Arts Council Tokyo is delighted to introduce its new logo. It was selected via a design competition held at the end of 2012. The new logo was designed by Mr. Kaoru Kasai with the concept of an “exuberant mind.”
Art makes people’s minds abound with vitality. The logo represents a peaceful mountain, a spacious road, a tip of paint brush, or whatever one’s imagination suggests!
Born in Hokkaido in 1949, Mr. Kasai worked at Bunka Printing Co. and Ootani Design Labortory Co., before joining Sun-Ad Co., Ltd. in 1973. His best-known works are his series of advertisements for Suntory Oolong Tea (1983- ), United Arrows (1997- ), and CI planning for Toraya (2003- ). His activities range from CI and signage for Suntory, the Suntory Museum of Art and the Toranomon Towers, to advertisements for cinema and theater as well as designs for photo collections etc.
- Tokyo ADC Grand Prix, Mainichi Design Award, Asahi Advertising Award, Kodansha Syuppan-Bunka Award, and Japan Advertising Fumio Yamana Award, etc.
- 1984 "Kaoru Kasai and SONY" (Design Gallery 1953, Ginza Matsuya),1992 "Kasai Kaoru Exhibition, AERO" (Ginza Graphic Gallery) 2007 "KASAI Kaoru 1968" (Creation Gallery G8, Guardian Garden)
- "Kaoru Kasai's Work and the Surroundings" (Rikuyosha) "World Graphic Design 35, Kaoru Kasai" (DNP Art Communications, "KASAI Kaoru 1968" (Art Design Publishing)
Manual(Only Japanese version available)