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Kenjiro Sano

Kenjiro Sano was born in Tokyo in 1972. After graduating from Tama Art University with a degree in Graphic Design, he joined Hakuhodo. Later he established his own company, MR_DESIGN INC., and more recently MR_DESIGN_NEWYORK. Today Mr. Sano also serves as a professor at Tama Art University in the Department of Integrated Design.
His major works include: the logomark for the Tokyo International Film Festival; “Green Dakara,” “Southern Alps Natural Mineral Water” and “BOSS” for Suntory; “NEXT ONE,” “ReBORN” and “TOYOTOWN” for Toyota; “Nyanmage” for Edo Wonderland; “T Boo! S” for TBS; the commercial film “Stand By Me Doraemon”; “Toromame” for Mizkan; “Tinny & The Balloon” for NHK (educational channel); “Tsuyahime” new rice from Yamagata; “Papyrus” magazine for Gentosha; “LISMO!” for au; “Check The Bargain” for Lumine; logomark for mAAch ecute; logomark for Higashiyama Zoo & Botanical Gardens in Nagoya; etc.
His original “nico” products – earth garbage bags and “BATH ART” posters for the bathroom – are available worldwide, including at the New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), The Standard (NY), la Rinascente (Milan), Colette (Paris), Musee des arts decoratifs de Paris, Mori Art Museum, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, and 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.
Among the awards he has garnered to date are: Mainichi Design Award, New York ADC Gold Award, D&AD Yellow Pencil, One Show Design Gold Pencil, Cannes Lions Gold, Tokyo ADC Members Award, Japan Package Design Association Gold Prize, ACC Gold Prize, ACC Talent Award (Green Dakara-chan) and Jun Miura Award (Nyanmage).

HOKUSAI_LINE 2014

HOKUSAI_LINE 2014

HOKUSAI_LINE 2014

HOKUSAI_LINE 2014

HOKUSAI_LINE 2014

HOKUSAI_LINE 2014