Open Reel Ensemble : CD Jacket

July 22, 2012

Open Reel Ensemble : CD Jacket
produced by Open Reel Ensemble

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art direction and design : shun kawakami (artless)
director : ryouichi kiyomiya (vinylsoyuz)
management : yoji takaishi (Sony Music Artists)
sales and promotion : COMMMONS

Produced by
Open Reel Ensemble

ei wada (reel, concept)
kimitoshi sato (reel, dj)
takumi namba (reel, violin)
haruka yoshida (reel, percussion)
masaru yoshida (bass)

photography by yuu kawakami(artless)


THE COMMON at GYRE Omotesando / view

June 22, 2012

exhibition of graphic and photography:
‘2012 4/28(sat) – 5/12(sat)

total design (logo, sign design, poster, exhibition layout) by artless Inc.
art direction & design: shun kawakami (artless)

curator: arata sasaki (hitspaper)
producer: leo sato (etude llp)
exhibition preparation: TRNK™

hideki owa (tha ltd.)
shun kawakami (artless)

kenshu shintsubo
mayumi hosokura
namiko kitaura
shingo wakagi

edp graphic works



photography by yuu kawakami(artless)


MIZUNO / I BELIEVE : special website

June 22, 2012

MIZUNO / I BELIEVE : special website

credits :
art direction & design : artless Inc.
art direction : shun kawakami (artless)
design : ryo sugi (artless tokyo), hikaru mugita (artless tokyo)
html development (PC, iPad, iPhone) : junichi okamoto (artless tokyo)

client : mizuno


TEDxTokyo yz – Shun Kawakami “Design With the Unconscious”

June 21, 2012




Shun Kawakami
Born 1977 in Tokyo. Establishes his own design firm, artless Inc., in 1999. His vision, unconstrained by genres and categories, is embodied through a broad range of activities, from graphic design, art direction, and branding to interactive art, video, installation, and space design. As an artist, participates in various exhibitions and projects in Japan and aboard, curates exhibitions, and contributes art to various media outlets. Receives numerous awards, including NYADC Award, One Show, Good Design Award, and Tokyo Interactive Ad Award.

Working for clients, designer Shun works on a lot of personal art projects employing traditional Japanese culture/style but from a non-Japanese standpoint. Since his art doesn’t have concepts or strong messages, he lets viewers to determine what they are. He sees art as a platform to refine and enrich himself, which he believes is the most crucial thing upon his creation.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

installation & interior

Social Apartment Wako : total design

June 18, 2012

Social Apartment Wako :
total design direction by artless Inc.

concept design, interior coordinate & brand design
(logo & typeface, sign design, AD, PR/Event Planing…)

creative & art direction : shun kawakami (artless)
design : taichiro takeo (artless tokyo)
interior design : dewt work studio
client : Global Agents Co., Ltd.

logo (entrance sign) :

second logo (lounge entrance sign) :

signs :

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