about us (company Information)

artless Inc. | creative agency for art & design

April 10, 2015

“artless Inc.” is a branding and creative agency for art and design, established in 2001, by shun kawakami.

our activities are in the art, design, typography, architecture, digital applications and other forms of communication.

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company profile (PDF)
> www.artless.co.jp/PDF-Portfolio2014.pdf
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“artless” was founded in 2001 by Shun Kawakami. Our activities are in the visual communication and the language of design: Brandiung, art & design consulting, corporate and visual identity, graphic, web, user interface, film, motion graphics, installation, architecture, interior and signage.

We form a creative team in accordance with each new project. Our collective brings a new perspective to all projects from our global network. The team includes creative directors, art directors, film directors, graphic designers, interactive designers, architects, interior & product designers, photographers, stylists, hair and make up artists, musicians, painters, calligraphers, flower designers.

We don’t differentiate between art, design, architecture, digital and other forms of communication.
A diverse challenge extends across different disciplines, providing us with an experience that broadens our point of view.

we are based in tokyo,
but always operating globally.

shun kawakami,
founder

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“artless”は、 東京を拠点にグローバルに活動する「クリエイティブ・エージェンシー」です。アートとデザインを基軸に、ブランディング、デザインコンサルティング、企業やブランドロゴ、広告キャンペーン、グラフィック、タイポグラフィ、ウェブ、APPS、UI、映像、モーショングラフィック、インスタレーション、エキシビション、インテリア、サインデザイン、そして、建築まで、多様な専門知識や経験を持つスペシャリストと共に、ジャンルやカテゴリーに縛られない活動を続けています。

“artless”は、独自の国際的ネットワークを築き、このグローバル・コレクティブ(artless collective™)には、クリエイティブ/アート/デザイン/映像等のディレクター。建築家やグラフィック/インタラクティブ/インテリア/プロダクト等のデザイナー。ウェブ/プログラミング/インスタレーション等のテクノロジスト。フォトグラファー、スタイリスト、メイク。そして、音楽家、画家、書家、華道家、料理家等のアーティストまで、ジャンルやカテゴリーを跨いだメンバーがリストアップされています。

また、日本だけでなく、世界7都市のパートナーと共に、グローバルに活動し、クライアントワークのみならず、エキシビションの主催や参加、アートワークの出品、アーティスト・キュレーション等といったアート活動も精力的に行っています。

そのジャンルに縛られない横断的な活動は、カンヌ国際広告祭(金賞)、NY ADC: Young Guns、NY TDC、The One Show、D&AD、Webby Award、London International Award、iF design award、DFAA (Hong Kong)、Tokyo TDC、グッドデザイン賞、Tokyo Interactive Ad Awardの受賞等、国際的評価を受けています。

“artless”は、アートやデザインを「ヴィジュアル・ランゲージ」と捉え、国境や言語を越え、思考や理念といった目に見えない概念を表現する「ビジュアル・コミュニケーション」の姿勢を軸に活動しています。

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member :
The Art Directors Club (New York, US)
ADC Young Guns ® (New York, US)
D&AD (London, UK)
Japan Graphic Designers Association / JAGDA (Tokyo, Japan)

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corporate information

artless Inc.
株式会社 artless

founder and ceo
Shun Kawakami

stock information
10,000,000 JPY

year of establishment
2001

headquarters
shibuya property tower 13F,
1-32-12 higashi,
shibuya-ku,
tokyo 150-0011,
japan

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service

branding
design consulting

art direction
advertising
curation
corporate identity / visual identity
graphic design
interactive / web design
packaging design
photo / film / motion graphic
U.I.

architecture / interior / signage
exhibition design
installation

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デザイン・コンサルティング
ブランディング

アートディレクション
広告/キャペーン
アーティスト・キュレーション
コーポレーション・アイデンティティ/企業ロゴ
ヴィジュアル・アイデンティティ
グラフィックデザイン
ウェブ/インタラクティブデザイン
パッケージデザイン
映像/フォト/モーショングラフィック
ユーザーインターフェースデザイン

