JAGDA – short for Japan Graphic Designer Association – is currently holding their annual Designer Awards Exhibition at G8 Gallery in Tokyo. We went for a visit.
The Japan Graphic Designers Association Inc. (JAGDA) was established in 1978 under strong leadership of the late Yusaku Kamekura, who built the foundation for the postwar graphic design in Japan with such masterpieces as posters for Tokyo Olympics. Today it is the only nationwide graphic design organization in Japan with approximately 2,900 members. Its broad activities include the publication of yearbooks, the hosting of exhibitions and symposia, design education, regional development, and the protection of members’ rights and welfare. – JAGDA
This years 32th iteration of the award exhibition consists of posters and small graphic works by the three winners of this years JAGDA Newcomer Award: Daijiro Ohara, Junya Kamada and Kentaro Harano. The Newcomer Award was set up in 1983 as a gateway to success for upcoming designers.
Born in Kanagawa Prefecture in 1978. Attended Musashino Art University in 2003 graduated from the Department of Science of Design. He founded Omomma the same year.
In addition to engaging in video production and design work, exhibitions, workshops and performance, he creates a large number of projects that explore new perception of words and letters. He also won a 2014 TDC (Tokyo Type Directors Club) award for HaKU “everything but the love” a music video.
HaKU “everything but the love”
Born in Hokkaido in 1976. Hokkaido Tokai University (now Tokai University) graduate. Hokkaido College of Art and Design graduate. Became freelance graphic designer and art director from 2012.
Some of his main awards: JAGDA Award 2011, Japan Package Design Award Gold, Silver, Bronze, Japan Typography Award best work and China International Poster Biennale Bronze.
Yamaguchi born in 1983. 2006 Tama Art University Department of Graphic Design graduate, the same year he joined Hakuhodo Inc (Japan`s second largest advertising agency, after Dentsu Inc).
The exhibition is still running until 24th June 2014.
From 11:00 To 19:00
Closed on Sundays, Holidays
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