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31 Jul 2019
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Tokyo 2020

Tokyo 2020 selects internationally renowned artists to create poster artwork

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) announced yesterday that renowned Japanese and overseas artists have been selected to produce works of art encapsulating themes from the Olympic and Paralympic Games. These will be featured in posters depicting the Tokyo 2020 spirit and vision, part of a programme all host cities are required to implement aimed at building awareness of and momentum towards the Olympic and Paralympic Games.


As part of the selection process, an Artist Selection Committee was formed comprising senior figures from the worlds of art, culture and design (see below). The Committee has selected the artists to produce artwork in liaison with the Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage, and these will be produced in poster form by the end of the year. They will be displayed at exhibitions in public spaces and will feature on licensed products from the beginning of 2020 with the aim of raising awareness of the approaching Tokyo 2020 Games.

The participating artists and designers include famous Japanese manga artists and calligraphers, a number of leading young figures from the Japanese art world and other famous Japanese artists, designers and photographers. They also include four overseas artists who have won numerous awards in Japan and overseas.

Participating artists

Olympic Games

Paralympics

JAPAN

Other Countries

Takashi HOMMA
Photographer

Theseus CHAN
Art Director

Hirohiko ARAKI
Manga Artist

Shoko KANAZAWA
Calligrapher

Viviane SASSEN
Photographer

GOO CHOKI PAR
Graphic Designer

Tomoko KONOIKE
Artist

Philippe WEISBECKER
Artist

Koji KAKINUMA
Calligrapher, Contemporary Artist

Daijiro OHARA
Graphic Designer

 

Chihiro MORI
Artist

Shinro OHTAKE
Painter

 

Mika NINAGAWA
Photographer, Film Director

Taku SATOH
Graphic Designer

 

Tomoyuki SHINKI
Artist

Asao TOKOLO
Artist

 

Asao TOKOLO
Artist

Naoki URASAWA
Manga Artist

 

Akira YAMAGUCHI
Painter


Artist Selection Committee Members

Name

Current Positions

Masanori  AOYAGI
Chairman

Chairman, Tokyo 2020 Culture and Education Commission
Chairman of Board of Directors, Tama Art University
Director General, Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art
Emeritus Professor, the University of Tokyo

Yuji AKIMOTO

Member of Tokyo 2020 Culture and Education Commission
Director and Professor of the University Arts Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts
Director, Nerima Art Museum

Sumiko IMAI

Member of Tokyo 2020 Advisory Meeting
Environmental Designer

Hiroshi IMANAKA

Member of Tokyo 2020 Culture and Education Commission
President, Social Welfare Foundation SOOHKAI
Creative Director, Atelier Incurve

Teiya  IWABUCHI

Editor in Chief of BIJUTSUTECHO

Noriko  KAWAKAMI

Design Journalist

Fumio NANJO

Director, Mori Museum

Mineko ORISAKU

Member of Tokyo 2020 Culture and Education Commission
Photographer, Professor, Osaka University of Arts

Tsuyoshi TANE

Architect
Founder, Atelier Tsuyoshi Tane Architects

Tomoko YABUMAE

Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo


About Official Art Posters

Since the early 20th century, posters have been created by Organizing Committees of the Olympic Games (OCOGs) to promote and advertise this major sporting and cultural event. With their broad popular appeal and bold, easily recognizable imagery, Olympic posters continue to capture the international imagination and help establish each Games’ specific look and feel. Some OCOGs have commissioned internationally renowned artists and designers to create highly individualistic posters and to leave a powerful legacy forever associated with a specific edition of the Olympic. Many of these Olympic art posters have become artistic and cultural icons. More recently, Paralympic posters have been specifically created for each Paralympic Games.

For media reference: Olympic Summer Games Posters from Athens 1896 to Rio 2016 are available here

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