I acted as a member of the Editorial Committee for the Asia Pacific Design Awards this year and the resulting book of award winners- Asia Pacific Design VI, published by Sandu Media in China.

I was asked to pick the graphic designers whose work I felt was the best in Japan for inclusion in the awards, and thus, here they are, officially, the best of the best in a country teeming with creativity:

Artless Inc.
Ohara Daijiro
Shin Akiyama
Yosuke Yamaguchi

Heartfelt congratulations to all the Award winners!

In a surprise move, the other Editorial Committee members also gave me an award, as well, so a big thank you to the other Committee members and to Sandu Media! It’s an honor.