Date: 12.5.2017
New Single "Prism" by Androp
Released on 10th May, 2017

I was commissioned to create artwork for a Japanese rock band called "Androp".
Graphical elements represent a visualization of a "Prism", which is the title of their new single.
The first limited edition package(CD+DVD) with plastic cover, overlaying a patterned disk surface,
recreates the actual nature of a prism with reflecting light and combination of colour and shape.
The Artist photos also follow this theme by combining several mirrors to capture natural light and
reflect the landscape into the image, which creates expressions similar to the graphical elements.
Please have a look when you have a chance.


Art Director
by StudioKanna
Photographer by momokojapan

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Date: 20.10.2016
Selected by "Asia-Pacific Design No. 12"

New issue of "Asia-Pacific Design No. 12" is published now and please have a look.
最新号のAsia-Pacific Design No. 12で作品が掲載されています。是非チェックしてみてください。

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Date: 26.3.2016

JP Tower Nagoya Open

The "JP Tower Nagoya" building located next to Nagoya Station was completed in November 2015,
and is now open for office tenants. Commercial facility "Kitte Nagoya" is also scheduled to be open
by June this year. The entire opening will be completed in 2017.
Office support floor "Season" on the 13th floor consists of shared spaces for office tenants,
with facilities capable of fulfilling an office worker's needs, including Rental conference room,
Kitchen, Lounge, Cafe, Mini-Convenience Store etc.
StudioKanna was responsible for designing Lounge space, Kitchen area etc. The concept for this floor was
"Oasis on a tree”, which means including nature-inspired elements in the needs of a modern office space.
In particular, for designing the graphic of the ceiling in the lounge space, the main idea was to work with
different line thicknesses creating random geometrical gradations which, combining with lighting coming
from behind the graphic pattern, give the impression of sunshine filtering through foliage.
When you have a chance to visit 13th floor, please have a look.
*JP=Japan Post
13階に位置する「オフィスサポートフロア Season」は、オフィステナント用の共用フロアで、貸会議室、
それを光と組み合わせることで、 木漏れ日の下にいるかのような印象を与えています。

*Image ©Nacasa&Partners

Geometric Patterns for Office Decor by StudioKanna

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Date: 8.9.2015

Jutaku: Japanese Houses
Pre-order now. This title will be shipped from 12 October 2015.

Frenetic. Pulsating. Disorienting. Japan’s contemporary culture is constantly in flux,
with a host of new architectural practices ushering in an era of continuous experimentation.
Featuring more than 400 houses - one per page, one image per house - Jutaku: Japanese Houses
is a fast-paced, shock to the system that shines a Harajuku–bright neon light on the sheer volume,
variety and novelty of contemporary Japanese residential architecture.
Featuring the work of many of Japan’s most famous architects including Shigeru Ban, Sou Fujimoto,
Toyo Ito, Kengo Kuma, Jun Igarishi, Shuhei Endo and dozens of up and coming or as yet unknown
young architects, Jutaku is organized geographically, speeding readers on a bullet train journey
across Japan’s architectural landscape.

Format: Hardback
Size: 184 x 124 mm, 7 1/4 x 4 7/8 in
Page: 512 pp
Illustrations: 500 colour illustrations
ISBN: 9780714869629
Publisher: Phaidon

Book Design by StudioKanna

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Date: 1.9.2014

CITIx60 City Guides / Tokyo
60 local creatives bring you the best of the city


A unique collaboration with local creatives from selected cities,
each CITIx60 guide points you to 60 hangouts loved by 60 stars of the cities’ creative scene,
covering architecture, art spaces, shops and markets, eating and entertainment.
All featured artists and designers are at the cutting edge of what’s on and when,
and known for their accomplishments in fields across advertising, architecture and graphics,
fashion, industry and food, music and publishing.

Size: 165×115mm
Page: 132Pages (107pages in color)
Binding: softcover
ISBN: 978-988-12227-6-3
Publisher: viction:ary

StudioKanna is contributing to this Tokyo edition.

