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Yuji Kimura

Yuji Kimura, art director and designer, was born in Hokkaido. After graduating from Musashino Art University, he was initially employed by Kei Mori and Associates and then worked for 10 years in the design office of Tamotsu Ejima, before establishing his own design studio in 1982. His major works include magazines (Japan edition of “Esquire,” ANA’s in-flight magazine “TSUBASA – GLOBAL WINGS”, “The Asahi Shimbun GLOBE,” etc.), books (Japanese editions of A la Recherche du Temps Perdu and Le Petit Prince), film posters (“Hiroshima Nagasaki”), newspapers, etc. Yuji Kimura has received the following awards: Kodansha Publishing Culture Award (2002), Tokyo ADC Award (2009), Hiromu Hara Award (2017). In 2010 he held a one-man show at Japan Creative Centre in Singapore, and in 2016 his office published Art Director Tamotsu Ejima: Use Your Hands.