Keisuke Nagatomo

Born in Osaka, Japan in 1939. Graduated from Kuwazawa Design School in 1961. He joined Nippon Design Center and then participated in the exhibitions "Poster Salon '68" in Tokyo and "Contemporary Art in Japan" in London in 1968. He established a design office, K2, with Seitaro Kuroda in 1969. Among his works are: art direction for the corporate identity of FM 802 in 1988, production of "100 Posters for the 100th Anniversary of the Founding of Tennoji Prefectural High School, Osaka" in 1996. Up to this date he has directed various editorials and advertisements as an art director and has devoted himself to illustrating novels, writing serial essays for magazines, etc. / EXHIBITIONS : "K2 Cultural Monument Exhibition" in Tokyo and Osaka, 1982 • "K2 Live Exhibition" at the Ginza Graphic Gallery (ggg), 1986 • Trio exhibition titled "Art Direction ÅõŢņ" with Masuteru Aoba and Katsumi Asaba, 1987 • "2 Chairs - K2 Exhibition" at the ggg, 1996 / AWARDS : Japan Advertizing Artists Club (JAAC) Award, 1966 • Tokyo Art Directors Club (ADC) Award, 1973 • Kodan-sha Cultural Award in the category of Illustration, 1984 / PUBLICATIONS : The Book of K2 Cultural Monument Exhibition / Sorosoro Ii Kana? (Is the Opportunity Ripe?), Kodan-sha, 1982 • Makka na Honto (The Bald Truth), Kodan-sha, 1983