The Printing Museum (aka, every design/print nerd’s dream)

We visited The Printing Museum in Tokyo today and were blown away by the exhibit and the hands-on printing workshop on the ground floor. Just a beautiful place that inspired us to no end!

Here’s some photos of the “Graphic Trial 2008” gallery space and the exhibit for “Japan Design 1950”. A side note: Japan graphic design in the 50’s was incredible…still is pretty unique today.

The collection of lead type alone had Matt dizzy. The kanji (the Japanese alphabet) lead and wood type blocks were just amazing, especially the 3.5 point size! As you might imagine, VERY delicate stuff to handle. We got to make some sample cards in an old letterpress style set up as well. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for any fans of graphic design and print work.

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