Material in this collection relates to
the career of the multi-faceted designer Eiko Ishioka, encompassing her work in the
performing arts, especially on various stage productions; for exhibitions, fashion shows,
and athletic teams; in advertising; and in book, periodical, record cover, and product and
packaging design. Items include costume drawings and sketches, set design drawings,
performance production records and photographs, and fabric samples. The collection also
contains numerous posters, photographs, slides, transparencies, negatives, and production
material pertaining to design projects and advertising campaigns, as well as audiovisual and
born-digital material. Additionally some items relate to Ishioka's student work in Tokyo,
including artwork, design projects and photographs.
Eiko Ishioka was born on July 12, 1938 in Tokyo, Japan and attended the Tokyo National
University of Fine Arts and Music, studying in the Design Department of the Faculty of Fine
Arts. She graduated in 1961, and started her career designing advertising campaigns for the
Japanese cosmetics giant Shiseido. In 1970, Ishioka founded her own design firm and soon
diversified her work by adding books and journals (especially those published by Kadokawa
Books), magazine articles, record album covers, and product packaging to her repertoire, as
well as serving as stage director of several Issey Miyake fashion shows. Her firm also
created numerous advertising campaigns for major clients such as the department store chain
Parco throughout the 1970s.
823.75 Linear Feet
(275 document boxes, 63 record cartons, 116 flat boxes, 49
oversize flat boxes, 11 shoe boxes, 36 telescope boxes, 129 map folders, 39 film and video
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