The true power of design, says Yoshiaki Irobe, is its wallpaper-like quality of small continuities that line up together to create an uninterrupted wall. The graphic designer and art director, now in his 4th year running his Irobe Design Institute, is at the center of an exhibition that examines his work for a variety of clients both in 2D, 3D and spatial design.
Aptly titled WALL, the exhibition will showcase the 41-year old designer’s recent work. But it will also provide a stage for Irobe to reveal an ambitious project to revamp the typography and signage of the city of Tokyo.
Irobe was born in Chiba in 1974. After obtaining his Master’s Degree from Tokyo University of the Arts he began working for Kenya Hara at the Nippon Design Center. He established Irobe Design Institute in 2011, but it remains under the Nippon Design Center umbrella.
His exhibition Wall is on display at Ginza Graphic Gallery through September 28, 2015.