Shin Matsunaga (1940-)
Shin Matsunaga graduated from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 1964. He worked in the advertising division of Shiseido and went on to found Shin Matsunaga Design in 1971. His work focuses primarily on graphic design, including posters and corporate identity designs. Other creative activities cover a range of different fields, including drawings and monuments. Major solo exhibitions of Matsunaga's work have been held in Warsaw, New York and other cities. His works are held in the permanent collections of 71 museums around the world, including the NY MoMA, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum NY and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Matsunaga has received many awards for his work, including the International Poster Biennial Warsaw Gold Medal and Honorary Award, the Grand Prix at the Clio Awards, the Education Minister's Art Encouragement Prize for Freshmen, Icograda Excellence Award, the silver medal from the NY ADC and the Purple Ribbon Medal. He is a committee member of the Tokyo ADC, a trustee of the Japan Graphic Designers Association, Inc., and an international member of the NY ADC. He is currently an associate professor at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music.