TDC Masashi Murakami
NUMBERS DESIGN BY
AWARD
2016
TDC Prize
Masashi Murakami

Unlettered

Masashi Murakami|Unlettered
Masashi Murakami|Unlettered
Masashi Murakami|Unlettered
Masashi Murakami|Unlettered
Masashi Murakami|Unlettered

Unlettered(Graphic Design)

“Unlettered” is a graphic series for each alphabet. Contrary to hieroglyphs that grew from pictures to letters in ancient times, I skimmed the image of the alphabet that exists deep in my mind and molded the images into shapes, taking a reverse process. I closely scrutinized my sensibilities, and unabashedly expressed pure shapes for me, which I had never recognized myself. I feel honored and have gained confidence as the work received the award. Thank you very much.

Masashi Murakami

Masashi Murakami(Japan)

Born in Kanagawa prefecture in 1982. After graduating from the Department of Design, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts, Masashi Murakami also completed a post-graduate course at the Graduate School of Fine Arts of the same university. He jointly supervises the m2 (emuni) design studio with Takashi Murakami. In addition to being an active art director and graphic designer of graphics and designs for advertisements, packages and other works, he also holds art exhibitions and other events. He main works includes PARCO’s “Summer LAST OFF” campaign, Fuji TV’s 55th anniversary campaign “5539”, and the CD jacket design of Noriyuki Makihara’s album “Lovable People”. He has held an individual exhibition “Shapes” (Earth & Salt) and has also won the JAGDA New Designer Award 2016 and other awards.

www.emuni.co.jp