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Kaoru Kasai

Kaoru Kasai was born in Sapporo, Hokkaido, in 1949. After initially working at Bunka Printing Co., Ltd. (1968-1970) and then Ohtani Design (1970-1973), he has been employed at SUN-AD Company Limited since 1973. His creative activities span a broad spectrum, including: long-term production of advertising for Suntory Oolong Tea (1983 to date), United Arrows (1997 to date), etc.; CI, spatial planning, package design, etc. for Toraya Confectionery; CI and signage planning for Suntory and Roppongi Commerce Association; cinema and theater advertising art; book design; etc. His recent works include video production for “Nakimushi piero” (Crybaby Clown), a song featured on the NHK TV program “Minna no uta” (Everybody’s Songs), and book design for the Japanese edition of Peter Zumthor’s Thinking Architecture. Among the awards Mr. Kasai has received to date are the Tokyo ADC Grand Prix, Mainichi Design Award, Asahi Advertising Award, Kodansha Publishing Culture Award for Book Design, and the Tokyo ADC Hiromu Hara Award. In 2010 he published a catalog of his works titled KASAI Kaoru 1968 (Art Design Publishing). Mr. Kasai is a member of JAGDA, Tokyo ADC, Tokyo TDC and AGI.