about us (company Information)

artless Inc. | creative agency for art & design

April 10, 2015

“artless Inc.” is a 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

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Team of artless Inc.

April 10, 2015


art direction

Shun Kawakami (JP/EN)
[founder] art director / artist
image-shun

Alexander Mitchell (EN/FR)
art director / video director
image-alex


design

Nao Nozawa (JP/EN)
chief graphic designer
Kazuki Kaneko (JP/EN)
graphic and web designer
Koyuki Inagaki (EN/JP)
graphic designer


project management

Satoko Tanaka (JP/EN)
project manager


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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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:

01.
keiichiro shibuya 渋谷慶一郎

music:
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interview video:

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00. teaser

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