29.10.2022——–––––connceting dots in tsurumithe community of tsurumi started to transform the city into streets filled with pink dots, sending messages, questions and greetings to their neighbours and visitors. the weTrees tsurumi festival will take place october 29.+
creating, collecting and connecting dots in tsurumiMAKE THE CITY TALK dots (circles) represent the notions of unity, integration, wholeness, they give us a sense of completion, confidence, and harmony. they have no beginning and no end. connecting dots in tsurumi is a city branding project with the local community of the port city of tsurumi, […]
branding, logo, posters, flyers, and webdesign the futurescape project is an initiative by zou-no-hana terrace in yokohama to promote the use of public space.since first opening in 2009, zou-no-hana terrace has held a wide range of projects harnessing artistic creativity in public space. the futurescape project aims both to consolidate the results of those ongoing […]
eat creative and so+ba (art direction and design) worked with the german embassy in tokyo supported by the konrad adenauer stiftung japan, a german think-tank and diplomatic forum, to take people through a long and storied history. through the interactive physical and online exhibit, the visitors are taken through three stages of the two nations’ […]
«humanitarian principles. here and now» is a contemporary art exhibition produced by the musée de l’elysée in lausanne and the swiss federal department of foreign affairs, in conversation with the international committee of the red cross (icrc) for the 70th anniversary of the geneva conventions.the four humanitarian principles –humanity, impartiality, neutrality and independence – have […]
A PORT JOURNEY PROJECTDURATION: 2019/1/22 TUE–2/3 SUN awarness exhibition created by so+ba in collaboration with 8 port journey members who provided plastic trash from their houshold from one week. –––––– In 2016, the world generated 242million tonnes of plastic waste, 12% of all municipal solid waste. –––––– Some 90 percent of floating marine debris is […]
posters, programs, catalog, flyers, ads, coasters, t-shirts, catering bons etc.
opening event planning // tenugi // faker tako // freitag osaka cap // invitation // ……. the freitagstore in osaka was the third store for freitag in japan. it is with 65m2 the smallest space ever transformed to a f-store – located in minami senba 4-chome. the thema for the osaka-store became “tako” (octopus). osaka […]
invitation cardspraying or painting template to become active the invitation card was designed to be used in a variety of ways—for example, as a template for spraying or painting the message onto any surface. the recipients were asked to actively participate in a diy manner by photographing their interactions with the invitation card and sharing […]
exhibition poster // each poster is unique he basis for the design of the exhibition posters was also the brothers’ road trip through switzerland, where new products were created out of the earlier collected freitag bags. we used the same approach and collected posters from di erent companies and institutions. once assembled, we and volunteers […]
exhibition book // book exhibition the publication bundles the essence of the exhibition, in order to exhibit and develop the ‘attitude’ again in the private spaces. the publication can be taken apart and trans- formed into a pop-up exhibition, with everything you need: an exhibition poster, the date and location can be added by hand, […]
swiss focus branding // exhibition space design // implementation so+ba has co-organized and designed the swiss appearance at the «tokyo art book fair 2015». the project included two exhibitions, several presentations and talks including swiss publishers presenting at the pecha kucha night, and a party-event. one of the two exhibitions was «the most beautiful swiss […]
this collection is deditcated to edwina hörls team and all the workers in the fashion indrustry Wer schafft das Gold zu Tage?Wer hämmert Erz und Stein?Wer webet Tuch und Seide?Wer bauet Korn und Wein?Wer gibt den Reichen all ihr Brotund lebt dabei in bitt´rer Not?Das sind die Arbeitsmännerdas ProletariatDas sind die Arbeitsmännerdas Proletariat Wer plagt […]
communication design // posters // booklet // cards // etc tedxtokyo 2014 took place on saturday may 31st 2014, with a theme of ‘connecting the unconnected’; exploring our social ecosystem across japan and beyond. over 25 speakers and performers gathered to share powerful ideas, groundbreaking inventions, and highly original artforms.the concept of the communication tools […]
2013.06.21. – 23.––––fax me––––exhibition21 fri 金 19:00 – 23:59 opening party22 sat 土 11:00 – 18:00 (13:00 – 16:00 m. koji workshop)23 sun 日 11:00 – 23:59 closing bar (dj do it yourself)«ファックス me» is a project by so+ba that started with a request by the australian design magazine «desktop». the task was to illustrate […]
the annual TEDxTokyo conference took place on may 11th 2013 at tokyu’s shibuya hikarie building. this time, the theme was ’1+1=11′. put simply, don’t take things for granted. as anyone who has been to a TEDxTokyo event knows, the best TED speakers, the ones that inspire us the most, are the ones that surprise, that […]
together with shibaurahouse tokyo, namida project held an event to talk about the aftermath of the fukushima nuclear disaster. listen to voices from fukushima citizens, learn about austria’s first nuclear power-plant in zwentendorf, which was build completely but never went on grid because of a referendum and raise money to donate to children in fukushima.
posters, programs, catalog, flyers, ads, coasters, t-shirts, catering bons etc. P. –––>Programm (program)K. –––>Katalog (catalog)K.u.G. –––>Kurz und Gut (short and well done)…… what is shorter than short? an abbreviation!the campaign for the «internationalen kurzfilmtage winterthur» (short film festival in winterthur) was created in 2011, it is short and concise. each year, the color is changing […]
poster // invitation // flyer // space designthe «genuine swiss» swiss design symposium presents swiss design in the broadest sense and introduces its quality, specificity and tradition. the symposium features a panel discussion on swiss design with internationally acclaimed swiss designers claudio colucci, frédéric dedelley, daniel freitag, the renowned japanese designer kenya hara and, as […]
«hungry eyes / thirsty ears / fresh frozen smile» is the title for so+ba’s contribution to the «graphic passport 2010 exhibition» held in tokyo from september 23 to 29, 2010. so+ba created 6 panels for the exhibition. collages of different projects which so+ba has developed during the past four years. eacht panel has a theme, […]
the zou no hana terrace snack was held in summer 2010 for the first time. it is based on the idea of japanese snack bars with a host «mama-san» and guests. as for the regular snack, the mama-san is always the same person, at zou no hana snack the host is always different…….
preparation for the opening event zou-no-hana: the birthplace of the port of yokohamazou-no-hana park was the site of the landing point of commodore perry on his second visit to japan from the unites states on march 31st, 1854. yokohama was subsequently selected as one of five main ports in the treaty of amity and commerce […]
posters // flyers // postcards // banners // tickets // exhibition design parallel nippon focuses on 110 representative architectural specimens selected from among buildings constructed primarily in japan in the 10 years from 1996 to 2006, presenting them against the backdrop of japan’s socio-cultural environment. the exhibition retraces how japan’s architectural scene has answered with […]
poster // flyer // tickets // catalog 240 pages // japanese languagejapan is currently playing host to the «small+beautiful, design from switzerland» traveling exhibition, which highlights the inventiveness and diversity of swiss design over the past 150 years.the small+beautiful exhibition, created by the swiss arts council, pro helvetia, contains over 400 different objects – design […]