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The 23rd Yusaku Kamekura Design Award Exhibition “Illuminating Graphics 0” by Ryoji Tanaka, Web designer and Head Designer of Semitransparent Design, will be held at Creation Gallery G8 from 22nd June to 28th July, 2021. Through the years he has pursued design in the realm of digital media and explored possibilities in information communication.


The Yusaku Kamekura Design Award was established in 1999 to honor the achievements of the late graphic designer Yusaku Kamekura (1915-1997) and to promote the further development of the graphic design field. Operation of the award program and selection of the winner, chosen annually, are performed by the Japan Graphic Design Association Inc. (JAGDA). JAGDA awards the prize to the designer whose work or works are judged most worthy among all entries featured in its yearbook, Graphic Design in Japan.

The award-winning work is the website he designed for the Tokyo Type Directors Club (TDC). It is remarkable not only for its concise arrangement of information but also for the original way it takes account of the reader’s timing and the multifaceted way it conveys information without dependency on efficiency. The site’s screensaver function integrates a digital clock that randomly displays, in large size, various fonts designed by TDC members; its randomness impacts the visitor to the site differently each time. is active in a broad palette of media, especially web-based media, performing everything from corporate branding and ad planning and production to exhibition of his works at art museums and galleries in Japan and abroad.

The 23rd Yusaku Kamekura Design Award Exhibition
Ryoji Tanaka: “Illuminating Graphics 0”
Date: 22nd June – 28th July, 2021
Open: 11:00 – 19:00 (Closed on Sunday and holiday)
Place: Creation Gallery G8
Address: 1F Recruit Ginza 8 Bldg., 8-4-17 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Admission free
Tel: +81 (0)3 6835 2260

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