Project Area :
Graphic Design / Advertising Design / Signage / Packaging / Editorial, Book Design / Type Design / Illustration / CI, VI, Branding, Consulting / Movie / web / Interiors / Education / Business Licenses / Spatial Design / Editing / Intellectual Property Management / Printing and Production
IKKAKUIKKA Co., Ltd.
Keiko Itakura’s company Ikkakuikka engages in advertising and graphic design as a mode of expression for selling things, while also producing artwork that looks like something different from that economic process. The company’s fresh perspective is based on thinking of visual design as a form of communication that can help people. Recently, its work has expanded beyond visual design into sculptural artwork and store design, while also extending aggressively into charity work. Up until now, the main clients have included Wacoal, Asahi, Suntory, Parco, GAP, DIESEL, Sony Music Records, BMG Japan, Victor Entertainment, ONWARD, KDDI, Yokumoku, and Recruit.
Keiko Itakura works as an artistic director in advertising, graphic design, book design, and packaging. Her projects extend to clothing, product development, product creation, and store design. She makes fine art like drawings, free-standing objects and ceramics. Keiko also writes the occasional piece for magazines. She’s not limited by genre, but always has in mind how best to communicate visually what a project needs to have expressed .
2005 : FOREST, Diesel Gallery, New York 2004 : K, Transplant Gallery, New york
2006 : Hellokitty secrethouse, HongKong
2007 : Bangkok International Art Festival
2007-2008 : DAHON project
2008 : Seoul design festival
2008-2010 : GAP RED project
2005 : N.Y. ADC 84th annual Award / DISTINCT MERIT for “Miho Murmur” 2004 : N.Y.TDC Award / Certificate of Typographic Excellence for “rahmens classic” 2003 : TDC Award for “stance”
Keiko Itakura’s work is making one think the one feel complicated with happiness. She always have opposite like virtue and vice.