• Name

    木村 勝 きむら かつ KIMURA Katsu

  • Job Title

    Graphic Designer, Art Director

  • Birth


  • Death

    September 24, 2015

  • Area


  • Profile

    Born in Utsunomiya, Katsu Kimura was inspired by the American packages brought by the Occupation forces after the War and established himself as a package designer in 1960. As a pioneer in the field of package design, his first solo exhibition in 1968 proposed a new concept of packaging. He uses lively, rhythmical designs to create his own unique world. Kimura's activities are not limited to Japan, and he counts the design of shopping bags for Bloomingdale's Department Store in New York among his projects. His numerous awards include the New York Top Packaging Award, the Tokyo Art Directors Club Award, and the Japan Package Design Award special Prize and Golden Prize. He is a member of the Tokyo Art Directors Club and the Japan Graphic Designers Association.

    Source: "2007 GRAPHIC DESIGN ANNUAL DNP ginza graphic gallery・ddd gallery"