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JAGDA New Designer Awards Exhibition 2023

Shun Ishizuka, Kako Fujita, Naonori Yago

  • DATES : Tue, April 18 - Sat, May 27, 2023
  • HOURS : 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Closed Sundays and Sat. April 29 through Sun. May 7. Admission free.

  • * Please note: On April 18 (Tue), the gallery will close at 6:00 p.m..

The Japan Graphic Design Association Inc. (JAGDA), established in 1978, is one of Asia’s largest design organizations, its membership currently standing at some 3,000 designers. JAGDA undertakes a wide variety of activities aimed at enhancing the environment for communication through design. These include the organization of exhibitions and seminars, support of design education, initiatives to cultivate public design and revitalize regions, international exchange, and publication of a yearbook: Graphic Design in Japan.

Each year, from among the works selected for inclusion in Graphic Design in Japan JAGDA presents the “JAGDA New Designer Awards” to promising designers under the age of 39 who are expected to be prominent in the field in the years to come. Since the awards were inaugurated in 1983, they have been bestowed on 122 designers now active at the very forefront of their profession. As a result, today the JAGDA New Designer Awards are considered a gateway to success, and their winners garner much attention among members of both the design and advertising fields.

In 2023, after a rigorous selection process evaluating 140 eligible candidates, the 41th JAGDA New Designer Awards were presented to Shun Ishizuka, Kako Fujita and Naonori Yago. This exhibition will introduce their winning and recent works, with a focus on posters and product designs.

Shun Ishizuka

Born in Saitama in 1983. Graduated from Waseda University in 2007, majoring in film studies. He creates advertising art, book design, display design, etc. in areas relating to contemporary art, performing arts, music, fashion, etc. Since 2019, he operates his own studio and project room, People.


Kako Fujita

Born in Hiroshima in 1984. Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate School with a Master’s Degree in Design in 2011, and joined SUN-AD. She received a JAGDA Award in 2019 and a 2020-2021 Tokyo ADC Award.

Naonori Yago

Born in Shizuoka in 1986. Graduated from Musashino Art University, Department of Visual Communication Design, in 2008. In 2009, joined Hakuhodo. Since 2014 he has worked for SIX. He has won Tokyo ADC, D&AD, New York ADC and ONE SHOW awards.

Traveling Exhibition
Information will be provided when available.

Publication Featuring the Award-winning Works
The award-winning works will be featured in the opening pages of Graphic Design in Japan 2022, slated for publication in June. This annually produced collection of JAGDA members’ works was launched in 1981 to introduce Japan’s multitude of high-quality graphic design creations worldwide. All JAGDA members are eligible to enter their works of the previous year into the competition to be selected for inclusion in the yearbook. (Publisher: Rikuyosha Co., Ltd. Price: JPY 16,500)


Creation Gallery G8


Japan Graphic Design Association Inc. (JAGDA)

TAKEO Co., Ltd., TOKYO Lithmatic Corporation, Nitto Soubi Co., Ltd., HAKUHODO PRODUCT’S INC., Kei Murayama