建築/インテリア/サイネージ
インスタレーション
エキシビション

about us (company Information)

Team of artless Inc. (tokyo, japan)

April 10, 2015

"thinking something new and different." at artless studio, tokyo (2015) from shun kawakami on Vimeo.
video by Alexander Mitchell | music/bgm by Jemapur


creative direction / art direction

image-shunShun Kawakami (JP/EN)
[founder] art director / artist
- www.shunkawakami.jp

- facebook / twitter / pinterest / instagram
- wikipedia


design

image-naoNao Nozawa (JP/EN)
chief designer

image-kazukiKazuki Kaneko (JP/EN)
designer

image-koyukiKoyuki Inagaki (EN/JP)
designer


project management

image-satokoSatoko Tanaka (JP/EN)
project and design manager / PR


video direction / photography

Alexander Mitchell (EN/FR)
video director / photographer / artist


interactive design and programming

Adrien Dufond (FR/EN/JP)
artless interactive™ – www.artless-interactive.com


internship designers

Alice Tosey (EN/IT) – british
Karolina Pöll (SP/EN/DE) – mexican
Miikka Toiviainen (EN/FIN/JP) – finn
Leonie Aiko (GE/EN) – german

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global partners

artless collective™ : www.artless-collective.com
partner companies & collaborators from our global network

AODJ Ambassador of Design, Japan. (NPO) : www.aodj.org
Non profit organization in Japan. AODJ strive to connect, inspire and elevate creative professionals in the world.

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about us (company Information)

award

April 09, 2015

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2015

The Webby Awards
“The 19th Annual Webby Awards” the Websites: Corporate Communications category.
[Nomination] 10 SOUNDS OF LIFE SCIENCE

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2014

GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2014 グッドデザイン賞 Satoyama Jujo – artwork
Singapore Design Award 2014 Satoyama Jujo – artwork

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2013

DFAA – Design For Asia Award 2013 (Hong Kong) :
[DFA Silver Award] NANAMIYA – brand Logo & package design
[DFA Bronze Award] 10 TEN – Ehime/Mikan
[DFA Award 2013 Merit Winner] huug 001

The One Show (New York)
[GOLD PRIZE] design and paper engineering (Brand Design & Package Design)

The Tokyo Typo Directors Club (Tokyo TDC)
Annual Award 2013

[Nomination] design and paper engineering (Brand Design & Package Design)

GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2013
グッドデザイン賞

10 TEN – brand Logo & package design

SDA AWARDS 2013:
[First Prize(最優秀賞)]
- OBI / Installation by AODJ
[Jun Aoki Prize(招待審査員賞 青木淳賞)]
- MONOCO GINZA GALLERY

DSA Award – Japan Design Space Association Award
(GOLD PRIZE – 日本空間デザイン賞/優秀賞) :
OBI / Installation by AODJ

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2012

iF: International Forum Design Hannover (Germany)
“huug – balance of light and shadow -”
[Brand Design & Product Design]

CREATIVITY INTERNATIONAL AWARDS : 41st annual
Print & Packaging Competition :
ISETAN | the stage & show window “bokusho” new year 2011
2011. 1/2, 3, 4

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2011

the 2011 elections to the D&AD Executive Committee. (London)

The Tokyo Typo Directors Club (Tokyo TDC)
Annual Award 2011

[Nomination] ISSEY MIYAKE INC. / ELTTOBTEP (present package)

GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2011
グッドデザイン賞

HOTEL ANTEROOM KYOTO
installation work / original print

DDA AWARD – Japan Display Design Award 2011
ディスプレイデザイン賞 2011 入選
[Nomination] ISETAN (Honkan & Men’s) : Show Window “boku-sho” 2011

