Design: Osamu Misawa, Jisuke Matsuda & more from Japan

Opera ‘Cavalleria Rusticana’ and ‘Pagliacci’: A Cover of Program Brochure” by Agency omdr Co., Ltd. under Art and Creative Director Osamu Misawa and Designer Tasuku Matsumura for Tokyo NikiKai Opera Foundation, in the above left, won Gold in our Design Annual 2014 competition.
To the right is “King Lear” by esteemed Jisuke Matsuda of Design firm Atelier. Jisuke, which won the prestigious Platinum Award in our Poster Annual 2016. It is the first poster of the Create Theatre Poster series for Shakespeare’s plays, which can be viewed on our website.
   
Design firm OUWN under Creative Director Atsushi Ishiguro is responsible for the next two presented works. With Illustrator Hikaru Ichijyo, they were responsible for the creative direction of Lumine’s Special Days campaign, seen above, “based around the image of a trip, ‘Life is Journey.'” It is an entry in our current Design Annual 2019 competition.
Then we have OUWN’s Gold Award-winning entry to our Design Annual 2018, “MIYOSHI,” for ABUNOTSURU’s sake of the same name. The Miyoshi sake was created in 1915 in the village of Abu in the Yamaguchi prefecture amid the beautiful Sea of Japan and lush surroundings, so Ishiguro incorporated those elements into the sake packaging. More of the series can be viewed on our website.

The deadline for our Design Annual 2019 Competition is March 20, 2019. Early entrants have a higher chance of being featured on our blog, website, and social media platforms.