The Plaza Shop at the Ginza Shiseido Building, Tokyo

— Masayoshi Nakajo

TDC Members' Prize


The Plaza Shop at the Ginza Shiseido Building, Tokyo
(Packaging design)
I notice that Tsuguya Inoue has also been given this award. My work pales in comparison to the impact of his work. I hope people won’t just walk past mine. I don’t think he will even submit a bio or a letter of thanks in response to winning this award. In any event, while there’s no surprise in Mr. Inoue winning the award, the fact that I have makes me worry about the future of TDC, seriously.
– The wrapping paper and the paper bags are used primarily at the Plaza Shop on the first floor of the Shiseido Building in Ginza, Tokyo. They are used to wrap food products as well as cosmetics and are used only at this building.
While they could have been based on an abstract or floral theme, I decided to use a stylized version of the building rendered in light, airy tones; the building somewhat lacks in familiarity but is distinct looking nonetheless.

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.