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— Kazunari Hattori

Book Design Prize


here and there 1-10

In spring 2002, Nakako Hayashi, an editor, told me that she would start something akin to a personal magazine, and she requested that I join her as art director. I was not quite sure about the project, but I accepted the offer because I felt that I understood her intention well enough. The magazine was published approximately once a year. Only a small number of copies were published, but the magazine received acclaim both from within Japan and abroad. NIEVES, an independent publisher in Switzerland, began to publish us in the middle of the project. When the magazine reached its 10th issue, Benjamin Sommerhalder, the president of NIEVES, proposed that we bind and publish the copies in one volume as a monochrome book, in commemoration. Sommerhalder decided on the book specifications, selected the paper type, and scanned all pages of all 10 issues, while I went back and forth. I sent him design data for the cover via e-mail, and finally a thick book, much like a telephone book, was completed.

Kazunari Hattori

Graphic designer and art director; born in Tokyo in 1964. After graduating from the Department of Design, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts in 1988, Hattori joined Light Publicity Co., Ltd. and has been freelance since 2001. His major activities include: Art direction for Kewpie Half advertisement; art direction for Mayonaka, Ryukotsushin, and here and there magazines; logotype for the Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum; posters and announcement materials for the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, the Yokohama Museum of Art, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum; and book design for Petit Royal Dictionnaire Francais-Japonais and a Takuma Nakahira photo book, titled For a Language to Come. Hattori has also won the Mainichi Design Award, Yusaku Kamekura Award, Tokyo TDC Grand Prix, ADC Award, and Hiromu Hara Award.