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2010

CANNES LIONS
International Advertising Festiva : “GOLD” (Design Lions)
Corporate or Brand Identity / Broadcast Design & Graphics :
Channel 4 (TV Nelonen – Helsinki, Finland)

D&AD / THE BEST ADVERTISING AND DESIGN IN THE WORLD (UK)
Awards 2010 : TV & Cinema Communications
TV Promotions, Stings & Program Junctions

*ED AWARDS / European Design Awards
“Bronze”

Vuoden Huiput (Finland)
(Best of the Year) : “Shortlist”

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2009

NY ADC:
Young Gun 7 / Judge

NY TDC55 – The Type Directors Club (NY) :
Print [Packaging] (New York)

The Tokyo Typo Directors Club (Tokyo TDC)
Annual Award 2009

JAGDA : Graphic Design in Japan 2009
[Nomination] ISSEY MIYAKE INC. / Package Design

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2008

ADC Young Guns 6 (New York)
Award-winning : The final 50

The One Show Book Design Finaist (New York)

London International Awards (UK)

TIAA: Tokyo Interactive AD Award
Finaist : GYRE

JCD Design Award 2008 BEST 100
Dual City Sessions 2007 (the Japanese Society of Commercial Space Designers)

DDA AWARD : Display Design Awards 2008
Selected Work / Dual City Sessions 2007 (the Japan Display Design Association)
* Exhibition Design by upsetters architects

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2001-2007

The ADC 86th Annual Awards :
GRAPHIC DESIGN – POSTER DESIGN/PROMOTIONAL : Merit (New York)
The FWA (UK)
Adobe Motion Award Interactive / grand prize
Tokyo Interactive AD Award Finalist, Branding Site
Japan Good Design Award グッドデザイン賞
Applied Japan Typography 日本タイポグラフィ年鑑
Web Design Annual Japan  ウェブデザイン年鑑

etc…

* branding & identity

INDISPENSABLE STRASBURGO : brand logo & sign design

April 02, 2015

indispensable strasburgo:
brand logo & sign design

(art direction and design)

credit :
creative direction: artless Inc.
art direction and logo design: shun kawakami, artless Inc.
brand naming: norio osumi
client: lidea co.,ltd.

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brand concept :
urban garden

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1-IMG_6725

indispensable-strasburgo

2-IMG_67573-IMG_67684-IMG_6717
5-IMG_6683

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* website

10 SOUNDS OF LIFE SCIENCE presented by kyowa hakko kirin

April 01, 2015

10 SOUNDS OF LIFE SCIENCE:
presented by kyowa hakko kirin

(branding, art direction & design, programming, video, pr)

http://www.kyowa-kirin.co.jp/10_sounds/

award :
“10 SOUNDS OF LIFE SCIENCE” has been selected as an Official Honoree in “The 19th Annual Webby Awards” in the Websites: Corporate Communications category.
http://www.webbyawards.com

sound by
Keiichiro Shibuya 渋谷慶一郎
no.9 Joe Takayuki
STUDIO APARTMENT スタジオアパートメント
Jemapur
DJ KAWASAKI
blanc.
Open Reel Ensemble オープンリールアンサンブル
i-dep
Takagi Masakatsu 高木正勝
蓮沼執太+コトリンゴ

credit :
creative direction: artless Inc.
planning, art direction, logo design, artist curation, interview: shun kawakami, artless Inc.
project management, PR: satoko tanaka, artless Inc. + motomiya yasuharu, forminc.
web design: keigo anan, logram Inc.
programming: lyusuke kumagai, logram Inc.
video: GLMV / yu maruno
client: Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co.,ltd.

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DJ KAWASAKI

music and interview:

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Jemapur

music and interview:

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STUDIO APARTMENT

music and interview:

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no.9 Joe Takayuki

music and interview:

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keiichiro shibuya 渋谷慶一郎

music:
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interview video:

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00. teaser

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