TDC Annual Awards 2009
TDC Prize : Tachibana, Fumio
2009 Award Winners

Magazine
"Kyutai (Sphere)" Issues 1, 2, 3

To my mind, there is no question that people were aware of "characters" before the language emerged with which they could convey their utterances. A "sphere" is the embryonic form, the shape that existed before "characters" became "characters". There have been just three issues of "Kyutai (Sphere)" since it began rolling of the presses. That this misshapen "sphere" has been scooped up makes me roll with happiness. I'd like to believe that it's because "characters" are clearly discernable in the "sphere".
I am deeply grateful to everyone who has helped me get this thing rolling.
Keep rolling...


Tachibana, Fumio

Born in Hiroshima in 1968. Graduated from Visual Communication Design of Musashino Art University and completed Master's course at Graduate School of Fine Arts Research, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. Tachibana creates his work using characters, papers and books as materials as well as central themes of his creation, and has presented his work both in Japan and abroad. Most recent exhibitions include "MOT Annual 2008: Unraveling and Revealing" at Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo and the 23rd Bruno International Graphic Design Biennial in Czech.