“KOKON” “JAPAN 2001”

— Masayoshi Nakajo

TDC Members' Prize


“KOKON” “JAPAN 2001”(Poster)
“JAPAN”, for once, just happened. It has no substance. I don’t often have things “just happen”, especially lately. After “JAPAN”, I began working on other projects with the same kind of impulse, but no matter how hard I tried, nothing came of it. As for the two posters for Hosomi Museum, I kept reminding myself that they should not be completely overshadowed by the featured exhibit and that I need to provide myself a bit of breathing to maintain perspective.

Masayoshi Nakajo
Born in Tokyo in 1933. Graduated from design course of Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in ’56. His major works include art direction and design of Shiseido’s PR magazine “Hanatsubaki” since ’70, CI for THE GINZA in ’74, Matsuya Ginza Department Store in ’80, Cuisine Shiseido in ’84, Wacoal Spiral in ’85, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo in ’94, logo and package design for Shiseido Parlor in ’90. Past awards include Tokyo ADC Members’ Grand Prize, Yamana Prize, Masaru Katsumi Prize, Hiromu Hara Award, Mainichi Design Award, TDC Members’ Gold Prize, and Blue Ribbon Medal.