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The 357th Ginza Graphic Gallery Exhibition Masayoshi Nakajo IN & OUT, Or qf (Imbibing and Vomiting)

January 13, 2017 - March 18, 2017

Design: Kaoru Kasai
Design: Kaoru Kasai
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Titled "IN & OUT," – the exhibition will feature 22 new posters with the theme of "Mother & Others" in Swiss size, i.e. dimensions somewhat larger than usual. The peerless Nakajo, whose overwhelming presence utterly defies imitation, will demonstrate his ever-youthful approach to his art belying his 83 years. He claims being creative can sometimes be a struggle, but his design life knows no end, his creative juices ever-flowing, his work still inventive, and his zeal for holding a one-man show unabated.
The lower level of the gallery will be devoted to Nakajo's works shown at earlier solo exhibitions as well as his many contributions to Shiseido's Hanatsubaki magazine. Visitors will marvel at how fresh Nakajo's brilliant and prolific editorial design work for Hanatsubaki remains even today, a marvel of harmonious compatibility with the most contemporary of designs.


ginza graphic gallery (ggg)
DNP Ginza Building 1st floor 7-2,
Ginza 7-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061
TEL:03-3571-5206 / FAX:03-3289-1389
Open hours: 11:00am - 7:00pm
* Until 6:00pm on February 6 (Mon.)
Closed on Sundays and holidays / Admission free

Double Your Pleasure!

Visitors to the Masayoshi Nakajo exhibition at ggg are eagerly invited to double their pleasure with a visit to Creation Gallery G8 to see the concurrent exhibition of the works of Norio Nakamura.
Creation Gallery G8
Norio Nakamura Exhibition
January 13, 2017 – February 17, 2017
Recruit Ginza 8 Bldg., 1st Floor
4-17, Ginza 8-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-8001
TEL: 03-6835-2260 @http://rcc.recruit.co.jp/g8/
* Visitors who collect rally stamps at both ggg and Creation Gallery G8 will receive an original present designed by Mr. Nakajo or Mr. Nakamura.


Masayoshi Nakajo was born in Tokyo in 1933. In 1956, after graduating from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts & Music (now called Tokyo University of the Arts), where he majored in Design, he joined the advertising department at Shiseido. Later he moved to Deska until 1961, when he established Nakajo Design Office. Nakajo's major work in a career now spanning more than four decades includes: art direction and design for Hanatsubaki, Shiseido's cultural magazine, and for The Ginza / Tactics Design; logo and packaging design for Shiseido Parlour; logo and signage planning for the Tokyo Ginza Shiseido Building; corporate identity (CI) planning for Matsuya Ginza, Wacoal Spiral, the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, and Hosomi Museum; illustrations for "Nihongo de Asobo" (Let's Play in Japanese), a children's program on NHK; and cover illustrations for Kurashi no Techo magazine. Among his numerous awards received to date are the Tokyo Art Directors Club Members Award Grand Prize, the Tokyo Type Directors Club Members'  Gold Prize, the Yusaku Kamekura Design Award, the Mainichi Design Award, the Japan Advertising Awards' Yamana Prize, and – from the Japanese Government – a Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon and The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette. Nakajo is a member of the Tokyo Art Directors Club, Japan Graphic Designers Association and Tokyo Illustrators Society, and he currently serves as Senior Vice President of the Tokyo Type Directors Club. He is also a visiting professor at Joshibi University of Art and Design.