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*Tokyo edition can be also purchase from PIE International.

Date: 13.8.2014

Short Questionnaire月刊「ブレーン」9月号

石原 和/武重浩介/岩本文彦/新沢嵩幸/カンナアキコ/真木大輔

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Date: 20.2.2014

New Book – Pattern Graphics "インパクトを生む!パターングラフィックス"


This book features colletion of an inspiring pattern graphics.
Please take a look at bookstore when you have a chance.

Size: 280×215mm
Page: 272(full color)
Binding: softcover
ISBN: 978-4-7562-4400-0 C3070
Publisher: PIE International

Book Design by StudioKanna

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Date: 18.12.2013

Saga official tourism advertising panel in Saga Airport.

Saga airport celebrated the opening of new international terminal building on 18 December.
For this exciting event, I was commissioned to design Saga's official tourism advertisement to create a welcoming atmosphere.
This large size advertising panel is now installed in both domestic and international area in readily visible places.
Graphical motifs used for this visual are all related to Saga's traditional pattern.
When you have a chance to use Saga airport, please have a look.

Design by StudioKanna

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Date: 3.7.2013

Interviewed by INSPIRE Issue 44.

New issue of INSPIRE is featuring me now so please have look.

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Read Article: English / Japanese

Date: 18.3.2013

Flexa – Relaxing Stretch
The shop is now open in Kagurazaka, Tokyo.

Please try this new sensational experience of stretching at newly opened Flexa.

Shop Branding by StudioKanna

Date: 20.11.2012

2 New Books – "100 Ideas" series out now.
"100 Ideas that Changed Architecture", "100 Ideas that Changed Fashion"


This is inspiring series book collecting 100 most influential ideas that have shaped the world of art
sorting by each field.

Book Design by StudioKanna

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Date: 30.7.2012

ACTUS Aoyama Open

ACTUS landed again in Aoyama for opening new shop.
Products to enrich our everyday life has been selected with the concept of "(Villa) urban residence."
The shop surrounded by many green and hope will become the healing spot for people who live in urban areas.
StudioKanna was responsible for designing entrance wall along the theme.

Exterior Pattern Design by StudioKanna

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Date: 24.2.2012


The official promotional video of Saga Prefecture released now. With the concept of
"Avant-garde country side", the top creators raised in Saga express the attractions and
potential of Saga. StudioKanna is also responsible for printed material.

Project Team:
Creative Director / Tadanari Kuranari(Dentsu)
Music / Shutoku Mukai(Zazen Boys)
Motion Graphics / Junji Kojima(teevee graphics)
Photography / Tomofumi Yamada
Producer / Yoshihiro Matsuguma(paddle)
Art Directior / StudioKanna

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Date: 9.1.2012

Interviewed by Tokyo Designplex Institute.

Newly opened design school "Tokyo Designplex Institute" is featuring me on their website,
and school brochure.

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Date: 1.12.2011

LabACT vol.2
Eye-Tracking Informatics~視線のモルフォロジー

視線を通じて世界と繋がる。― 視線入力技術

Masterworks of media art reincarnated through joint development at YCAM
The visualized line of sight stimulates interactive communication with the virtual world.
メディアアートの傑作がYCAM の共同開発で生まれ変わる。

Art Direction by StudioKanna

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Date: 1.10.2011

LabACT vol.1
We connect to the world through our eyes- Eye-Tracking study "The EyeWriter"

視線を通じて世界と繋がる。― 視線入力技術

Drawing with the eyes. YCAM launches an exhibition project showcasing and practically
applying The EyeWriter, a device for drawing by using just the eyes.
視線で絵を描く。視線による描画装置「The EyeWriter」を体験できる展覧会プロジェクトの全容を紹介し、

Art Direction by StudioKanna

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Date: 28.9.2011

"トイデジのアイデア" on sale

New book has been released for anyone who wants enjoy photography.
Its very light and wrapped in plastic cover so carry around with you always.

