Masayoshi NAKAJO

Born in Tokyo in 1933. After graduating from the Department of Design at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 1956, he worked in the advertising department of Shiseido and for Deska, establishing his own Nakajo Design Office in 1961. Major work includes more than forty years of art direction and design for Shiseido's magazine Hanatsubaki and for The Ginza / Tactics Design; package design for Shiseido Parlor; logotype and signage planning for the Tokyo Ginza Shiseido Building; and corporate identity programs for Matsuya Ginza Department Store, Wacoal Spiral Building, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, and Hosomi Museum. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Membership Grand Prize of the Tokyo Art Directors Club, the Members Gold Prize of the Tokyo Type Directors Club, the Yusaku Kamekura Design Award of the Japan Graphic Designers Association, the Mainichi Design Award, the Japan Advertising Awards Yamana Prize, and the Medal with Purple Ribbon and the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette from the Government of Japan.

Hanako in Red / Black




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