Ryohei Kojima

Born in Kamaishi City, Iwate Prefecture, Japan in 1939. Graduated from the Department of Commercial Design, Junior College of Musashino Art University. After graduation, he joined the publicity section of San-ai, Inc. Then he worked for Light Publicity, Inc. for 12 years and established Ryohei Kojima Design Studio in 1976, running it up to this date. Pieces of his work are in the collections of The Victoria & Albert Museum, London, Contemporary Graphic Art Center, Japan and The Reinhold Brown Gallery, New York. / EXHIBITIONS : "K3" at the INAX Gallery, 1980 • "Flag" at the TDS Gallery, 1982 • "Biosphere" at the TDS Gallery, 1991 • "Tropica, Grafica" at the Ginza Graphic Gallery (ggg), 1993 / AWARDS : Special Selection, Japan Advertising Artists Club (JAAC), 1965 • Incentive Award, JAAC, 1966 • Tokyo Art Directors Club (ADC) Prize, 1965 • Second Place, Asahi Advertising Award, 1972 to 1975, 1977 • Special Selection, Mainichi Advertising Design Award, 1978 • First Place in the Public Section, Japan Sign Design Award • Highest Honours, Mainichi Advertising Design Award, 1980, 1987 • Colour Advertising Prize, Mainichi Advertising Design Award, 1991, 1994 • Merit Award, New York Art Directors Club, 1991 • Honours, Nikkei Advertising Award, 1996