TATSUO MIYAJIMA: 
Sky of Time - EMMA Espoo Museum of Modern Art
 

The identity for ‘Sky of Time’ – an exhibition featuring the world-famous Japanese artist Tatsuo Miyajima @tatsuomiyajimastudio in @emmamuseum. The titular work with neon green lights has been specifically created for this exhibition space. The same glowing green is embraced in the identity, creating a link to Miyajima’s LED numbers together with the mechanical letterforms of the typography. Green: Pantone 802. Typeface: Grilli Type Cinetype
 
Exhibition intro wall
Exhibition catalogue
Spine / edge painting
Tatsuo Miyajima at EMMA. The book is bilingual: finnish & english

Sky of Time is an exhibition featuring the world-famous Japanese artist Tatsuo Miyajima. 
The titular work has been specifically created for the exhibition space at EMMA. The work consists of a number of LED devices, twinkling in the dark room like stars, their ever-changing numerals reflecting on concepts such as infinity and eternity. Miyajima’s choice of the neon green colour was inspired by the northern lights the artist witnessed on his visit to Rovaniemi. The same green was chosen as the main colour of the exhibition’s publication, shining bright like the LEDs of the work. The mechanical letterforms of the typography create a link to Miyajima’s LED numbers, whilst maintaining excellent legibility in small sizes. The layout of the cover is based on the work, its inverted colours beaming from bookshelves, just like Miyajima’s LEDs.


INVITATION: Die cut #8 / 1:1 scale LED as in real artwork

Invitation to the opening night.  1:1 size LED
Artwork info card
Spine & cover detail
Stack
Pages 4-5
LED detail of the artwork Sky of Time
Glow around the LED numbers with Pantone 802
Contents page
Text page
Japanese text
Chapter page
The photographs of the work “Sky of Time” were processed with colour profiles from Color Library, a database developed at ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne. This allowed the use of an additional spot colour channel; the same neon green that is used throughout the publication. 
Sky of Time

All photography in the book by 
Ari Karttunen - Espoo Museum of Modern Art

Paper: Munken Kristall Rogh 150gsm
Pages 90-91
TATSUO MIYAJIMA himself at EMMA
Tatsuo Miyajima: Counter Falls 2018
Inside the museum EMMA Espoo Museum of Modern Art
Tatsuo Miyajima: Counter Steps 2019
Counter Steps 2019
Page 128-129
TYPEFACE: Grilli Type Cinetype
Curriculum Vitae



TATSUO MIYAJIMA: Sky of Time
 EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art

Exhibition photos by Ari Karttunen - EMMA

Visual identity & book design by 
Kuudes 
www.kuudes.com

Portfolio images by Paavo Lehtonen 
www.paavolehtonen.com​​​​​​​



Actual shot from below Sky of Time artwork
Instgram Story post
Typograpy / Graphics / Color used in the exhibition identity

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