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WOW magazine 134 - Mar. 29th, 2018

Exploring the root of the Visual Design Studio WOW, “Discover Japan_CREATORS, WOW’s Work Method and Changing the World”, is now published.

“Discover Japan”, is a monthly book that rediscovers the charm of Japan’s “substance”, “matter”, and “people”, and this is the series from its separate volume magazine, “Discover Japan_CREATORS”. The entire book focuses on one creator’s works, and our works have been selected as their second edition, “WOW’s Work Method and Changing World”, which published on March 30th 2018.
The visual design studio, founded in Sendai, Tohoku area of Japan and now has the office based in Tokyo and London. “Anything we see is the subject of design”. According to those words, their expression is not only at video, but they have been able to expand the field to space, art, architecture, and products, etc with the times. WOW’s design shakes the world with an innovative presentation, and will stay in many people’s mind timelessly. Their eyes are turning towards future already.
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In the publication, we interviewed the client such as Toyota, SHISEIDO, ISSEY MIYAKE, and Pokemon to discuss each project. Additional, visual designers have a round-table discussion on the changes in WOW’s design, and the condensation of traces of the path WOW has travelled. The book is now on sale in advance of their exhibition, “WOW Visual Design Studio - WOW animates the world” at the Spiral from April 6th to 15th.
Also, a talk show event with Discover Japan’s editor-in -chief, Toshihiro Takahashi, and the sculptor, Kohei Nawa, would be held at the Spiral and GINZA TSUTAYA BOOKS. We are looking forward to your participation.

Also, under the supervision of Discover Japan’s editor-in-chief Toshihiro Takahashi, and engraver Kohei Nawa, a talk show event celebrating the anniversary of publication will be held at GINZA TSUTAYA BOOKS. We hope you will participate.

“Discover Japan_CREATORS, WOW’s Work Method and Changing the World”

Date of Issue: Friday, March 30th, 2018
Price: 2,000 yen (2,160 yen with tax)
Publication and Sale: EI Publishing Co., Ltd
Online Sales: Amazon, 7net, honto
※During the Exhibition, it will be available for purchase on the “Spiral” first floor of MINA-TO.

About Discover Japan
Published on the 6th every month by EI Publishing Co., Ltd. Cultivating traditional works and design, necessities of life and scenery, showcasing Japan’s culture. Pictures that communicate that charm, with clear explanations, excelling in “substance”, “matter”, and “people”, transmitting the genuine Japan in fine quality.
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“WOW Visual Design Studio ー WOW animates the world” Talk Event

Part One “Behind the Scenes of Beauty”
“Discover Japan” editor-in-chief Toshihiro Takahashi and WOW (Hiroshi Takahashi, Kosuke Oho, Mamoru Kano)

Part Two “WOW and Kohei Nawa’s Challenge”
Engraver Kohei Nawa and WOW (Hiroshi Takahashi, Yuki Tazaki)

Date: Friday, April 6th, 2018
Time: Part One 19:00 - 20:00 / Part Two 20:00 - 21:00
Venue: Spiral Hall Foyer (3F)
Address: 5-6-23 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Capacity: 80 people
Price: Free

“Discover Japan_CREATORS, WOW’s Work Method and Changing the World” Anniversary Talk Show Event

Hiroshi Takahashi (WOW) and Toshihiro Takahashi (“Discover Japan” editor-in-chief) will speak on Japan’s future.

Date: Friday, April 13th, 2018
Time: 19:00 - 20:00
Address: 6-10-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Capacity: 70 people
※Book Pre-orders・Customers who have purchased a copy may participate.

“WOW Visual Design Studio ー WOW animates the world” Related Event Spectrum Talk “Art/ work: the border of work and art”

Spectrum Talk is a new talk series held by Spiral, the leader of the movement of “The fusion of life and art”. It is also a challenge to change the keyword from “An experiment of fusion” to “A gaze into continuity”. We will hold the first talk at Spiral on April 13th. There will be a presentation and discussion between NYC’s creative team FULLSCREEN and WOW, which will be holding an exhibition at Spiral.

Spectrum Talk “Art/ work: the border of work and art”
Speaker:FULLSCREEN, WOW (Yuki Tazaki, Kouhei Nakama, Ryo Kitabatake)
Moderator:Jordan Smith (Associate Professor of Josai International University), Tomoharu Matsuda(Senior Planner of Spiral)
Date:Friday, April 13th, 2018
Time:19:00 - 20:30
Venue:Spiral Room(Spiral 9F)
※After the event, we are planning a mixer with the presenters at the Spiral Hall Foyer (3F).
Capacity:40 people (Application required)
Price:2,000 Yen (Includes admission to the pay area in the WOW exhibition held concurrently, and participation in the mixer)
Application / Detail

A creative team based in New York. Works on branding and social media contents of mega companies such as AT&T and Coca-Cola. An artistic group that works on projects that reflect the era, while each member pursues their own personal expression.

Renewal of NEWS ZERO’s jingles

WOW planned and created four types of animation for Nippon Television Network Corporation’s program, “NEWS ZERO”. This jingle is not only a cute but has a sophisticated and comfortable feel with its simple structure which each letter of Z, E, R and O gradually appear and forms like a piece of puzzles.
Also created a title sequence for a new corner, “ZERO PUSH”. Similar to the jingle, this was depicted with delicate design and layout.

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