Who Jeer Ma-M, Nakajo

— Masayoshi Nakajo

TDC Members' Prize


Who Jeer Ma-M, Nakajo(Poster)
“For this second piece in the Fuji series I used a tint block made in the USA — something that I’ve always wanted to do. The use of the tint block rendered the familiar outlines quite out of the ordinary. I realized how difficult it was to assign the different gradations between black and white to different parts of the tint block. I made adjustments to the color concentrations using several methods including an overlay. During the production, my friends helped me a great deal with their expertise in CG. What you see is the result. I wonder if there is a future in this technique.

Masayoshi Nakajo
Born in Tokyo in 1933. Graduated from Design course of Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 1956, and stablished Nakajo Design Office in 1961. His major works include art direction and design of Shiseido’s PR magazine “Hanatsubaki” since ’70, The GINZA since ’74, Matsuya Ginza Department Store, Cuisine Shiseido, Wacoal Spiral, Shiseido Parlor, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo and Tokyo Ginza Shiseido Building. Past awards include, Tokyo ADC Members’ Grand Prize, Yamana Prize, Masaru Katsumi Prize, Hiromu Hara Prize, Mainichi Design Award, Tokyo TDC Members’ Gold Prize and Blue Ribbon Medal. Won a Yusaku Kamekura Prize in 2003.