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The following is an excerpt from the press release.

“de-sport: The Deconstruction and Reconstruction of Sports through Art”

In anticipation of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games next year, this exhibition sets out to reexamine the significance of sports from an artistic perspective. The title, de-sport, is a newly coined term derived from the medieval French word desport, meaning “to enjoy,” and the idea of dismantling and rebuilding sports, expressed by the phrase “deconstructed sport.”* In tracing the etymology of the word “sport,” one finds that it originally meant “an enjoyable diversion from routine labor,” and included artistic pursuits such as music, theatre, painting, and dance. In contrast to contemporary sports – a parade of consummate physiques and skills, and a commodification of competition as entertainment – this exhibition returns to the roots of sports and adopts an artistic viewpoint in order to reconsider these activities as social constructs that reflect various issues of the day, including play, the body, the state, war, and non-verbal communication. Don’t miss this chance to watch and experience sports, deconstructed and reconstructed from the artistic perspectives of ten artists from nine countries around the globe.

Period: 2020.6.27 (Sat.) - 2020.9.27 (Sun.)
Venue: 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Organized by: 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa [Kanazawa Art Promotion and Development Foundation]
Sponsored by: Goldwin Inc./Neurtalworks
Cooperation: IO Data Device Inc.

Exhibited Artists:
Allora &apm; Calzadilla
THE EUGENE Studio
Charles FRÉGER
Liam GILLICK
Christian JANKOWSKI
Gabriel OROZCO
Erwin WURM
Xijing Men
YANAI Shino
KAZAMA Sachiko

Infomation page of the exhibition (21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa)

Press release

Our Typeface Astro has been published in The Year Book of Type 2019/20 by Slanted Publishers.

Kamimura & Co. made artwork for A Design Film Festival 2019 Singapore as an invited designer.

Launching at A Design Film Festival Singapore 2019, The Art of Design Vol. 02 is a t-shirt collection inspired by the festival’s film line-up and features artwork by 8 Asian designers from Bandung, Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, and Tokyo. Limited numbers of each design will be on sale from 12 to 27 October 2019 at the Festival Gift Shop.


A Design Film Festival 2019 Singapore
12th – 27th, October 2019
at Capitol Theatre
https://www.designfilmfestival.com/2019/

Official Store
https://store.designfilmfestival.com/

We got interviewed and featured on North East, a graphic design magazine aiming to inspire creativity and celebrate the works.

Kamimura & Co., Japanese multidisciplinary design studio and their own type foundry.

On March 18th, Ékritschief editor Hiroshi Obayashi and Makoto Kamimura will appear on a public talk. We will talk about the backstage of making Sekai Kozuma’s book “Toward Forming”, the way of their edit and design, and things around the media.
This public talk will be held as a part of ÉKRITS ROPPONGI, a pop-up store in Bunkitsu Roppongi Tokyo. Kamimura & Co. is helping the planning and design of the project.


ÉKRITS ROPPONGI presents
Public Talk: Forming “Toward Forming”
Hiroshi Obayashi (ÉKRITS Chief Editor) ✕ Makoto Kamimura (Designer)

at Bunkitsu Roppongi
on March 18th 18:30 open / 19:00 start

Tickets
Normal: 1,000yen+tax
Special: 4,000yen+tax (ticket + ÉKRITS special tote bag)

Booking https://goo.gl/forms/hsfkFzvPu4JhpFU53
※ Entrance fee (1500yen + tax) is required to enter Bunkitsu.
※ Please make the payment on the day at Bunkitsu checkin counter.
※ The public talk will be held only in Japanese.

Makoto is going to participate in the talk show as a speaker in Kyoto.

“Survival Techniques: Freedom in design, art, and editing.”
at MEDIA SHOP | gallery, on January 13, 18-20PM
Entrance free. No reservation is needed.

Speakers:
Goshi Uhira, artist/designer
Makoto Kamimura, designer
Masakazu Onishi, designer
Hiroshi Sakurai, editor

For more details, please check this page.

Kamimura & Co. launched a type design department Detail Type Foundry (Detail). Besides selling font licenses, we produce custom typefaces for companies and brands. Please check the article that We talk about an introduction to the foundry.

Detail released its first typeface “Astro” today, too. Makoto designed the typeface inspired by contemporary science and technology. Astro is a large-sized typeface family consisting of 20 weights 40 styles, enabling the detailed adjustment of visual gravity. This sans serif form incorporating the advantages of neo-grotesque sans serif and humanist sans serif provides a new viewpoint to the genre of sans serif. For details, please see here.

We designed a part of graphics of the exhibition starting from October 19th at the Shiseido Gallery.


Going beyond and participating in beauty: Shinzo Fukuhara’s aesthetics Shinzo Fukuhara / ASSEMBLE, THE EUGENE Studio

Information (Shiseido Gallery Website)

Sponsor: Shiseido Co., Ltd.
Collaborators: Assemble Studio CIC, THE EUGENE Studio
Cooperators: A Factory Inc., Uhuru Corp, Kamimura & Co. Inc.
Duration: Part 1: Friday, October 19, 2018 through Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Part 2: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 through Sunday, March 17, 2019
Venue: Shiseido Gallery (Tokyo Ginza Shiseido Building, B1, 8-8-3 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo)
Hours: Weekdays 11:00AM–7:00PM
Sundays and national holidays: 11:00AM–6:00PM
Closed: Mondays (including national holidays falling on Monday)
Admission is free.

We are featured in Slanted Magazine #31 published by Slanted Publishers

Design studio Kamimura is incorporated as Kamimura & Co. on the 11th January, 2018.

Thank you for your continuous support.

Makoto Kamimura, Sachi Kamimura

We got an interview on Gute Process Issue 5 “Preserving the future”.

http://www.guteprocess.com/issues/05

Our studio’s projects are fetured in Design 360° Magazine No.64 published by Sandu Publishing.

http://www.design360.cn/index.php?c=content&a=show&id=72

Makoto got interviewed in “RSVP Invitation Design for Special Occasions” published by Sandu Publishing.

Makoto got interviewed in Worldwide Creative Journal “QUOTATION” No.21

http://quotationmagazine.jp/news/post-10055

Makoto has contributed a text titled “A little essay about typography” to an ÉKRITS

http://ekrits.jp/2015/02/1516/