By Yusaku Kamekura, Japan (1955)
Yusaku Kamekura studied at the Institute of New Architecture and Industrial Arts in Tokyo, specializing in basic composition theory. He was a founding member (1960) and later director of Nippon Design Centre. He was a chairman of the Japan Graphic Designers Association and an art director of Nippon magazine, which introduced the country’s culture to the world. He was a great adherent of the International Typographic Style.
The use of Japanese aesthetics, combined with geometric and linear forms and dramatic photography, enabled him to communicate effectively with an international audience
His posters for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics were honoured with the Grand Prize of the Ministry of Education.