Poster for Matsuyama
It must be "horu" rather than
"ana," or "hole." That is, this cavern-like space
with a tiny opening that serves both as entry and
exit, must be a "horu" rather than the English
"hall." There may be something precious hidden in
there. Or maybe not. The word has a mysterious ring
to it, as the center of everything. The poster
"Horu" which won the bronze award this year
represents the feeling of that space of the indoor
game halls, which were a familiar site a generation
ago in every town, and also represents the hole
that is the pocket in a pool table. I hoped, in
producing this poster, to communicate that strange
feeling that pool rooms had through the "Horu"
behind which, neon signs flicker upon rolling
billiard balls. Thank you very much for the
Born in Fukuoka in 1965.
Graduated from Graphic Design Dept. of Tokyo
Designer Gakuin College. After working at several
design offices, established Ultra Graphics in '98.
Awards he received include; ACC Logo mark
Competition Grand Prix, Chaumont Poster Festival
Semi Grand Prix, JAGDA New Comer Award and TDC
Non-members' Silver Prize and so on. Participated
in the 18th Brno International Graphic Design
Biennale 1998 (Work From Tokyo).