Design Annual Submission Spotlight: Japanese Designers

JAPANESE DESIGNERS IDesigner: Masahiro Ogawa | Client: Komori Corporation | 2014 Komori Calendar “Flawless Beauty”

Japanese Designer Masahiro Ogawa – 2014 Komori Calendar 

Masahiro Ogawa’s 2014 Komori Calendar “Flawless Beauty” is a bold, vibrant entry in our current Design Annual 2015 competition. Additional Japanese Designers that have contributed to the Graphis archive include Takahiro Shima, Mitsuo Katsui, AN Kiyoung, Tetsuro Minorikawa,
Yasuhiko Kida, Takashi Akiyama, Takenobu Igarashi, Tamotsu Yagi, Singo Fujiwaki,
 as well as Issey Miyake, Shin Matsunaga, Makoto Saito and Ikko Tanaka.

JAPANESE DESIGNERS IIDesigner: Shin Matsunaga                                           Designer: Takashi Akiyama

Ogawa is a consistent Graphis contributor. He has submitted “Mitsubishi Electric 2014 Calendar “The Beauty of Color'” to the Design Annual 2015, in addition to the 2014 Obayashi Calendar “Yane,” which was submitted to that same Annual.

For further insight from Japanese Designers, check out Graphis Issue 102, which features an article by Marsaru Katsumi about young Japanese Designers. Poster Annual 2007 features an interview with famed Japanese Designer Shin Matsunaga. Graphis Brochures 5 highlights Japanese Designer Taku Satoh.

The design competition features the most compelling and influential design of the year. Gold and Platinum awards, along with winning entries, will be published in the Design Annual 2015. Submit your work to the Design Annual 2015 competition here.

Author: Rachel Lowry

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