Pentagram breathes the Manga spirit into type
Titled "Mangasia: Wonderlands of Asian Comics" the Barbican's latest exhibition explores the history of Asian comics, featuring graphics and installations created by Pentagram.
The exhibition which is currently on tour at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome, Italy, sees original manga artwork from countries including Japan, Korea, China and Taiwan.
Curated by comic book expert Paul Gravett, the exhibition highlights some of the most famous creators, characters, graphic novels, magazines and multimedia from the world of manga, as well as the creative processes behind them. It also looks at the wider impact of manga on film and TV, music, games, fashion and contemporary art.
"Pentagram partner Marina Willer has created the visual identity for the exhibition, which takes cues from the storytelling devices used in manga comics. These include panels featuring comic storyboards that are set at different angles and sizes. The panels appear in various colours, including bright red, yellow and pink, to distinguish each of the exhibition’s different sections and themes, and help guide visitors through the space" reports Design Week.
Mangasia: Wonderlands of Asian Comics is running at Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Via Nazionale 194, 00184, Rome, Italy until 21 January 2018. The exhibition will then tour to Nantes, France from June to September 2018.
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