Kazumasa Nagai is appointed as supervisor in January. The ddd gallery's logo mark is renewed in March.
President George W. Bush is re-elected. In Iraq, post-war occupation rule ends, but chaos continues. The Athens Olympics are held. An earthquake measuring 7 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale occurs in the Chuetsu region of Niigata Prefecture.
Graphic Design's Events
Exhibitions such as "HAPTIC," a Takeo Paper Show organized by Kenya Hara, and Taku Satoh's "Plasticity" are held. Graphic designers show strong interest in participating in cross-disciplinary expression. Kazunari Hattori receives the 6th Yusaku Kamekura Design Award.
JAGDA New Designer Award
Ryusuke Tanaka（b.1969） Daisaku Nojiri（b.1975） Chie Morimoto（b.1976）
ADC Grand Prix
Television Commercial NESTLÉ JAPAN LTD.
TDC Grand Prix
M/M(Paris) ICONES, INDICES, SYMBOLES
The social networking service mixi is launched. The “Zenryaku Purofile” website creation service is launched. Blogs become a popular communication tool. "Densha Otoko" (Train Man), a romance novel, is spawned from 2channel.
The TV drama "Winter Sonata" triggers a Korean pop culture boom. Nintendo releases Nintendo DS, and brain training software and practical software such as dictionaries and cooking software become very popular. Anime TV shows "BLEACH" and "Futari wa Pretty Cure" begin airing on terrestrial television.
Japanese Buzzword Award
Cho kimochi ii (It feels so good) (Kosuke Kitajima, swimmer )
Word of the Year
chav（Oxford） red, blue, and purple states（ADS）
Aquos (television), Stoppa anti-diarrheal agent (medicine), Iyemon (beverage)
Japanese music ORANGE RANGE: “Hana" (Flower) Ai Otsuka: “Sakuranbo" (Cherry) Ayaka Hirahara: “Jupiter" Kishidan: "One Night Carnival"
OutKast: "Hey Ya!" Jet: "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" Alicia Keys: "If I Ain't Got You" Maroon 5: "She Will Be Loved"
Exhibitions in 2004
Balarinji Exhibition: Ancient Culture - Contemporary Design
Posters from the Czech Republic Exhibition: Collection 1960-2003 of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague
Barnbrook Design Exhibition: Friendly Fire
2004 Tokyo Art Directors Club Exhibition
Pierre Mendell Exhibition
The Tokyo Type Directors Club 2004 Exhibition
The Magazine Design Sturio CAP Exhibition
Danish Posters Exhibition: Over the Past 10 Years, Selected by Danish Design Centre
Kazumasa Nagai Poster Exhibition
Takayuki Soeda Exhibition: Advertising Returns!?