2019.01.19.Sat

NEW YEAR'S CARDS FROM 100CREATORS

“New Year’s Cards from 100 Creators” Exhibition vol.14 [official link]

This exhibition will display New Year’s postcards that creators have sent in to the specialist paper trading company Takeo Co., Ltd.
This year will be our first attempt at working with local creators to hold simultaneous exhibitions at Takeo locations throughout the country: Yodoyabashi MIHONCHO, Fukuoka MIHONCHO, and of course the flagship MIHONCHO HONTEN location.
The MIHONCHO HONTEN location will also exhibit New Year’s cards designed by Mr. Ishiguro of Creative Studio OUWN.
This year’s design makes use of seldom seen gold leaf to create finely worked, minuscule foil renderings.
Members of the public and design and print enthusiasts alike are sure to love our exhibitions of this familiar item — the New Year’s card.
We hope you enjoy both the cards and the New Year’s wishes written on them by their creators.

Wed. January 23 – Thu. February 28, 2019

Location (Exhibitions at all three locations run for the same period.)

MIHONCHO HONTEN 2F
3-18-3 Kanda Nishikicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo-to 101-0054 [map]
TEL: 03-3292-3669
Closed Sat/Sun/Holidays 10:00-19:00
(+ Yodobayashi MIHONCHO/Fukuoka MIHONCHO; runs simultaneously at all three locations)

2018.09.01.Sat

BOOK BOX / DOT TRIP EXHIBITION

On the 1st book floor of the 2nd building of the Daikanyama Tsutaya Store, there is a BOOK BOX, a box shaped bookshelf that introduces readers to current prominent creators.

It is currently exhibiting the exhibit “Book jackets you can feel” in collaboration with the magazine Brain, published by Senden Kaigi.
The title is “Dot Trip Exhibition”.
Through the designer Atsushi Ishiguro’s “book jackets that can be felt”, the feelings of going on a journey of thought with the expressions of a book are linked with the actual journey of experiencing a new sensation.
These book jackets invite readers into the world of books.

Mr. Ishiguro has designed and will be exhibiting and selling numerous kinds of book jackets that emphasize both design and content,
so that readers may go on many different kinds of trips.

Exhibition Opening September 1, 2019 at the Daikanyama Tsutaya Bookstore, Building 2, Floor 1

2018.08.20.Mon

LOGO DESIGN WITH EXAMPLES

Some of OUWN’s designs were covered in “LOGO DESIGN WITH EXAMPLES” a book edited by PIE International.
I would like to thank everyone for all their great efforts.

2018.07.05.Thu

GRAPHIS ANNUAL 2019 TRIPLE SILVER

At Graphis Design Annual 2019, Roppongi Hills’s advertisement “I’M DRESSED” and
LUMINE’s advertisement “LIFE IS JOURNEY” were selected as the “Silver Winners”.
LUMINE’s advertisment “LIFE IS JOURNEY” was also selected as the “Silver Winner” in the poster category.
Graphis was launched in Switzerland in 1944 and moved to America in 1952.
It is a historic design annual that continues to be published in New York.
It would be great if you get the opportunity the learn about activities of those involved.

2018.06.11.Mon

SAKE COMPETITION 2018

This year we are coming up on the 7th “SAKE COMPETITION”,
where the most delicious sake in Japan is selected.
The limited edition “Miyoshi’s Winter”, of which only 344 bottles are produced,
won second prize in the label design category.
The “label design category” that was newly established last year was originally Mr. Hidetoshi Nakata’s idea
and Miyoshi has won prizes two years consecutively.

2018.05.06.Sun

2018 NY ADC MERIT

The New York ADC annual award was established in 1920
by the Art Directors Club (ADC: New York, America ) and
acknowledges business advertisements and designs as having the same value as fine art,
and is the world’s most historic advertisement award.
At the 2018 New York ADC Annual Awards, the poster for Japanese Miyoshi Sake won a Merit award.
Thank you to everyone who was involved.

2018.05.07.Mon

Discover Japan June 2018

Ishiguro’s interview is published in the June 2018 issue of Discover Japan, issued by Publisher A, sold on May 7th.
His interview about Japan’s regional creation from a creative perspective, how ideas are made, and more, has been published in a multi-page spread.
The special feature is “I Want to Drink Delicious Japanese Tea”.
The Japanese tea craze is in full swing, and this is a very fun issue.
We would be delighted if you gave it a readthrough.

2018.02.22.Thu

MDN DESIGNERS FILE 2018

MdN Corporation, a corporation which handles media projects in the field of design at Impress Group,
launched the ‘MdN Designers’ File 2018′ project.
It is the latest 2018 edition of a creative directory which lists graphic designers, art directors, etc.
all in one place.
Ishiguro from OUWN is listed here.
I would like to thank everyone for all their great efforts.

About

OUWN was founded as a corporation in 2013 by Atsushi Ishiguro and Munechika Fujita. The name stems from our hope to foster interaction, dialogue, and feelings between our owns and yours ( "own" + "u" ) through designing.
In addition to art direction, OUWN’s activities extend into many different fields such as graphics, web, fashion, visual, logo, and other types of design.

With a variety of nice dialogue with you as a "dot", OUWN wishes that dots will connect down the road.