Masuteru Aoba

Born in Tokyo, Japan in 1939. Graduated from Kuwazawa Design School in 1962. He joined an advertising agency and then established the A&A Masuteru Aoba Advertising Office in 1969. He is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI), on Tokyo Art Directors Club (ADC) Committee, a Japan Graphic Designer Association (JAGDA) director and a Mainichi Advertising Award judge. / EXHIBITIONS : Solo exhibitions in Tokyo, New York, Los Angeles, Canada, Czech, Chaumont (France), Poland and other places. / AWARDS : Asahi Advertising Award, 1963 Second Place, Asahi Advertising Award, 1964 • Second Place, Finnish International Graphic Biennial, 1980 • Grand Prix, International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno, 1982 Gold Award, International Poster Biennial, Warsaw, 1987 • Gold Award, New York ADC International Exhibition, 1992 • Yamana Prize, Japan Advertising Artists Club (JAAC) Award, 1995