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NAGAI Kazumasa

1929–

Profile
  • Name

    永井 一正 ながい かずまさ NAGAI Kazumasa

  • Job Title

    Graphic Designer

  • Birth

    April 20, 1929

  • Area

    Tokyo

  • Profile

    Born in Osaka, he left the sculpture department of the Tokyo National University of Fine Art and Music in 1951 and helped establish the Nippon Design Center in 1960. His many awards include the Japan Advertising Artists Club Award, the Tokyo ADC Members Grand Prize and the Mainichi Art Award. He received the 1989 Purple Ribbon Medal and has had one man shows at the Toyama Museum of Modern Art, the Poster Annex of the Warsaw Museum of Modern Art and the Ikeda Museum of 20th Century Art. His works are in the collections of the New York Museum of Modern Art and the Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art. He is currently a representative director of the Nippon Design Center and a chairman of JAGDA, and a member of AGI and Tokyo ADC. Books: "World of Kazumasa Nagai" and "Kazumasa Nagai Design Life."

    Source: "ginza graphic gallery 1994"

    Born in Osaka. Left the sculpture department, the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 1951. In 1960, participated in the founding of the Nippon Design Center. Major awards include the Warsaw International Poster Biennale Gold Prize, the Japan Advertising Artists Club (JAAC) Members Award, the Yusaku Kamekura Award, Grand Prizes at exhibitions in Bruno. Held solo exhibitions at 45 places including the Museum of Modern Art, Toyama, the Himeji City of Museum of Art, Zachera Art Gallery of the Warsaw Modern Museum, and Ikeda Museum 20th Century Art from 1967. He has been ggg and ddd's advisor since 2004. Currently serving as Nippon Design Center's Executive Vice President. He is a director of JAGDA, a member of AGI and Tokyo ADC.

    Source: "2004 GRAPHIC DESIGN ANNUAL DNP ginza graphic gallery ・ddd gallery"

    Born in Osaka, Mr Nagai attended Tokyo National University of Fine Arts an Music until withdrawing in 1951. In 1960 he participated in the founding of Nippon Design Center, where he currently serves as Senior Executive Advisor. He has created numerous symbols through the years, including for the 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympics, Expo'75 in Okinawa and Asahi Breweries. He has also designed a broad range of posters for corporate advertising, musical performances, exhibitions, etc., and overseas. Mr. Nagai is a member of Tokyo ADC and AGI.

    Source: "Graphic Art & Design Annual 12-13"

Activities at ddd

Approximately 87 years old (2016)
Participated in 21st Century Rimpa Posters : Competitive Works by 10 Graphic Designers as Featured Designer, Poster Designer, and Supervision.

Approximately 86 years old (2015)
Participated in 20th Century Rimpa: Ikko Tanaka as Supervision, and Lecture 1 Participants.

Approximately 85 years old (2014)
Participated in DNP Graphic Design Archives Collection Ⅵ THE NIPPON POSTERS as Featured Designer, Poster Designer, and Supervision.

Approximately 84 years old (2013)
Participated in DNP Graphic Design Archives Collection V: LIFE - Kazumasa Nagai Poster Exhibition as Featured Designer, Poster Designer, and Gallery Talk Participants.

Approximately 83 years old (2012)
Participated in THE POSTERS 1983-2012 ―The Prize‐Winning Works from The International Poster Triennial in Toyama― as Poster Designer, and Supervision.

Approximately 83 years old (2012)
Participated in DNP Graphic Design Archives Collection IV The 10th Memorial to Ikko Tanaka: Ikko Tanaka Posters 1980-2002 as Poster Designer, and Supervision.

Approximately 82 years old (2011)
Participated in 100 gggBooks 100 Graphic Designers as Featured Designer, Poster Designer, and Super Vision.

Approximately 82 years old (2011)
Participated in Shueitai 100 as Featured Designer, and Planning & Directon.

Approximately 81 years old (2010)
Participated in DNP Graphic Design Archives Collection II: Ikko Tanaka Posters 1953-1979 as Poster Designer, Planning & Direction, and Gallery Talk Speaker.

Approximately 80 years old (2009)
Participated in Brilliant Rivalry: Works by Outstanding Designers in the DNP Archives of Graphic Design as Featured Designer, Poster Designer, and Planning & Supervision.

Approximately 78 years old (2007)
Participated in EXHIBITIONS: Graphic Messages from ggg & ddd 1986-2006 as Featured Designer, and Poster Designer.

Approximately 75 years old (2004)
Participated in Kazumasa Nagai Poster Exhibition as Featured Designer, Poster Designer, and Gallery Talk Participants.

Approximately 65 years old (1994)
Participated in Kazumasa Nagai Exhibition as Featured Designer, and Poster Designer.

Approximately 65 years old (1994)
Participated in 13 Pop-up Greetings as Featured Designer.

Approximately 64 years old (1993)
Participated in Imagination of Letters as Featured Designer.

Approximately 64 years old (1993)
Participated in Furoshiki Exhibition as Featured Designer.