by: Masayoshi Nakajo
Nakajo, a 650-page hardcover collection of work by Masayoshi Nakajo / ISBN 9784903348513 / published by ADP, text in Japanese and English / 7.87 x 10.6 inches in slipcase
Japanese designer Masayoshi Nakajo’s genius is unparalleled. His illustrations and graphic works for advertisements, products, watch faces, posters, and the House of Shiseido are currently exhibited. This accompanying book is packed with a colorful visual timeline of his career, from the 1960s when he founded his own design office in Ginza, to the 21st century, when his crisp designs and iconic patterns still park the imagination and please the consumer. Its 600 pages attest to Nakajo’s unceasing ability to create youthful avant-garde symbols and packaging for five decades, with designs and patterns that always seem to be dancing.