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artless | global branding agency

October 12, 2015

“artless” is an independently owned global branding agency, based in Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan. Founded by Shun Kawakami in 2001. We are focusing on the art & design based advertising and branding projects, and we are operating in the global marketplace.

our activities are in the art, design, typography, digital applications, product, interior and architecture.


company profile (PDF)
> www.artless.co.jp/PDF-Portfolio2014.pdf

“artless” was founded by Shun Kawakami in 2001. Our activities are in the visual communication and the language of design: Branding & design consulting, logo & identity, graphic, web, user interface, video, motion graphics, product, installation, interior, sign design and architecture.

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, graphic designers, interactive designers, architects, interior designers, product designers, photographers, fashion stylists, hair and make up artists, musicians, composers, painters, calligraphers, flower designers, chef and food directors.

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 and Kyoto,
but always operate globally.

shun kawakami,
founder

“artless”は、 東京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。アートやデザインの視点からの「デザイン思考」と、アナリシス・ストラテジー・マーケティング等の「ビジネス思考」を組み合わせ、ブランディングやデザインコンサルティングを行います。活動領域は、多岐にわたり、企業やブランドのロゴ・アイデンティティ、広告・キャンペーン、グラフィック、ウェブ、タイポグラフィ、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、空間演出、サインデザイン、インテリア、そして、建築に至るまで、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、ヘアメイク、そして、音楽家、画家、書家、華道家、フラワーアーティスト、料理家、シェフ、ソムリエ、フードスタイリスト等の多様なアーティストまで、様々な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、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グループショーの参加、アートワークの制作、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。

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)

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

service

branding
& design consulting

analysis / strategy / marketing

architecture / interior / product / signage
installation art / exhibition / artist curation

art direction & design
advertising
corporate identity / brand logo / typography
graphic / web / interactive / U.I.
photo / film / motion graphic / video

ブランディング
デザイン・コンサルティング

リサーチ/ストラテジー/マーケティング

建築/インテリア/プロダクト/サイネージ
インスタレーションアート/エキシビション/アーティスト・キュレーション

アートディレクション&デザイン
コーポレート・アイデンティティ/ブランドロゴ/タイポグラフィ
広告/キャペーン
グラフィック/ウェブ/インタラクティブ/ユーザーインターフェース
映像/フォト/モーショングラフィック

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Team of artless Inc. (tokyo, japan)

October 12, 2015

"thinking something new and different." at artless studio, tokyo, japan (2015) from shun kawakami on Vimeo.

video by Alexander Mitchell
music/bgm by Jemapur


creative direction & art direction (founder)

image-shunShun Kawakami (JP/EN)
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
/ graphic and web

image-koyukiKoyuki Inagaki (EN/JP/Malay)
designer
/ graphic

interactive design & programming

image-adrienAdrien Dufond (FR/EN/JP)
artless interactive™ – www.artless-interactive.com
manmaru, Inc. – www.manmaru.fr

video direction & photography

Alexander Mitchell (EN/FR)
video director / photographer / artist
http://www.magiclanterns.tv/

project & design management

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

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PR & artist management
W tokyp
is FEMME + supersonic, creator and pr management company.


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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internship designers

Stefano Cometta (GE/EN/IT/SP/FR) – swiss
Aoi Fujikawa (JP/EN) – japanese
Alice Tosey (EN/IT) – british
Karolina Pöll (SP/EN/GE) – mexican
Miikka Toiviainen (EN/FIN/JP) – finn
Leonie Aiko (GE/EN) – german

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award

April 09, 2015


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 Satoyama Jujo – artwork
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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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.


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


EU :

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

New Business Contact :
ADM ltd.


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


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


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


US :

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


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

award

ONE SHOW DESIGN 2013 / Design Agency – World Ranking 17 !!

May 27, 2013

ONE SHOW DESIGN 2013 / Design Agency – World Ranking 17 !!

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