+81 Gallery+Lab
The first anniversary exhibition
2011.4.2(Sat) – 5.1(Sun)

2011.4.2 Sat - 5.1 Sun
Open: 14:00-19:00 (Wed-Fri), 12:00-19:00 (Sat, Sun)
Close: Monday, Tuesday

OPENING PARTY: 2011.4.2 (Sat) 16:00-18:00

Shun Kawakami / Gen Miyamura / OHGUSHI / Wing Shya / HIDEKI INABA / Cyan / Sam Winston / The Luxury of Protest

Shun Kawakami

Born 1977 in Tokyo. Establishes his own design firm, Artless Inc., in 1999. His vision, unconstrained by genres and categories, is embodied through a broad range of activities, from graphic design, art direction, and branding to interactive art, video, installation, and space design. As an artist, participates in various exhibitions and projects in Japan and aboard, curates exhibitions, and contributes art to various media outlets. Receives numerous awards, including NYADC Award, One Show, Good Design Award, and Tokyo Interactive Ad Award.


Gen Miyamura

Born 1980 in Shizuoka.Graduated from Niigata University with a Master's Degree in Calligraphy.Sublimating the beauty of characters or Bokusho, an abstract form of brush calligraphy, through radical approaches, Miyamura has developed his works in various media and fields in design or fine art. He has won a range of awards including the prizes at Mainichi Shodo Exhibition & Association, which is the most honorable calligraphy exhibition Japan.



An illustrator. Born in 1977. Creators depictions of women using ancient Japanese implements of brush and ink with a bold yet subtle touch that are at once modern and striking. Has also in recent years created many advertising images for department stores and fashion brands around the world using original techniques and perspectives that defy classification under any one genre. Has also appeared often in international media like art books and exhibitions.


Wing Shya

Wing Shya is a Hong Kong based photographer who works in fashion, film, and art. Born in 1964, he started his career as a graphic designer after studying at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Canada. Upon his return to Hong Kong, Shya set up Shya-la-la Workshop, a design studio, which over the years, has won numerous international awards. Shya has also been the exclusive photographer and graphic designer for Wong Kar Wai's films, which have included "Happy Together", "In The Mood for Love", "Eros" and "2046". In March 2006, Shya held his first solo art exhibition at the Mori Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo. In October 2007, he had two solo photo exhibition - one in Xintiandi, Shanghai, and another exhibition "Wing Shya - The Archives Unlocked" in Hong Kong.



Born in1971, currently working as one of the leading graphic designer in Japan. While contributing for +81 magazine and SAL magazine, he receives a high attention for his innovative design. He has published his first workbook ~NEWLINE in 2006. His works appeared on the cover of Taschen’s popular book Graphic Design ‘Now’. His work called Print Line was showed "KANSEI" exhibition at LES ARTS DECORATIFS in 2009 and also held "9010 Hideki Inaba" Exhibition at Mitsubishi-Jisho Artium in 2010.



The graphic design studio cyan was established in 1992 by Daniela Haufe and Detlef Fiedler in Berlin. It specializes in visual identities for cultural and public institutions and visual presentation strategies for exhibitions and performances. cyan’s designs have received numerous awards and have been published in specialist journals and books worldwide.


The Luxury of Protest

Founded in 2008 as a communication consultancy and experimental design platform by Peter Crnokrak. Handles mainly commercial jobs while also doing socio-critical design projects. Has been featured in over 70 books and magazines, and has won a number of international design competitions. In 2010 Crnokrak was invited by the RSA Trustee Board to be a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in recognition of his data visualization projects.


Sam Winston 

Born in 1978, in London. Winston started selling his typographic stories through the ICA and they soon became widely collected. His books now can be found in the special collections of MoMA New York, the Tate Britain, the Victoria & Albert Museum as well as the British Library. Winston was a visiting lecture at Brighton University and a tutor at Camberwell College of Arts. He has written for Baseline magazine and worked on a variety of design projects.


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