‘Six Sides of Japanese Package Design’ to open at Design Gallery

November 15, 2011

The Design Gallery at The Warehouse will present “Six Sides of Japanese Package Design,” an exhibition focusing on the way the design of the package relates to Japanese culture and consumerism, Dec. 2-Jan. 19. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The Design Gallery is located on the first floor of The Warehouse, 350 W. Fayette St., Syracuse. Patrons should enter The Warehouse via the ground-floor door, adjacent to the café on West Fayette Street or the first-floor door on West Washington Street.

Based on a collection of different Japanese products, “Six Sides of Japanese Package Design” is the result of a collaboration between undergraduate communications design students in the class “Problem-Solving Strategies,” taught by Roderick Martinez, and graduate museum studies students in the class “Museum Studies Practicum,” taught by Bradley Hudson, in Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA). Divided into six groups, the students selected themes that each highlight a different dimension of package design in Japan. Each section of the gallery is a realization of the groups’ respective themes in the form of a museum exhibition.

Support for the exhibition was provided by VPA’s Department of Design and Ray Goerig, guest curator of Japanese objects.

The exhibition will be open daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The Design Gallery will be closed Dec. 24-Jan. 2, and on Monday, Jan. 16.