TDC Annual Awards 2007 Grand Prix : Kazunari Hattori
2007 Award Winners

"TAKEO DESK DIARY 2006 Vol.48"

I illustrated the 26 letters from A to Z with the fonts I liked or thought beautiful, which was simply based on my personal taste. I am a designer who is neither a scholar nor an authority in the fi eld of characters and script, and also who has been dealing with letterforms self-indulgently, could only come up with an idea to throw myself into the theme "Alphabetical Fonts" to create something meaningful. The reason why I "as a designer"have been dealing with letterforms is because I feel there is something mysterious about letters; that they are more than just simply being communication symbols. It seemed to be the most effective way to grope the mystery of letterforms was to illustrate letters with drawing pens and brushes that I'm not familiar with, although my work only traced a short moment of the great trajectory that was followed by the authors who created each fonts.

Kazunari Hattori

Art Director and Designer. Born in Tokyo in 1964. He graduated from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music with a degree in design in 1988. After working at Light Publicity Ltd., he turned freelance. His major works include adverising for Q.P.Corporation, editorial design for "Ryuko Tsushin Magazine", packaging design for "HOTELS HOMES by UNIQLO"and book design for "Petit Royal French-Japanese Dictionary". Past awards include the Tokyo ADC Award and its Member's Award, the Tokyo TDC Member's Prize, the Yusaku Kamekura