Akio & Friends Shows

Akio Nukaga: Heath Showcase

Akio Nukaga is a master potter from the Kasama region of Japan. Thanks to a deep relationship with Heath, he makes an annual pilgrimage to the Heath SF or LA showroom for a month-long exhibit of current work. We’re thrilled to have him back, and the opportunity to continue evolving the look of his shows is an exciting one.

Dates

2014 – 2015

Included Projects
  • 2014 Show Identity
  • 2015 Show Identity

Akio Nukaga & Friends

The 2014 show was a modest production. We had leftover canvas banners used in a previous Akio show (titled simply 'Akio Nukaga'), and were determined to reuse them. With a small 'and friends' addition to the previously used wordmark, we were in business, and the rest of the show's look was based around the inherent simplicity and beauty in Akio's work.

Akio Nukaga: New Work

The 2015 show of Akio's work was held in the Heath LA showroom; though it was the 5th or 6th Akio event, I wanted to explore a less restrained type treatment. The resulting type and color palette brought new energy to the show's communications.

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