Graphic Design in Japan 2013

Size: 280mm x 210mm/
Chief editor: Kazunari Hattori
Book design: Norio Nakamura

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Graphic Design in Japan 2013

JAGDA, one of the largest design organizations in Asia, has been introducing outstanding designs in its annual the Graphic Design in Japan since 1981. Every year more than 1,000 designs selected through strict selection process are introduced with a members directory by prefecture and staff credit such as copywriters and photographers. This is an unprecedented design almanac presenting the latest world-class graphic designs created by Japanese designers, which also serves as a database.


The 15th Yusaku Kamekura Design Award/JAGDA Awards 2013/JAGDA New Designer Awards 2013/Posters/General Graphics/CI, VI, Symbols, Logotypes, Typefaces & Motion Logotypes/Book & Editorial Design/Package Design/Newspaper & Magazine Advertising/Ambient Design & Spatial Graphics/Interactive Design/Video/Integrated Design

The 15th Yusaku Kamekura Design Award

The Yusaku Kamekura Design Award was established in 1999 in commemoration of the achievements of the late Yusaku Kamekura, JAGDA’s first president to contribute to the development of graphic design. The award is presented each year to the work judged to be most outstanding among all entries. This year, the Award was given to Ms. Keiko Hirano for works created for “The 60th anniversary of The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo”. Ms. Hirano’s winning work was cited by the selection committee as a “dignified and sincere piece of work that makes as aware once more of the inherent social aspect of graphic design.”

JAGDA Awards 2013

Starting in 2008, the JAGDA Awards were launched in reflection of JAGDA’s commitment to commend and record each year’s outstanding works of graphic design – an undertaking JAGDA considers to be among its important activities. The JAGDA Awards are presented to several particularly significant works among those submitted for entry in the Annual that garnered the most number of votes in their specific category. This year, the Award was given to the following seven works:“Kazunari Hattori:November 2010”, “Air Bonsai”, “Book Express”, “Phillippe Weisbecker Drawings”, “Special Package for Shiseido Parlour Ginza Flagship Store”, “Form, Color and Structure: The Sensual World of Aoshi Kudo” and “Louis Vuitton Forest Photo Exhibition by Mikiya Takimoto”.

JAGDA New Designer Awards 2013

The JAGDA New Designer Award was established in 1983 with the goals of calling attention to outstanding young designers. The past winners have grown to be the most active creators in the industry. As a result of the strict selection with 33 nominees, 2013 awards the 31th to date were presented to Yoshihisa Tanaka, Atsushi Hirano, and Yumiyo Miyata.

This One!

“This One!” is a system whereby all participants on the judging panel comment freely on one work among the year’s entries that attracted their interest in particular.

Member Directory

A list of JAGDA members by prefecture is included.