NEW!
Oct 2006 Macy's Report in San Francisco Union Square

macys

As I mentioned previously, the US’s biggest nationwide department store “ Macy’s ” had a huge campaign for their luxurious select shop brand “ Impulse ”. Symbolon's iconic image was beautifully designed to huge billboards, shopping bags, posters and even scarves. Also the special event was held in the department, including drink, food and fashion show! The campaign was also in Los Angeles, Baltimore and more.

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March 2007 SYMBOLON SOLO EXHIBITION @ Calm & Punk Gallery TOKYO

solo exhibiton

Eventually Symbolon's solo exhibition in Tokyo is coming @ Calm & Punk Gallery in nishi-azabu Tokyo, 2nd ~ 12th March 2007. The place was just opened by GAS AS INTERFACE, well-known by GAS BOOK. The exhibition contains big wall-paintings, limited number silk-screen prints and more. Further details should follow soon.
Calm & Punk gallery is HERE.
Gas As Interface is HERE.

 

Oct-Nov 2006 Mainichi JOB20's Tokyo+Osaka

job20s

Mainichi Job20's, one of the major recruitment companies commissioned Symbolon for their campaign poster in train in Tokyo and Osaka. You can see it on Tobu-line, Keio-line, Hanzomon-line, Seibu-line in Tokyo, and JR-line in Osaka by the middle of November.
Mainichi JOB 20's website is HERE.

 
Sep-Oct 2006 LUMINE EST winter campaign in Shinjuku Tokyo

Lumine Est is a fashion-conscious department store in Tokyo and Symbolon’s commission work is on various type of posters for their winter campaign 29th Sep – 11th Oct 2006. If you are visiting Shinjuku by any chance, please have a look. As the building is just 10 seconds from Shinjuku JR station.


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MAY 2006 - The CIA Group Exhibition in London

The CIA Group Exhibition / 04 May~ 63-65 Broadwick Street, London
Symbolon's UK agency "The CIA" held an group exhibition in the centre of Soho. The main feature this time was NYC designer Tristan Eaton and his limited edition toys. Symbolon's new works were also shown in the gallery. The show was successfully finished.
 

DEC 2004 - JAN 2005 The CIA WINTER Festival

From Dec 2004 to Jan 2005, the CIA held a big exhibition "The CIA Winter Festival" at the Royal Exchange in Bank, London. About 16 selected artists, including Symbolon, created the huge banners (5mx2m!!) for the event. The show was successfully finished.
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"JT" D-spec Cigarette Promotion 2004


Copyright 2004 © EDP graphic works Co., Ltd.

JT's new cigarette promotion started in two gigantic night clubs in Tokyo, Roppongi VELFARRE and Hamamatucho KIARA from October 2004. Symbolon's new shadowgraph images are on the posters , ,vending machines, animations, ashtrays and more... You can see some photos @ Velfare...

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1st-15th August 2004 "OCTOPASCAL" exhibition

 

Octopascal exhibition successfully finished. Thank you!
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 From 1st to 15th August 2004, Symbolon's solo exhibition "OCTOPASCAL" will be held @ "loop-line cafe"in Sendagaya Tokyo. Symbolon's new shadowgraph style images, the latest girls' illustrations and visual collaborations wiht Vp Sanfrandisco will be exhibited. In addition, some products like original Tshrits, postcards and pin-badges will be on sale. Also an opening party will be held 7-10pm 1st Aug. Both are entrance free, so please feel free to pop in.
The map for the gallery is available here.

NEW!
July 2004 SHIFT + United Design "Cafe Meets Gallery"

 

SHIFT”, a bilingual web-magazine that is well respected by digital creators over the world worked with United Design for a virtual web gallery called "Cafe Meets Gallery". Various artists who were featured by "Cafe Meets" @ Diego in Shibuya exhibit their work like Gramoove, nem, Sad and Symbolon.
Top page for "Cafe Meets Gallery" from Here.
Top page for Shift web site from Here.
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June 2004 The CIA Summer Festival

 

The CIA Summer Festival will be held @ Newburgh Street in London from 3rd June for 2 weeks. 20 selected illustrators will exhibit thier work in the shops' windows. If you are in London by any chances, please pop in!
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MAY 2004 "Cafe Meets Symbolon "/Tokyo

 

