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 canisters)
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are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright
and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
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some material has stayed onsite at YRL.