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award

June 20, 2018

2017

The One Show (New York, US)
[Shortlist] 10 SOUNDS OF LIFE SCIENCE
DFAA – Design For Asia Award 2017  (Hong Kong)
hotel kanra kyoto / branding, V.I., Signages
artless craft tea & coffee / branding & interior design


2016

NY TDC 62
the Type Directors Club
(New York, US)
the TDC Communication Design Competition:
“Certificate of Typographic Excellence”
Hotel Risveglio Akasaka / original typography, Logo, sign system & graphic design


2015

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


2014

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


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


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


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


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”


2009

NY ADC:
Young Gun 7 / Judge

NY TDC 55
the Type Directors Club
(New York, US)
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


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


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…

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[recruitment & internship]

June 15, 2018

we are always looking for new members.
if you’re interested, please send your cv & portfolio (pdf)
to info@artless.co.jp

Available Positions:
Graphic Designer
Category: branding / graphic + signage / typography / web / interior / architecture

Required Skills:
Conversational level English & Japanese

Experience:
Visual Design:
Hands-on experience in graphic/web design and motion graphics.
Brand Communication:
Hands-on experience in branding, communication, marketing and advertisement.

Type of Employment
Full-time or Contract

Location:
artless Inc.
(head office / nakameguro tokyo)
nakame gallery street J3 (nakameguro koukashita 86)
2-45-12 kami-meguro
meguro-ku tokyo 153-0051 japan
https://goo.gl/maps/ED2JKaYfX822

branding & identity

brand visuals for MIST Hotel and Pullman Kaifeng

June 01, 2018

MIST Hotel and Pullman Kaifeng
creative direction & photo direction

credit :
art direction: shun kawakami + koyuki inagaki, artless Inc.
photography: yoshihiro makino, W Inc.

Yoshihiro Makino
http://www.yoshimakino.us
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artless Inc. has carried out art direction for photoshooting promotional visuals at “MIST Hotel” and “Pullman Kaifeng” – luxury hotels owned by Central China Hotel Management, who has been earning reputations from their past projects in Henan Province.

Photographer Yoshihiro Makino and creative director Shun Kawakami have vividly captured the spatial atmosphere of the locations. Yoshihiro Makino is a photographer, based in Los Angeles whilst actively going across West and East coasts, whose primary expertise includes interior photography, landscape photography and documentary portraits.

“MIST Hotel” is a luxury resort hotel, for which artless Inc. carried out an integrated visual identity design that consists of: logo, wayfinding, amenity and website deisgn.

http://www.artless.co.jp/alog/branding-v-i/8841/

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中国・江南省を中心にホスピタリティ事業での実績を誇る「Central China Hotel Management Group」のラグジュアリーホテル「MIST Hotel」「Pullman Kaifeng」において、イメージビジュアル撮影のディレクションを行いました。

LAを拠点に西海岸と東海岸をバイコースタルに行き来しながらも、グローバルなフィールドでインテリアやランドスケープ、ドキュメントポートレイトの撮影を得意とするフォトグラファー Yoshihiro Makino 氏を迎え、弊社クリエイティブディレクター・川上シュンとのコラボレーションにより、空間に流れる空気感を切り取りました。

「MIST Hotel」はロゴ、サイン、アメニティデザイン、ウェブサイトデザインまで弊社がトータルデザインとブランディングを手がけたリゾートホテルです。

http://www.artless.co.jp/alog/branding-v-i/8841/

 

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artless Inc. | a global branding agency

May 03, 2018

artless Inc. is a global branding agency
conducting art & design, based in tokyo & kyoto.

founded by shun kawakami in 2001.

Our activities are in the creative communication and the language of design: Branding & design consulting, B.I. + V.I. (brand identity, logo, type face & signage), art direction for architecture and interiors, products and packaging, exhibitions and installations, websites and digital experiences, advertising and communications. We form a creative team in accordance with each new project. Our collective brings a new perspective to all projects from our global network.

Our philosophy is rooted in Japanese sense of beauty,
infused with contemporary creativity to make a difference.