A Design team "United Design" organized a mix media event "Cafe Meets Symbolon" @ Diego in Shibuya. Ehxhibitioting some Symbolon's work and selling original T-shirts. VP Sanfrandisco showed cool visuals.
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April 2004 "Tokyo-London"/Tokyo

 

A huge club event "Tokyo-London"was held @AGEHA, the biggest nightclub in Tokyo. Many artists from the UK performed there, like 808States DJ set, Addictive TV(VP) etc. Goback2d crew had a live painting show, doodling on 7Mx2M size wall. That was all fun!
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Oct-Nov 2003 GOBACK2D/London,Birmingham,Paris,

 


Goback2d crew collaboated with Japanese traditional towell "Tenugui" and exhibited the artwork @ Magma in London, Beat13 gallery in Birmingham and Project 101 in Paris.
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Oct 2003"No Place Like It"/Shimonoseki

 
photo by NAOKI HIRATA© 2004

A solo exhibition @ Sheamall which is the biggest shoppong mall in Yamaguxhi, selling a lot of products, like tees, postcards, canvas prints and paintings. The show lasted for two weeks. The cool photos were taken by the residential photografer "Naoki HIrata".
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May 2003 "DUB"with Baku/Yamaguchi

 
photo by NAOKI HIRATA© 2004

A joint exhibition with Baku(Goback2D) was held @ Gallery Nakano in Yamaguchi. As an opening event, "Dub night" was held @ Cafe Frank, including our live painting, DJ sets, live show.
Thank you for the many people coming in!! The cool photos were taken by the residential photografer "Naoki HIrata".

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April 2003 "Urbanities" /London, NYC

 

A huge group exhibition "Urbanities" was held at Centenary Gallery in London, 25 Feb-03 March 2003. The event was curated by Mark Wigan, involving various artists like devil robots, tak, power graphixx, stirred, Sunday vision and more… The show went to the stackhouse gallery NYC in April.
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Feb 2003 "Celebrity"exhibition /London, NYC

 

A group exhibiton by The Central Illustration Agency "Celebrity" was held both @ The Alphabet London and the Essex Lounge NYC.
72 aritsts submitted the images of "Celebrity" !
 

Aug 2002 "Cosmic girls"/Yamaguchi

 
photo by NAOKI HIRATA© 2004

Symbolon's first solo expo in Japan was held at Gallery Nakano in Yamaguchi. Various kinds of people popped in and it was all fun. The cool photos were taken by the residential photografer "Naoki HIrata".
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May, Dec 2002"Tokyo Mania"/London

 

MAy 2002, one night exhibition for "Tokyo Mania" at club 333(Old Street), exhibitiing 10 artworks and selling postcards. The event included live-painting(, Dj Hexhion, Vj Sanfrandisco etc....

Also Dec 2002, the Xmas Special by Tokyomania was powered by Doodlebug from Manchester. Powerful doodlers like Chris and Sumit aroused the session and everybody got mad about doodling. Myself and baku(Sapporo) also had one-off expo.
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2001-2003 "Bar chocolate"/London

 

Symbolon had small exhibitons @ Bar chocolate many times, during his stay in London. This is still my favorite place in Soho. If you are in London, haven't been there, you really should go! Thier sandwiches are lovely!
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April 2002 "Don't Panic"/London

 

Don't panic Ltd had a poster exhibition in London. Symbolon's poster were there as well.

April 2002 "Image 26"/London

 

One of the biggest competitions in the UK, AOI "Image 26" had a exhibition with someselected images @ Royal College of Art in London. Symbolon's image was selected for it.

Feb-March 2002 "Goback2d"/London, Manchester

 

As an official event of Japan2001, UK&JP illustrators' expo "GoBack 2D", held at the Global Cafe in London. Imai Toonz(JP), Pete Fowler(UK), Baku(JP), Matt Sewell(UK),Tak(JP) and Symbolon. Over 300 people came to the preview and the expo lasted for 4 weeks. The echibition toured @ the Contact theater in Manchester as well.
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May2001 "MANGA" /Manchester

 

Doodlebug's Manga Survey Exhibition @The Cornerhouse Gallery:Manchester. Symbolon joined this doodle event and drew some live paintings on the walls of the gallery. The artists involeved are Pete Fowler, Baku, Chris Drury,Dwayne Bell etc.
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