Book Design by StudioKanna

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Date: 22.8.2011

1-2-3 // A DAY FOR JAPAN

20th August, 2011

StudioKanna joined charity event "1-2-3" in London.

Artist lineup:
Åh Studio, All Cats are Grey, Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad, Bob Foundation, Damien Poulain, Cony,
Hudson Powell, Kee Yip, Lydia Whitmore, Maria Joudina, Nachtisch, Natsko Seki, Noriteru Minezaki,
Postics, Sasha Tugolukova, StudioKanna, Sunday Vision, Swash, Tomohiro Muramatsu, Yuko Kondo

1-2-3 is a fundraising event devoted to supporting the people in the immediate and
long-term aftermath of the quake and tsunami occurred off the coast of Japan on 11th March 2011.
The profits from this event are donated to the Japan Society Tohoku Earthquake Relief Fund
to help people in the affected areas.
東日本大震災の被災者のための義援金を募るためのイベントです。 このイベントのすべての収益は
ジャパンソサエティのTohoku Earthquake Relief Fundへ寄付されます。

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Date: 29.6.2011

Package design for DREAMS COME TRUE

Release on 29th June, 2011

I was commisioned to design the package for Japanese pop band called "Dreams Come True".
The package containing 2 different contents and i needed to unify these two together.
Simply, i picked up colour relate to the contens (Pocari Sweat's blue and colour of Love) and
used as a key colour throughout.

Package Design by StudioKanna

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Date: 24.3.2011

Send Love to Japan

Send Love

Send Love to Japan

Date: 1.12.2010

Interviewed by SLANTED 12
"Women, Typography, Graphic Design"

New issue of SLANTED is featuring me now so please have look.

Featured Artists: Ariane Spanier (Berlin), Julia Born (Amsterdam) and Verena Gerlach (Berlin),
the photographic essays “Brides of Krishna” by Kalpesh Lathigra (dmbmedia / London) and
“Female Marines” from the archives of the U.S. Marine Corps as well as contemporary typefaces,
illustrations and graphic projects by female designers. Type essays by Laure Boer (Berlin) and
Gerda Breuer/Julia Meer (Wuppertal) are dealing with the role of women in graphic design and
typography and outline a corresponding history. Numerous interviews with Verena Gerlach (Berlin),
Ariane Spanier (Berlin, Nadine Chahine (Bad Homburg), Veronika Burian (Prag),
Laura Worthington (Washington), Kapitza (London), Geneviève Gauckler (Paris), Esen Karol (Istanbul),
Akiko Kanna (Tokyo) and Susanne Baer (Tokyo) as well as the second part of the Tokyo
report by Ian Lynam (Tokyo), a musical travelogue and a paper report round up stuff to read.

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Date: 29.11.2010

"TOKYO BY TOKYO" iPhone App on sale
A Guidebook Created Entirely By Savvy Tokyoites
"TOKYO BY TOKYO"がiPhone アプリになりました。

Main Features
- Covers 206 spots in Tokyo selected by 67 creators from the city.
- Information on spots mentioned including address, phone number, website URL,
and recommendations for nearby spots
- Photos for 35 highlight spots
- Information about contributing creators, including their profile photo, text and website URL
- Bilingual English/Japanese (conforms to the default setting on your iPhone)
- Map navigation covering the whole city with bilingual place-names (internet connection required)
- Bookmark function for marking favorite spots (distance from current location is displayed)
- Area directory index

Interface Design by StudioKanna

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Date: 26.10.2010

Interviewed by Process Journal Edition Three

New issue of Process Journual is featuring me now so please have look.
最新号のProcess Journalでインタビューされています。

Featured Artists: 2br, Bibliotheque, Fabio Ongarato Design, Studio Newwork, Andrew Zuckerman,
MadeThought, Klim Type Foundry, StudioKanna, North, Stockholm Design Lab, Büro North,
Felix Lobelius and Studio Makgill. As well as design responses from Tom Crabtree (Manual) and
Warren Taylor (The Narrows).