“artless Inc.” は、 東京と京都を拠点にグローバルに活動するブランディング・エージェンシーです。アートやデザインを包括的に指揮し、「デザイン思考」と「ビジネス思考」の2つの視点を組み合わせたブランディングとデザインコンサルティングを行います。

企業やブランドのアイデンティティ・ロゴ・タイプフェイス等の B.I. 及び V.I. の構築から、建築、インテリア、サイン計画 や VMD 等の建築領域におけるアートディレクションとデザイン。グラフィック、フォト、ビデオ、プロダクト、パッケージ、エキシビションやインスタレーション、ウェブやデジタルサイネージ等のデジタルコミュニケーション、広告やキャンペーン等のコミュニケーションデザイン。すべてのデザイン領域におけるクリエイティブ・ディレクションを試みています。

独自のグローバルネットワークを築き、このグローバル・コレクティブ(artless collective™) では、アート/デザイン/クラフト(伝統工芸)/映像等のプロデューサーやディレクター。建築/インテリア/プロダクト等のデザイナーやパートナー企業。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、音楽家/コンポーザー、画家、書家、華道家/フラワーアーティスト、料理家/フードディレクター、ソムリエ、バリスタ、コンシェルジュやビジネスコンサルタントまでの多様なジャンルの専門家やアーティストがリストアップされ、各プロジェクトのニーズに応じた最適なチームを提案しプロジェクトを進行しています。

グローバルな視点で常に活動し、カンファレンスやフェスティバル、エキシビションの参加や企画/主催、アートワークの制作/出品やアーティストキュレーション等といったアート領域の活動も精力的に行っています。

そのアートとデザインの領域を行き来する横断的活動は、NY ADC : Young Guns 6、D&AD、NY TDC、The One Show、DFAA、Red dot Award、iF design award、Webby Award、Tokyo TDC、JAGDA、グッドデザイン賞、カンヌ国際広告祭/金賞 に至る国内外のアワードを受賞し、国際的評価を頂いています。

“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、哲学や理念といった目に見えない概念を表現する「ヴィジュアル・コミュニケーション」の姿勢を軸に活動しています。

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

corporate information

artless Inc.
株式会社 artless

founder and ceo
Shun Kawakami

stock information
10,000,000 JPY

staff
15 + α

year of establishment
2001

office
東京  tokyo
nakame gallery street J2+J3
(Nakameguro koukashita/85+86)
2-45-12 kami-meguro
meguro-ku
tokyo 153-0051 japan
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京都  kyoto

gojo place, ebisucho, 
shimogyo-ku,
kyoto 600-8302 japan

service

branding
& design consulting

analysis / strategy / marketing

brand identity / logo / typography / signage
graphic / web / interactive / apps
photo / film / motion graphic / video

architecture / interior / product
installation / exhibition / artist curation

etc.

 

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team of artless Inc.

May 02, 2018

Team of artless Inc.
2018


founder / ceo :
branding / direction / curation / art & design
Shun Kawakami (JP/EN)
www.shunkawakami.jp
facebook / twitter / pinterest / instagram / wikipedia


project management
Satoko Tanaka (JP/EN)
Asami Kinoshita (JP/EN)


art direction & design
Nao Nozawa (JP/EN)
Kazuki Kaneko (JP/EN)
Koyuki Inagaki (EN/JP)

architectural design
Ken Aoki (JP/EN)

assistant design
Shinsaku Iwatachi (EN/JP)
Sou Qiwen (CH/EN/JP)
Ryo Akao (JP)
Kanako Ueno (JP)
Ayako Shien (JP)

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

video & photography
Alexander Mitchell (EN/FR/JP)
Yuu Kawakami (JP)

food director
Miho Kawakami (JP)

barista for artless craft tea & coffee
Kazu Watanabe (JP)
Yuichi Onouchi (JP/EN)

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PR & management

W tokyo www.tokyo.co.jp
PR & creator management company

Designart Tokyo www.designart.jp
New design & art festival in Tokyo, Japan, established in 2017.


global partners 

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.

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

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internship designers 

Jeerapak Nitipon  (EN/JP) – Bankok Thailand
Amaya Hagelaar  (DU/EN/JP) – Netherlands
Alice Tosey  (EN/JP) – London UK
Stefano Cometta  (GE/EN/IT/SP/FR) – Swiss
Aoi Fujikawa 
(JP/EN) – New York USA
Karolina Pöll (SP/EN/GE) – Mexico
Miikka Toiviainen  (EN/FIN/JP) – Finland
Leonie Aiko (GE/EN/JP) – Germany

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