空山 基 そらやま はじめ SORAYAMA Hajime
February 22, 1947
Graduated from Chubi Central Art School om 1969 and joined the production department of Asatsu Inc. He became independent in 1972 and in 1984 was responsible for developing a worldwide campaign image for Fiat, Italy. In 1995 he designed a sexy robot character for the HBO cable TV series "T&A 2000." He won the Vargas Award in the USA in 1996 and in 1999 the Good Design Award's Grand Prix for his Sony AIBO robot dong, as well as the Grand Prix from the Media Arts Festival. The first AIBO design was included in the permanent collections of both the Smithsonian Institution and the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2001. In the same year, he was awarded the Asahi Shimbun Prize for Invention and Innovation. He has held Los Angeles. The many published collections of his works include "Sexy Robot," "Pinup," "HYPER ILLUSTRATION 1.2," "THE GYNOIDS."
Source: "2003 GRAPHIC DESIGN ANNAUAL DNP ginza graphic gallery・ddd gallery"
Activities at ddd
Approximately 60 years old (2007)
Participated in EXHIBITIONS: Graphic Messages from ggg & ddd 1986-2006 as Featured Designer.
Approximately 56 years old (2003)
Participated in Hajime Soryamara Exhibition as Featured Designer, Poster Designer, and Gallery Talk Participants.
Approximately 47 years old (1994)
Participated in 13 Pop-up Greetings as Featured Designer.