22:00

Related Events

Show & Tell Tokyo.
June 25th (Thu) 
starting from 19.00
Food and drinks will be available for purchase at the venue

Participating designers

Bonbon (Zurich)

Claudiabasel (Basel)

Demian Conrad (Lausanne)

Felix Pfäffli (Lucerne)
Johnson / Kingston (Lucerne / Berne)

Kazunari Hattori (Tokyo)

Kenjiro Sano (Tokyo)

Masayuki Terashima (Sapporo)

Prill Vieceli Cremers (Zurich)

Rikako Nagashima (Tokyo)

Ryosuke Uehara (Tokyo)
Yuma Harada (Osaka)

calm & punk gallery is proud to present “Schweiz 日本 Japan スイス” an exhibition that 
will start from June 19th (Fri).

The exhibition “Schweiz 日本 Japan スイス” will be held at our gallery, “CALM&PUNK“, starting from June 19th (Fri). After being showcased at the Weltformat poster festival in Lucerne, Switzerland last autumn, the posters can be now seen in Japan from June 19th to July 5th 2015, at the CALM&PUNK GALLERY in Tokyo.

As a cultural contribution to the 150th Year Anniversary of diplomatic 
relations between Switzerland and Japan, Weltformat poster festival in Lucerne, 
Switzerland, has initiated a project to bring together designers 
from Japan and Switzerland. During the last century, designers from
 both countries have made great contributions to the field of poster design, their attitudes, and methods have had a strong impact on visual 
communication worldwide. For this exhibition, six renowned designers and 
design studios from each country were invited to design a poster.

In recent years, all of the participating designers have been attracted international 
attention through unconventional poster designs. 
For this project, they were asked to design a poster addressing the keyword 
’exchange’. The aim was to encourage a dialog about contemporary poster design, 
as well as to investigate how attitudes and interests of designers from 
both countries differ or correlate with each other. The result is an exciting visual dialogue 
between twelve designers from two nations.