Report on Packaging Tohoku Products – Deliciously Delightful 2015

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To communicate charms of the Tohoku region through power of design, Tohoku Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry and JAGDA called for package design proposals for 10 products from the region among designers across Japan to coordinate outstanding proposals for practical use.
Its goal is to support the sales promotion and branding of processed food of the region, and to help managers of SMEs, who did not have opportunities to work with designers, recognize the value of design. In the course of commercialise the awarded designs, SMEs and designers receive advice from IP experts and are encouraged to exchange written contracts on attributes of rights and condition of use of designs such as design fee.
Thus we hope the products with renewed packages will contribute actual sales of the products as a way of reconstruction assistance.
The exhibition of selected works, held in Sendai and Tokyo, were favourably reviewed by visitors and covered by various media such as newspapers, magazines, radio and so on.



“Traditional Performing Arts of Japan” poster series relaunched after 36 years


JAGDA collaborated with UCLA and Waseda University to create a poster series commemorating the launch of their joint research “Yanai Initiative Japanese Performing Arts Program.”
In 1981 UCLA produced a poster series for its Asian Performing Arts Summer Institute with the late design critic Masaru Katzumie as a curator. For the 2017 edition, the same theme was revisited after 36 years.
The eleven posters were premiered in May to the LA audience in conjunction with the Kyogen performance by Mansaku and Mansai Nomura. Further details of the exhibitions in Japan and abroad will be posted.



「UCLA・早稲田大学 日本の伝統芸能ポスター」編成に協力

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制作者:[全体]浅葉克己 [狂言]永井一正、五十嵐威暢、佐藤 卓
    [能]勝井三雄、仲條正義、原 研哉、服部一成 [大太鼓]長友啓典
    [津軽三味線]葛西 薫 [雅楽]上條喬久
主 催:柳井正イニシアティブ グローバル・ジャパン・ヒューマニティーズ・プロジェクト
協 力:株式会社竹尾、凸版印刷株式会社、JAGDA




日 時:2017年11月25日(土)13:00−17:30
会 場:東京ミッドタウン・カンファレンス Room1+2
講 師:岡 邦俊(JAGDA顧問弁護士)、原 研哉(デザイナー)、中西元男(PAOSグループ代表)、
    高橋幸志(特許庁) 以上、講演順
定 員:120名



JAGDA New Designer Awards 2017: selection process and exhibitions

Award Winners
Taichi Tamaki, Haruka Misawa, and Yoshihiro Yagi

Publication: “Graphic Design in Japan 2017” (June 2017)
Award Ceremony: JAGDA General Assembly 2017 on 23 June 2017 in Tokyo

Tuesday 30 May to Thursday 29 June 2017 at Creation Gallery G8, Tokyo
Monday 11 July to Thursday 20 July 2017 at Paper Voice Osaka, Osaka
Monday 18 September to Monday 9 October 2017 at Gallery Art Site, Seian Art Center, Seian University of Art and Design, Shiga
Monday 16 to Saturday 28 October 2017 at 1F Gallery, Nippon Designer Academy of Fine Arts, Aichi
Monday 6 to Sunday 12 November 2017 at Kumamoto Design Professional Training College, Kumamoto
Saturday 2 to Sunday 17 December 2017 at Gallery, Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Niigata
Saturday 6 to Sunday 21 January 2018 at Shizuoka City Cultural and Creative Industries Promotion Center (CCC), Shizuoka