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Minami Wetli Tanaka

Bachelor student in Visual Communication at Zurich University of the Arts

Born in 1997 in Zurich, Switzerland. Currently pausing studies for a year to do an internship at Mariko Okazaki’s graphic design studio in Tokyo. Working as a student assistant in graphic design for The Energy and Process Systems Engineering (EPSE) Group at ETH Zurich. Will graduate Zurich University of the Arts in 2023.

 


Interview

Q1: How are you collaborating with SEKISUI HOUSE – KUMA LAB?
A1: KUMA LAB Website Design Assistant

Q2: What is in your photo?
A2: The bookshelf that I use with my roommate.

Q3: Please let us know if the photo contains something worth mentioning.
A3: Robin Kinross, Unjustified texts, perspectives on typography, The Hyphen Press series, Éditions B42

Q4: Tell us about your recent interests.
A4: Recently I’ve been hanging out in Jimbocho a lot, an area in Tokyo that is known as “old book town”. There I like to browse through all kinds of books in search of interesting contents and book designs. Information graphics, illustrations, poems, type specimens, calligraphy books, manuals, posters, maps, or architectural drawings, you can find all kinds of printed matter in the charmingly dusty bookshelves of Jimbocho.

Q5: How do you want to be part of SEKISUI HOUSE – KUMA LAB?
A5: Since I am working in the field of graphic design, I would be very interested in a workshop/lecture about connections between graphic design and architecture. One of my teachers in typography class once told me that typography and type design are very closely situated to architecture.