TDC Annual Awards1992, Members' Gold Prize: Masayoshi Nakajo


1992 Award Winners

Posters for THE GINZA

I have been handling there TACTICS DESIGN (products for men) posters for The Ginza (Shiseido Group) for the past several years. Each of the 13 characters is about A size, making a total of 13 posters in a series. I have been designing one such series every year for the past 9 years. There is a specialty store retailing the TACTICS DESIGN PRODUCTS in the Imperial Hotel Arcade and that shop has a sign-frame which accommodates the 13 posters which, together, comprise the shop sign. This means that the sign is changed each year when the new design is completed. Of course, the posters are used in other "The Ginza" shops as well.

Masayoshi Nakajo
Born in Tokyo in 1933. Graduated from the Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music in 1956 with a major in design. Worked in the advertising division of Shiseido Co., Ltd. from 1956 to 59 and then at Deska until 1960, when became a freelancer. Established the Nakajo Design Office in 1961. His awards include: Tokyo ADC Grand Prize, JACC Yamana prize in 1989, JAGDA Masaru Katsumi Prize in 1991, Mainichi Design Award in 1992.