22 February 2011
Big in Japan
Ronald Clyne’s covers for Folkways Records on show in Tokyo
Ronald Clyne’s LP covers for Folkways Records were recently exhibited at Gallery 5610 (below), a Tokyo artspace founded in 1972 by Japanese graphic designer Takashi Kono.
This touring exhibition of music design was originally shown at The Narrows (Melbourne, Australia) in March 2007 and at Artspace (Auckland, New Zealand) in September 2007.
At our St Bride ‘Design for Music’ conference, Unit Editions co-founder Tony Brook presented a selection of Ronald Clyne’s record covers, also published in the newsprint U:D/R 01 anthology showcasing his long-neglected work.
5-6-10 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo Japan 107-0062
You can see more than a thousand Ronald Clyne LP covers on the Smithsonian Folkways website.
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