Ryuko Tsushin

— Kazunari Hattori

TDC Members' Prize


Ryuko Tsushin (Magazine)
I have been in charge of art direction at “Ryuko Tsushin,” a monthly fashion magazine, since it was revamped in September 2002. Each month seems to whiz by as I try to keep up with my schedule, since I am involved in numerous aspects of production, including project planning, preparation, photo shoots and designing. So, to tell you the truth, I really have no time to formulate a “formal” concept. I simply follow my instincts to whatever feel right for the moment and the whole process is simply a non-stop sequence of these moments. Having said that, it is also true that I have always approached my work with hopes that the magazine will be able to maintain a unique relevance to the times that we live in. I was pleasantly surprised to be presented with this award. In any case, this job has been a very good workout for me.

Kazunari Hattori
Born in Tokyo in 1964. Graduated from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 1988 with a degree in design. In the same year he entered Light Publicity Ltd. Since April 2001 he has worked as a freelance art director and graphic designer.
Major works : Advertising “Kewpie Half” for Kewpie,Art direction of the nenewed publication of Ryuko Tsushin Magazine and many book designs including LEXIS Royal French-Japanese Dictionary for Obunsha. Major Awards : Tokyo ADC Award in 1999, 2000, and 2001, Tokyo ADC Members’ Award in 2003, and Yusaku Kamekura Award in 2004.