Graphic Design in Japan 2023
JAGDA, one of the largest design organizations in Asia, has been introducing outstanding designs in its annual “Graphic Design in Japan” since 1981. Every year its member’s works, selected according to strict criteria, are introduced with over 1,000 plates. It also contains Yusaku Kamekura Design Award as the best work and its creator of the year, JAGDA Awards as especially outstanding works, and JAGDA New Designer Awards as the most promising young graphic designers. This is an unprecedented design almanac presenting the latest world-class graphic designs created by Japanese designers, which also serves as a database.
The 25th Yusaku Kamekura Design Award | JAGDA Awards 2023 | JAGDA New Designer Awards 2023 | Posters | CI, VI, Symbols, Logotypes & Typefaces | Digital Media | Book & Editorial Design | Videos | Package Design | General Graphics | Newspaper & Magazine Advertising | Ambient Design & Spatial Graphics | Integrated Design
[The 25th Yusaku Kamakura Design Award]
The Yusaku Kamekura Design Award was established in 1999 in commemoration of the achievements of the late Yusaku Kamekura, JAGDA’s first president to contribute to the development of graphic design. The award is presented each year to the work judged to be most outstanding among all entries. This year, for the first time in its history, the Yusaku Kamekura Design Award of 2023 was simultaneously bestowed on 2 works: a video of program contents for a broadcasting company by Tomohiro Okazaki, and a signage planning for a kindergarten by Haruka Misawa.
[JAGDA Awards 2023]
The JAGDA Award was launched in 2008 in reflection of JAGDA’s commitment to commend and record each year’s outstanding works of graphic design – an undertaking JAGDA considers to be among its important activities. The JAGDA Awards are presented to several particularly significant works among those submitted in the Annual that garnered the most number of votes in their specific category. This year, the award was given to the following ten works: poster “Ceci n’est pas une pomme”, Logotype “Juchheim”, digital media “Enso Zuan”, book design “Collection of Plays by Ryo Iwamatsu”, video “Pocari Sweat”, package design “Shichijokanshundo”, general graphics “Geijutsu Gekiryu”, newspaper advertising “Album of Yuming Cover Songs”, ambient design & spatial graphics “Tamatsukuri Kindergarten”, and integrated design “Korinkyo”.
[JAGDA New Designer Awards 2023]
The JAGDA New Designer Award was established in 1983 with the goals of calling attention to outstanding young designers. The past winners have grown to be the most active creators in the industry. As a result of the strict selection with 140 nominees, 2023 awards, the 41st to date, were presented to Naonori Yago, Kako Fujita and Shun Ishizuka.
“This One!” is a system whereby each jury comments freely on one work among the year’s entries that attracted one’s interest in particular.
A list of JAGDA members by prefecture is included.
Special Feature: ICONS–Social Media Icons of JAGDA Members
JAGDA International Student Award 2022 Winning Works
Appendix: JAGDA Activities in Fiscal 2022
Published: July 2023
Format: 280mm x 210mm | 468 pages | color
Editor in chief: Norio Nakamura
Book design: Shun Ishizuka
Katsunori Aoki, Katsumi Asaba, Tsuguya Inoue, Koji Iyama, Yoshiaki Irobe, Yuri Uenishi, Ryosuke Uehara, Rika Eguchi, Takuya Onuki, Masahiro Kakinokihara, Kaoru Kasai, Atsuki Kikuchi, Shogo Kishino, Hitomi Sago, Taku Satoh, Katsuhiko Shibuya, Norito Shinmura, Yui Takada, Ryoji Tanaka, Kazufumi Nagai, Hiroaki Nagai, Norio Nakamura, Kazunari Hattori, Kenya Hara, Masaaki Hiromura, Shin Matsunaga, Haruka Misawa, Manabu Mizuno, Yoshie Watanabe (29 in total)
Non-members 16,500 JPY (with tax / without shipping fee)
Members and Friends 13,750 JPY (with tax and shipping fee [in Japan only])