Shinken Shirahadori（Book Design）
I work with Mr. Miyahara in fashion photography. He asked me to design his photo collection and gave me a variety of photographs, including snapshots taken during work, family photos, and ordinary landscape photos, in color or black & white. I understood his intention when I saw those photographs, but I felt that it may be a little difficult for viewers to understand. I put the photographs on the desk and thought it over for three weeks. The initial title of the photo collection was Shinken Shirahadori in kanji characters, but I changed this to katakana characters. I had a designer from Trout look for a font and combined it with a photograph in an unexpected way.
The photograph printed on white cloth and white reversed type do not give a strong impression to viewers, but I felt this is just right because both the title and the photographs in the collection give a strong impression.
I was surprised to receive the award unexpectedly. Thank you.