about us (company Information)

artless Inc. | A branding and design consulting firm.

May 09, 2014


“artless” is a branding & design consulting firm,
established in 2001, by shun kawakami.

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

we are based in tokyo,
but always operating globally.

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company profile (PDF)
> www.artless.co.jp/PDF-Portfolio2014.pdf
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“artless Inc.” is a branding and design consulting firm that uses an art & design-based approach. established in 2001, by Shun Kawakami. we based in tokyo, but we are always operating globally.

our activities are in the visual communication and the language of design; art & design consulting, branding, corporate and visual identity, graphic, web, Apps, UI, film, video, motion graphics, installation, exhibition, signage and architecture.

we made up of a creative team in accordance with each project. Our collective brings a new perspective to all projects from our global network, includes creative director, art director, film director, graphic designer, interactive designer, programmer, architect, interior and product designer, photographer, stylist, hair and make up artist, musician, painter, calligrapher, flower designer and various artists.

we perceive design as a “visual language”, and work in the realm “between art & design”. a diverse challenge extends across different disciplines providing us with an experience that broadens our point of view.

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“artless”は、 東京を拠点にしながらも、グローバルに活動する「ブランド・デザイン・コンサルタンシー」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、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。

東京を拠点としていますが、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、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。

また、“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。

“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

president 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

design consulting
branding

art Ddirection
Advertising
curation
corporate identity / visual identity
exhibition design
graphic design
interactive / web design
packaging design
photo / film / motion graphic
U.I.

architecture / interior / signage
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
エキシビション・デザイン
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
撮影/映像/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

Members
of artless Inc. (’2014) :

founder, conductor of design :
Shun Kawakami (JP/EN)

designer :
Nao Nozawa – (JP/EN)
Kazuki Kaneko – (JP/EN)
Miikka Toiviainen – (EN/FIN/JP)
Karolina Pöll – (EN/SP/DE)

project manager :
Satoko Tanaka – (JP/EN)

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artless interactive™ | programmer : (www.artless-interactive.com)
Adrien Dufond – (FR/EN/JP)
Kunitaka Kawashimo – (JP/EN)

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artless collective™ : (www.artless-collective.com)
partner company and collaborators from our global network.

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award

January 01, 2014

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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)

Logo-gooddesign

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

Logo-DSA

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)

Logo-gooddesign

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

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*ED AWARDS / European Design Awards
“Bronze”

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

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2009

Logo-NYYG

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

Logo-NYYG

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

Logo-fwa

Logo-adobe

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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map & address

October 04, 2013

For new business enquiries please contact ” info@artless.co.jp “ or your nearest office, listed at the bottom of the page. We will contact you as soon as possible.

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Japan :

TOKYO (shibuya)
[headquarter]

Shibuya Property Tokyu Bldg. 13F,
1-32-12 Higashi, Shibuya-ku,Tokyo 150-0011 Japan

New Business Contact :
info@artless.co.jp
tel+fax: +81-3-6434-1345

News & Information on Facebook > https://www.facebook.com/artlesstokyo


representative:

Japan (kansai/west) :

KYOTO
Imura art gallery 3F, 31 Kawabata Higashi Marutamachi,
Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8395 Japan

New Business Contact :
Syoh Yoshida

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EU :

LONDON
G02, 24-28 Hatton wall,
London EC1N 8JH, United Kingdom

New Business Contact :
ADM ltd.

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PARIS
193 rue du fbg st
antoine 75011 Paris France
New Business Contact :
Dufond Adrien

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FIRENZE
via de bardi. 36
50125 Firenze fi Italia
New Business Contact :
Cailoghi s.r.l.

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HELSINKI
Iso Roobertinkatu 36-40 LH M5
00120 Helsinki, Finland
New Business Contact :
Musuta Ltd.

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US :

NEW YORK
2130 First Avenue #2403
New York NY 10029 USA
New Business Contact :
Shun Kawakami

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ASIA :

TAIPEI
11F, No.50-89,
Renai Rd. Sec. 4 Taipei 106, Taiwan
台北市仁愛路4段50-89號11F
New Business Contact :
JL Design

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client list

September 18, 2010

+81 Magazine
Adobe Japan
Audi Japan
Avex Trax
Barneys Japan
Beacon Comunication Inc.
Bolan Group Ltd. (Italia)
Bridgestone Corporation
Bulgari Japan
Cailoghi S.r.l (Italia)
Cartier
Chateau Pesquie (France)
Cosmo Communications Inc.
D.Brain Co.,Ltd.
DDB Japan
Dentsu Inc.
Designtide Tokyo
Docomo
Fast Retailing Co.,Ltd
Ford Japan
Four Seasons Hotels
FTC Skateboarding (SF/US)
Prime Minister of Japan Office
Graniph Co.,Ltd.
guiliano Fujiwara (Milano / Italia)
Herman Miller Inc.
Honda Motor Co.,Ltd
H.P.France
IdN magazine (Hong Kong)
ISETAN Co.,ltd.
ISSEY MIYAKE Inc.
JAGDA : Japan Graphic Designer Assosiation Inc.
JL Dersign (Taipei)
JVC Entertaiment Networks, Inc.
JWT Japan
Levi Strauss Japan K.K.
Mackintosh Japan
Mccann Erickson Japan Inc.
McCann Worldgroup Japan
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Microsoft
Mitsubishi Estate Co.,Ltd.
Musuta Ltd. (Helsinki / Finland)
New World Records
Nike Japan Corp.
Nikon Corporation
NTT Communications
Orange and Partners Co.,Ltd.
OPENERS
Restir
Sakakura Associates, Inc.
Shinkenchiku
Sony
Sony Music
Strasbrugo
Taro Horiuchi
Toto Ltd.
Toyota
Tycoon Graphics
Uniqlo
Urban Research
Vogue Japan
Volkswagen Japan
Wieden+Kennedy Tokyo
Waterford Wedgwood Japan
WOW Inc.
YCAM : Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media
Yamato Co.,Ltd.
Yagi Tsusho Ltd.
Yoshimori Inc.

etc…


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