Tokyo TDC Annual Awards 2008 TDC Prize : Issay Kitagawa
2008 Award Winners

Event design

"Design a hot summer in Japan where adults and children laugh, like merrymaking with the energy of laughter racing through, and people wonder what is it?" I remember this conversation with Issey Miyake at the firstmeeting.
The summer program "LUCKY LUCK SHOW" of 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT based on the theme of laughter was held in the summer of 2007.
I was responsible for the art direction realized only with the cooperation and support of many wonderful people. Above all, I was able to achieve my mission thanks to the many people who visited and supported this event.

Issay Kitagawa

Issay Kitagawa is the head designer of Graph and a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI). A number of his book designs are included in a collection of Biblioth?que Nationale de France in recognition of their "outstanding book design and print techniques in recent years." He formed a creative unit called Hinto-bi with a photographer, Kenshu Shintsubo, in 2007.