The Autobiography of Tadanori Yokoo

Zhi-Hong Wang

The towering image, clear and unique artistic style of Tadanori Yokoo is such that being asked to design the cover for this autobiography filled me with a sense of trepidation. I thought perhaps in terms of writing I can capture the necessary spirit, but that is impossible with images because no one can copy the style of Yokoo. Then it occurred to me I could just not use images for this project, leaving the cover empty like a signed blank canvas.

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    Zhi-Hong Wang, Taiwan/Chinese Taipei (2015)

    Wang Zhi-Hong, a graphic designer and a member of AGI. He is committed to incorporating typography into his design projects across the cultural and commercial sectors. He launched his publishing...

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    The towering image, clear and unique artistic style of Tadanori Yokoo is such that being asked to design the cover for this autobiography filled me with a sense of trepidation. I thought perhaps in terms of writing I can capture the necessary spirit, but that is impossible with images because no one can copy the style of Yokoo. Then it occurred to me I could just not use images for this project, leaving the cover empty like a signed blank canvas.

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    Zhi-Hong Wang, Taiwan/Chinese Taipei (2015)

    Wang Zhi-Hong, a graphic designer and a member of AGI. He is committed to incorporating typography into his design projects across the cultural and commercial sectors. He launched his publishing imprints with major publishers, featuring translated books by internationally renowned artists and on their works, including Dieter Rams, Nobuyoshi Araki, Tadanori Yokoo, Takuma Nakahira, and COMME des GARÇONS. Among his recognitions are D&AD Awards, ADC Awards, TDC Awards, Prize Nominee Works from TOKYO TDC Annual Awards, Best Design from South Korea’s PAJU Book Award, and Kasai Kaoru’s Choice Award from HKDA Asia Design Awards. He is the author of Design by wangzhihong.com: A Selection of Book Designs, 2001-2016.

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    • 2023

    D&AD Awards - Wood Pencil
    • 2023

    ADC Awards - Merit
    • 2023

    Tokyo TDC Annual Awards - Prize Nominee Work
    • 2023

    Golden Butterfly Award - Silver Award
    • 2022

    Tokyo TDC Annual Awards - Excellent Works
    • 2021

    ADC Awards - Silver Cube
    • 2021

    TDC Awards - Certificate of Typographic Excellence
    • 2021

    International Poster Triennial Toyama - Shortlist
    • 2021

    Tokyo TDC Annual Awards - Excellent Works
    • 2020

    Tokyo TDC Annual Awards - Excellent Works
    • 2019

    Tokyo TDC Annual Awards - Prize Nominee Work
    • 2018

    Tokyo TDC Annual Awards - Prize Nominee Work
    • 2017

    Tokyo TDC Annual Awards - Excellent Works
    • 2014

    Tokyo TDC Annual Awards - Excellent Works
    • 2014

    PAJU Book Award - Book Design Award
    • 2013

    Tokyo TDC Annual Awards - Excellent Works
    • 2012

    Tokyo TDC Annual Awards - Excellent Works
    • 2012

    Golden Butterfly Award - Golden Award
    • 2012

    Golden Butterfly Award - Silver Award
    • 2021

    ADC Awards - Silver Cube
    • 2009

    Tokyo TDC Annual Awards - Excellent Works
    • 2009

    HKDA Asia Design Awards - Kaoru Kasai’s Choice Award
    • 2008

    Golden Butterfly Award - Golden Award
    • 2005

    Golden Butterfly Award - Golden Award