Miraikan (Jap. “future museum”) Sign Program
Tokyo’s National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
Materials: sign panels made of translucent laminated glass, rear illuminated and treated with dotted glass grains.
Hiromura Design Office Inc. (est. 1987). Design Solutions.Kisho Kurakawa (1934–2007). Architecture. Tokyo, Japan.
Image © Nacasa and Partners Inc.

Sign Program innovations include “alphanumeric identification codes and pictograms [… and …] a new typographic monospace font with rounded terminals based on the sans-serif/humanist typeface of (Adrian) Frutiger” (Graphic Design & Archit., A 20th century History, pp. 232-3; Frutiger, A., p.172. 1976.).