|In January 2005, Shinnoske Sugisaki, a graphic designer
from Osaka, Japan will hold an exhibition entitled Anonyma which he takes
on his original design systems as a brand.
Anonyma, taken from the word “anonymous”, carries a meaning of a new sense of design, expressed simply beyond colors and feelings through the designer's unique character.
Anonyma comprises a series of graphic work expressed by the principles of simple structures.
This exhibition is an initiation of introducing Anonyma as a brand in space and product design systems through future collaboration with designers from other disciplines.
Graphic designer, born in Nara, Japan in 1953.
Graduated from the Design Department of Osaka University of Art in 1974.
Established Shinnoske Inc. in 1986 and is since the creative director and president of Shinnoske Inc.
A registered member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI), the Japan Graphic Designers Association (JAGDA), the Tokyo Type Directors Club (TDC) and the Japan Typography Association (JTA).
Lectured at Seian University of Art and Design from 1989 to 1993 and Kyoto College of Art and Design in 2000.
Shinnoske has worked on a wide range of design projects both corporate and cultural, for clients in the private and public sectors. Continually exploring his work through typography and geometrical designs, has in recent years developed immense enthusiasm in the field of information design.
Recent commissions include clients such as Suntory, Morisawa Fonts, Osaka Contemporary Art Center and Panasonic. His experimental and private works have been presented in exhibitions both domestically and internationally, in cities such as Tokyo, Osaka, Beijing, Shanghai, New York and Sao Paulo.
Shinnoske has also been awarded prestigious design awards throughout his career from the New York Art Directors Club, the Toyama International Triennial of Poster Design, the Trnava Poster Triennial, the International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno and the Lahti Poster Biennial. His selected works have been showcased in the permanent collections of the Museum Fur Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg, the Regional Council Heritage Museum in Hong Kong, the Osaka Contemporary Art Center and the Suntory Museum in Osaka.
2004 Elementism x Elementism 2, Cafe Mode, Osaka
2002 Elementism, Ban Gallery, Osaka
1997 Pixelscape, Creation Gallery, Tokyo
1995 Invisible Shape, Ban Gallery, Osaka
2004 Osaka Six, Hong Kong Visual Art Center, Hong Kong
2001 Typography 2001, Typography Space MOTS, Tokyo
2000 China Beijing International Graphics Design Exhibition, China International
Trade Center, Beijing
2000 Shanghai Osaka Design 2000, Shanghai Book Mall, Shanghai
1995 Close-up of Japan, Museum de Arte de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil