publication September 2019
language French, English, Japanese
designer deValence
size 220 x 300mm
pages 72 p.
ISBN 9782490077168
theme graphic design

This book is published on the occasion of the exhibition “deValence – Systems as Playgrounds” at kyoto ddd gallery (Japan), August 28th — October 23rd, 2019.
It received the support of DNP Foundation for Cultural Promotion.

Systems as Playgrounds is published on the occasion of deValence’s graphic design studio exhibition at kyoto ddd gallery. This book presents a selection of works designed in the fields of theater, architecture, design, publishing and contemporary art. It also features the edition work the studio is doing with it’s associated publishing house B42. The book pays particular attention to the creation context but also typography and the process of shape forming. For this first solo exhibition in Japan dedicated to the studio, the kyoto ddd gallery is presenting a selection of the studio’s projects illustrating its contribution to the renewal of contemporary graphic design.
An essay by the historian of design Tony Côme, along with an interview by the Japanese art critic and publisher Kiyonori Muroga with Alexandre Dimos and Ghislain Triboulet, shed light on the studio’s most memorable creations, while analysing the design and productions processes implemented over the last few years.