The Tokyo Art Directors Club (ADC) Exhibitions are regular events at Creation Gallery G8, occasions that always garner great attention within advertising and design circles. The Tokyo ADC, founded in 1952, currently has 80 members, art directors all ranking at the top of their profession. Together they serve as the judging panel for the annual Tokyo ADC open competition, and the awards they bestow each year draw attention both in Japan and abroad as prestigious indicators of the latest trends in Japanese advertising and graphic design.
This year’s competition attracted some 8,500 entries, all works making their first appearance, usage or publication in the 12-month period from May 2014 through April 2015. The year’s award-winning works and other outstanding works to be featured in the “Tokyo ADC Annual” were chosen by the club members during rigorous judging sessions spanning five days. Ahead of the publication of the new yearbook, this year’s award-winning and outstanding works will be shown at Creation Gallery G8 (works by non-members) and ginza graphic gallery (works by Tokyo ADC members).
ADC Award Winners
Poster for the World Table Tennis Championships broadcasts on TV Tokyo
Yuri Uenishi, art director
Mikiya Takimoto, photographer
Poster and commercial film for Parco’s “Lily, from Solstice to Solstice”
M/M (Paris), art director
Viviane Sassen, photographer
Commercial film for Tokai Television’s program “3 Years Since the Great Earthquake”
Junnosuke Shimizu, film director
Toru Tsuzuki, creative director and copywriter
Poster, packaging design, logomark and logotype for Marumatsu Tea Company’s “san grams”
Eriko Kawakami, art director
Poster and graphic design for Laforet’s “Grand Bazar 2015 Winter”
Naonori Yago, art director
Mikiya Takimoto, photographer
Packaging design for efuca.
Yuka Shiramoto, art director
Book and editorial design for Super Labo’s “Fukushima” photo book by Antoine d’Agata
Hichiro Hara, art director
Antoine d’Agata, photographer
Commercial film for Walt Disney Japan’s “When Marnie Was There” (Studio Ghibli)
Yoichi Komatsu, art director
Newspaper ad for Shiseido’s New Year advertising campaign (“50 Selfies by Lady Gaga”)
Koichi Kosugi, art director
Kazuaki Hashida, creative director
Graphic design for Shiseido’s “Philippe Weisbecker’s Illustrations” exhibition
Reiko Shiga, art director
Philippe Weisbecker, artist
Creation Gallery G8 (works by non-members)
Recruit Ginza8 Bldg., 8-4-17 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-8001
ginza graphic gallery (works by Tokyo ADC members)
DNP Ginza Bldg., 7-7-2 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061
11:00 a.m. – 7 p.m. (6:00 p.m. on Saturdays). Closed Sundays and holidays. Admission free.
Approx. 100 award-winning or outstanding works: TV commercials, posters, newspaper ads, editorials, signage, logomarks, etc.
Exhibition in Nagano
Komorokougen Museum – Shiratori Eisetsu Museum
November 28 (Sat), 2015 – February 14 (Sun), 2016
2805-1 Oaza Hishidaira, Komoro City, Nagano Pref. 384-0041
Tokyo Art Directors Club