All posts filed under ‘projects

CONNECTING DOTS IN TSURUMI—————weTREES

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, […]

FUTURE SCAPE—————ZOU NO HANA TERRACE

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 […]

HUMANITARIAN PRINCIPLES. HERE AND NOW—————SWISS EMBASSY JAPAN

«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 […]

2021.6.1.—————expg opens a new branch school in shanghai, china. yukiharu takematsu designed the the dance school and so+ba created the typographic wall graffiti. thank you expg, we wish you will inspire numerous students to follow their dreams+

CRISIS AND CATHARSIS BY MASAKO IMAOKA

exhibition invitation for the lads gallery, osaka, june 1st – 6th, 2021 the Fukushima nuclear accident and the spread of corona infection were shocking, along with the damage caused by conflicts and disasters, and environmental issues. these issues intertwined in masako imaoka’s mind in a complementary way. In creating the photographs, she took time to […]

SCHNAPSIDEE—————EDWINA HÖRL

publication for edwina hörl’s collection schnapsidee if nothing has a cause, anything might be possible, but for the first time this says nothing about the quality or veracity of new considerations or viewpoints. increasingly, being aware of the consequences of individual behavior and of global developments will play a central role. prototypes for solutions, in […]

THE RADICALS—————BOOK BY CHRISTOPHER MOSDELL

THE RADICALS is a collection of narratives pertaining to the ontology of a nation––a poetic shrine to a people, a culture, and a social milieu––built on the roots of a country’s written language. From the founding components of kanji (ideograms), the bushu (radicals) document the historic landscape of Japan––its literary figures, its heroic warriors, and […]

OUR PLASTIC—————EXHIBITION

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 […]

KUNST: SZENE ZÜRICH—————CITY OF ZURICH, CULTURAL DEPARTEMT

the «kunst: szene zürich 2018» – was held from november 23rd to december 2nd, 2018 in zurich. the modular-structured event with exhibitions and performances took place in 26 different spaces with around 250 participating artists and collectives, in the city of zurich.the «kunst: szene zürich 2018» in this modular form was new and had an […]

ABRAKADABRA—————EDWINA HÖRL

ss 2019 By writing the magic word “abracadabra” in a geometric triangular form (Schwindeschema3), speech is turned into a spell that conjures up the irrational. The individual letters of “abracadabra” are written in a special arrangement in which the number of letters is decreased in each line, thus forming a triangle that offers protection from […]

MAX ET LES AUTRES—————BOOK

book—————concept and designthe «spinnerei III» in windisch was a spinning factory build in 1870. it was part of the industrial revolution in switzerland.once there was a faceless mass of women, men and children working here, today the building went through a renovation process, and now 50 families live there. the swiss writer christian haller writes […]

INTERNATIONALE KURZFILMTAGE WINTERTHUR—————20 YEARS ANNIVERSARY

posters, programs, catalog, flyers, ads, coasters, t-shirts, catering bons etc. P. —————>Programm (program)K. —————>Katalog (catalog)C.i.n.d. —————>Cinema is not dead…… 2016 marks the 20th anniversary for the «internationalen kurzfilmtage winterthur» (short film festival in winterthur). for the anniversary we created a special «20 years» logo. more side events than usual where planed and a special «kurzfilmtage […]

BEST SELECTION OF THE OHARA MUSEUM—————NATIONAL ART CENTER TOKYO

branding // posters // invitation card // catalog // goodsはじまり、美の饗宴展the best selection of the ohara museum of art part of the huge collection of magosaburo ohara was shown in tokyo at the national art center tokyo in nogizaka for the first time. it is the oldest collection of western art in japan. to create a […]

FREITAG AD_ABSURDUM—————CONCEPT

exhibition communication // invitation // posters // publication freitag ad_absurdum28.10.2015 – 28.02.2016an exhibition to show an attitudecarte blanche to the freitag brothers, feat. frank & patrik riklinmudac – musée de design et d’arts appliqués contemporains in lausanne initial situationthe exhibition «freitag ad absurdum» of the freitag and riklin brothers is dedicated to the topics of […]

FREITAG AD_ABSURDUM—————PUBLICATION

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, […]

URBAN FISHING—————FREITAG STORE GINZA

social media announcement for the 5th anniversary of the ginza freitag store five candles and some fish at the f-store in ginzain the nights before the five-year anniversary of the f-store in ginza……. fishermen were sighted nearby with their rods in manhole covers?have tuna infiltrated the sewer system in the japanese capital? or is urban […]

PEACH—————PHOTOBOOK

book design and production in peach, the young Swiss artist susanne hefti turns her acute and sensitive gaze on her changing surroundings. through structure and composition, light and color, the photographer generates extraordinary moments that spirit the viewer away to an astounding world of her own and help us to see everyday things with new eyes. […]

SONG FOR THE COLLEAGUES—————EDWINA HÖRL

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 […]

SHIFTING PLACES—————

shifting places  //  fasten your seat belt!  //  take off tokyo zurich  //  nebelmeer campari soda  //  drift shift lift gift swift rift  //  eleven h in thin air  //  landed home but far away so+ba’s contribution to the “control shift plus” exhibition held january 2015 at the bärengasse in zurich

物語をつむぐバッグ—————BOOK, FREITAG

フライターグ/物語をつむぐバッグ is the japanese version of the book // freitag – out of the bag interviews with the brothers daniel and markus freitag and their coworkers and collaborators in the fields of product design, manufacturing, distributing, and marketing offer a look behind the scenes at the company, which manages as a brand to embody — […]

TEDx TOKYO—————CONNECTING THE UNCONNECTED

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 […]

FAX ME—————

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 […]

AAA—————EDWINA HÖRL

AAA / Anshin Anzen Anarchie collection.creative direction // invitation // catalog // shooting direction // edwina hörl expresses a political attitude towards taking responsibility for the environment by using political self-awareness and public spirit. AAA / Anshin Anzen Anarchie collection.be informed on political and social issues – especially in Japan after 3.11; question spoon-fed news […]

INTERNATIONALE KURZFILMTAGE WINTERTHUR—————SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

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 […]

NAMIDA EXHIBITION—————GENEVA

exhibition // invitation // t-shirts // pinphotographs by pascal greco + tableaux by so+ba the power of nature has taken many dear lives. our hearts go out to all those who have lost loved ones and to those who continue to suffer hardship.the profit of this exhibition is given to the red cross japan to […]

GENUINE SWISS—————SWISS DESIGN SYMPOSIUM

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 […]

FRESH FROZEN SMILE—————EXHIBITION AT TOKYO GRAPHIC PASSPORT

«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, […]

LOOK WITH YOUR HANDS—————RENDEZ-VOUS PROJECT

“look with your hands” is a series of envelops developped for the yokohama rendez-vous project. yokohama rendez-vous project started 2009 as an experimental approach to monozukuri, bridging artists and designers with businesses and social welfare facilities.for the “look with your hands” envelope series so+ba has been working with “wakuwaku work” a social facility for blind […]

PARALLEL NIPPON 1996-2006—————ARCHITECTURE EXHIBITION

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 […]

HADAKA NO OOSAMA—————EDWINA HÖRL

the emperor’s new clotheswhen can one stop painting? in certain aslatic painting traditions the people who areconsidered to be master artists (and who can, as such perhaps stop painting) are those whoare able to reproduce a traditional sign most consummately, and with enormousconcentration. out of this reduction, and out of this struggle with traditions, they […]