TDC Tsuguya Inoue
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2020
Special Prize
Tsuguya Inoue

COMME des GARÇONS SEIGEN ONO / CDG Fragmentation SEIGEN ONO

Tsuguya Inoue|COMME des GARÇONS SEIGEN ONO / CDG Fragmentation SEIGEN ONO
Tsuguya Inoue|COMME des GARÇONS SEIGEN ONO / CDG Fragmentation SEIGEN ONO

Mr. Seigen Ono’s continuously physical, high-quality music and the quality of his energetic photos organically present typography, layout, etc., and bring various emotional reactions to his designs.

Ms. Tamaki Yoshida’s strong will to express herself, her deep affection for crows, and her appealing, serious expression, even though it is not climactic, are the driving forces of this very photographic work that goes beyond the photographer’s intentions. When thinking of photography as a means of communication, the active functions of the images, such as evoking ability, intensity, and speed, have great potential impact on graphic design. At the bottom of the photo images, there is a trace of flowing light. Music has the ability to manipulate time. I dream of seeking further possibility for production. I wonder what impression viewers will receive from this printed matter showing only the album title and with no words.

Tsuguya Inoue

Tsuguya Inoue

Born in 1947. Established Beans Co., Ltd., in 1978. Art director and graphic designer.

Engaged in art direction for advertisements, music, publishing, TV, etc. Continues to create innovative photographic and typographic design works in a cross-category manner.

Awards:

Tokyo ADC Grand Prize, Top Prize, Members Prize, and Hara Hiromu Prize

Tokyo TDC Grand Prize, Members Prize, Book Design Prize, and Special Prize

Yamana Award at the Japan Advertising Awards

Mainichi Design Award, etc.

Publications:

INOUE TSUGUYA GRAPHIC WORKS 1981–2007, Little more

GRAPHICS TALKING THE DRAGON, Little more

THE BURNING HEAVEN, Little more

Memberships:

Tokyo ADC

Tokyo TDC

JAGDA