This book introduces the approach to sign design in architectural spaces from multiple perspectives, citing 19 cases, by an author who has worked on numerous sign design projects over the years.
The final section includes various struggles during the author’s training period, the reasons behind focusing on sign design, and behind-the-scenes stories from projects handled so far. It serves as a powerful message of encouragement for those aspiring to become sign designers.
Main featured projects: Shin-Yamaguchi Station North Exit Plaza Line 0 and North-South Free Passage, Nagano Prefectural Museum of Art, “Switch” Alps Alpine Sendai Development Center (Furukawa), “ADDRESS” Mukogawa Women’s University Faculty of Business Administration Building (Koei Memorial Hall), “ORIGAMI” Vanke Forest Resort, Terrace Numata, etc.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Urban and Work Spaces
Shin-Yamaguchi Station North Exit Plaza Line 0 and North-South Free Passage
Yokohama City Hall
Meguro Central Square
Path to the Library
“Switch” Alps Alpine Sendai Development Center (Furukawa)
Chapter 2: Spaces for Viewing and Learning
Kyoto National Museum Heisei Chishinkan & South Gate
Nagano Prefectural Museum of Art
MOA Museum of Art Sign Renovation Plan
UR Urban and Living Museum
Chapter 3: Spaces for Learning
Oita Prefectural College of Arts and Culture
Yokohama College of Commerce 50th Anniversary Memorial Hall
“ADDRESS” Mukogawa Women’s University Faculty of Business Administration Building (Koei Memorial Hall)
“City-like International Student Dormitory” Kanagawa University Kuritaya Academia
Tone Numata Techno Academy
Chapter 4: Spaces for Enjoying Leisure
“ORIGAMI” Vanke Forest Resort
Michi-no-Eki Kawaba Denen Plaza Sign Renovation Plan
- Release Date:
- December, 2023
- Japanese & English
Representative Director and Creative Director at KMD Inc. Born in Tokyo, graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts and completed postgraduate studies there. After working at Hiroshi Awatsuji Design Room and Plants Associates, founded KMD Inc. in 2002. Specializes in sign planning for architectural spaces, spatial graphic planning, and color planning. Recipient of numerous awards including the Grand Prize of the Japan Sign Design Award (SDA Award), the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award, the same Gold Prize, the Red Dot Design Award, the IIID Award, and the Good Design Award.