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Date: 23.6.2010

"docomo PRIME series P-04B" Contents / "drip drip drip"

I was commisioned to design the contents for new docomo mobile phone. The style is called
"drip drip drip" and blob of colours and patterns drip from top to bottom. I used mix of pop colours
which related to P-04B series mobile phone and these colours change every 4-5 hours and
syncronize to actual time. Each menu icons also does little drip animation when you selected.
NTTドコモのパナソニック製携帯電話機「docomo STYLE series P-04B」のコンテンツ制作を担当させてもらいました。

Interface Design by StudioKanna

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Date: 20.5.2010

Dunlop Enasave Car / "Harmony with Nature"

Dunlop's Eco project called "Team Enasave"(Energy Save + Nature Save) which was formed
in order to achieve a prosperous future of our planet. I was commisioned to design the car(Enasave car)
for promote their activity. I hope this car gives you the opportunity to understand about this project
and help spread a positive message across Japan.
ダンロップは、豊かな未来を実現するために「チーム・エナセーブ」(省エネルギー、省資源 +自然の保護 )を

Art Direction by StudioKanna

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Date: 23.6.2010

Happy New Year 2010 / "Shape of 2010"

These shapes and numbers are saying "2010" in 4 together. I collected these from my computer
and will carry on searching more shapes as my yearly project.













Date: 20.5.2010

Studio Warming Party

Thank you so much for joining our "Studio Warming Party".
It was really appreciated the opportunity to have a great time with you all.

引っ越しパーティーに参加してくださった方、 本当にありがとうございました。

Date: 20.5.2010

Interviewed by MDN Design Intractive

MDN Design Intractive(total information site for website design and graphic) is featuring me now
so please have look.

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Date: 20.5.2010

"TOKYO BY TOKYO" on sale

Catering to guests from Japan as well as overseas, Hotel CLASKA is pleased to present
this Tokyo guidebook created entirely by savvy Tokyoites, with hot tips for both tourists and
locals. All recommendations offer a unique local perspective to help you navigate smoothly
through the hidden delights of the metropolis.
東京による東京案内: 国内、海外から幅広くホテルゲストを迎えるCLASKAが東京のガイドブックを作りました。
東京のことは、東京の人に聞く、人と場所のネットワークを通じて浮かび上がる、人それぞれの東京の風景の 中を、

Book Design by StudioKanna

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Date: 3.3.2009

Interviewed by Flair Magazine

Italian Fahion magazine featured about "How Very Tokyo" Show.

イタリアのファッション雑誌がHOW VERY TOKYO展を紹介しています。

Date: 6.1.2009

Happy New Year 2009

Wish you all a very happy new year and have a great future ahead.


Date: 31.10.2008

How Very Tokyo:
British Graphic Designers Interpret Tokyo in Posters

The fourteen selected designers have collectively made England a more visually exciting place,
and I hope that through this exhibition their energy and passion will similarly infect and inspire the
Tokyo art and design scene.

05.12.08 fri - 28.12.08 sun
11:00 – 19:00
1-3-18 Chuo-cho, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-0001

Artist lineup:
Adam Hayes, Alexandre Bettler, Bibliotheque, Browns,
Daniel Eatock, Europa, Graphic Thought Facility, James Goggin,
North, OK-RM, Sanderson Bob, Spin, Value and Service

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Exhibition Directed by StudioKanna
Organized by Open Library / CLASKA
Sponsor by Yamada Photo Process Inc.
Supported by TRI PINE TRADING Corporation,
SAKATA INKS Corporation

Date: 9.1.2008

Happy New Year 2008.

The best wishes for the new year to you all and hope will bring you lots of
happiness and smiles.


Date: 16.5.2007

Interviewed by Pingmag

The Tokyo-based magazine about “Design and Making Things” called Pingmag is
featuring me now so please have look.

東京発 「デザイン&ものづくり」 マガジンのPingmagで特集されてます。

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Date: 1.1.2007

Happy New Year 2007

I wish you all the very best in Happiness.


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