Discovering the Next Generation of Young Graphic Designers
Judges (in Japanese syllabary order)
Art director born in 1974. Attended Musashino Art University with a concentration in Sculpture. In 2000 he established Bluemark Inc. In 2011, that company was disbanded and he founded Atsuki Kikuchi Ltd. His major work includes VI planning for Aomori Museum of Art, brand planning for the minä perhonen and Sally Scott fashion brands, and art direction for the magazine “So-en.” His awards received to date include a Kodansha Publishing Culture Award, a Tokyo ADC Award and a JAGDA New Designer Award.
Illustrator born in Fukaya City, Saitama Prefecture, in 1968. He creates illustrations for print media, advertising, web contents, etc. Among his most recent works are cover illustrations for special editions of BRUTUS, visuals for GU sales campaigns, and LINE stamps. In addition to his commercial work, he has created noncommissioned works, mounted solo exhibitions and participated in many group exhibitions. http://yuroom.jp/
An experimental typography group formed in 1993 by Hidechika – the one with a beard but no surname – and Tetsuya Tsukada – the one with a surname but no beard. For 24 years now, they have been playing with writing systems, probing new concepts and new possibilities through their experiments in disarticulating, combining and reconfiguring the written word.
Illustrator and graphic designer born in 1962. His major works include title symbols for “Gift” and “Be Gentle” TV dramas, “Computer Museum” for IBM Japan, “play” for Nike, and “adaptive infrastructure” for Hewlett-Packard Japan. He has won numerous awards, including a Japan Graphic Arts Show Award, Tokyo Interactive Ad Award, awards at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival and Asia Pacific Advertising Festival, etc. He is currently serving as Associate Professor at Kyoto University of Art and Design and part-time instructor at Tama Art University.
Organizer: Guardian Garden