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小林覚(筆文字アーティスト)

小林覚(筆文字アーティスト)

1966年2月28日、神奈川県川崎市生まれ。
小学生の頃より書に親しみ始め、麻布高校時代に書道部に入部、
近藤祐康(ゆうこう)氏に師事。
1985年、早稲田大学入学と同時に早稲田大学書道会に入部、
土橋順晢(じゅんせつ)氏に師事。
早稲田大学連盟幹事を経て1986年、首都圏の主要9大学の
書道部が加盟する東京学生書道連盟幹事長に就任、
書道連盟展(毎日新聞社後援)の開催等を通じて人的・書的交流を深める。

卒業後の1990年より毎年1回、雨宮太虚(たいきょ)氏らと書展「祭ばやし」を開催(駒込・北里画廊)。「切り文字」「重ね絵」などの独特な手法が各方面から注目され、書の世界に新境地を開く。情報誌や旅行ガイドブック、イベント情報サイトのプロデューサーを手掛ける傍ら、「筆文字アーティスト」としても活動を続け、日本だけでなく海外に向けても、映画やテレビ、ファッション、食品、著名人の名刺など、様々な分野に筆文字を提供している。

[主な筆文字作品等]

  • ルイヴィトン社「春フェアカタログ」ロゴ&レタリング
  • ビートたけし&村上隆対談本「ツーアート」タイトルロゴ
  • 関西テレビ「文人悪食」タイトル画
  • 「THE CONVOY SHOW」ツアーパンフレットロゴ&レタリング
  • 「JAPAN FASHION WEEK 2008」公式記録映像タイトル文字
  • サンヌードル社「ラーメン」シリーズ商品ロゴ
  • パリパリファクトリー「三角おむすび」商品ロゴ
  • 在日米軍camp座間スローガン「一団」ロゴ
  • 店舗ロゴ&レタリング
    軽井沢「ワイン・バー  みや川」/三軒茶屋「修平庵」/経堂「うさぎ洞」/成城学園「もったいない」/赤坂「九八亭」/恵比寿「イセッテマーリ」/平和島「十八番茶屋」/ほか多数
  • DCTガーデン・オリジナルグッズ「とりいぬかめつる」公式ロゴ
  • 京都丹後与謝野町/特A級こしひかり「歌人」商品ロゴ
  • 響和堂「マスラオ」公演タイトルロゴ
  • 内外出版「ハイブリッドカーまるわかり図鑑」筆文字
  • チャリティフェス「顔晴ろうニッポン!  手をつなごう関西!」タイトルロゴ
  • 書籍「弘前城手廻組藩士の日常と世相~楠美甚之助勤務控え~」タイトル文字
  • 宮城県女川町「女川カレー」ロゴ
  • 劇団扉座30回記念公演「きらら浮世伝」タイトルロゴ
  • 劇団扉座公演「新浄瑠璃・百鬼丸」タイトルロゴ
  • 劇団扉座公演「神崎与五郎東下り」タイトルロゴ
  • 劇団扉座公演「新浄瑠璃・朝右衛門」タイトルロゴ
  • 劇団扉座公演「人情噺  紺屋高尾」タイトルロゴ
  • 劇団扉座公演「つか版・忠臣蔵」タイトルロゴ
  • 劇団扉座公演「端敵・天下茶屋」タイトルロゴ
  • 劇団扉座公演『つか版・忠臣蔵』 Returns タイトルロゴ
  • サークルKサンクス「年賀状印刷」パンフレットロゴ
  • サークルKサンクス/大丸百貨店「お歳暮」パンフレットロゴ
  • サークルKサンクス「父の日・母の日」「夏のギフト」「冬の贈り物」ほかパンフレット一式
  • 映画「少林少女」タイトル文字
  • 映画「ハイキックガール」タイトル文字
  • 映画「あかね空」看板ロゴ
  • 映画「黒帯」タイトル文字
  • 映画「ハードライフ」タイトルロゴ
  • 映画「私の叔父さん」(主演・高橋克典)タイトル文字
  • 山口百恵DVD「伝説から神話へ~日本武道館さよならコンサート・ライブ -完全オリジナル版-」タイトルロゴ
  • 上々颱風ベストDVD「上々颱風」タイトルロゴ
  • 電撃チョモランマ隊CD「サクラ咲ク」タイトルロゴ
  • 藤圭子ベスト盤ボックスCD「艶・怨・演歌」タイトルロゴ
  • 西城秀樹CD5枚組ボックス「絶叫・情熱・感激」タイトルロゴ
  • 西城秀樹CD「西城秀樹」タイトルロゴ
  • 伍代夏子CD5枚組ボックス「伍代夏子」タイトルロゴ
  • 劉玉瑛 CD「 Bon Voyage!」タイトルロゴ
  • 小岩井農場物語 純良発酵 バターケーキ「純」商品ロゴ
  • 日本酒「昇り調子」一升瓶ラベル
  • 清五郎農園/春搾り「はれひめ」・初搾り「温州」商品ロゴ
  • 京都府与謝野町産特別栽培米こしひかり「喜左衛門」商品ロゴ
  • 「Lucy “桜” Rose of Pinot Noir 2014」ラベル
  • 「おせっかいJapan」オリジナルTシャツロゴ
  • オリジナルTシャツ「すぐやる 言い訳しない あきらめない」筆文字
  • 聖徳学園和太鼓部オリジナル法被 筆文字
  • MOOK「日本語再入門」表紙デザイン
  • 厚木市機関紙「熱気流」タイトル
  • 一般社団法人「Gブリッジ」法人名ロゴ
  • 一般社団法人「社会人材学舎」法人名ロゴ
  • 書店「王様書房」看板
  • 合気道「仙元館道場」ロゴ
  • 野村萬先生 芸道傘寿記念公演パンフレット

祭ばやし

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SATORU KOBAYASHI

The most amazing aspect of his work of art is that his world shows both tradition and modern-day approach to Japanese calligraphic culture. He mastered this _expression of flexiblity by his own appreciation toward Japanese culture of all time. To prove this, he draws not only characters but also calligraphic pictures, and the quality of combination of both arts is beyond our imagination.

For example, in the world of calligraphy, the traditional artsits always try to stay in the royal road to follow their predecessor. Of course, He covers this traditional approach and it comes from his genuine understanding to the traditional calligraphy. In addition, He totally created his own novel forms of art style in the world of calligraphy by adopting new appreciation to modernism of Japan. With that reason, his works have more ways of _expression than the traditional calligraphy artists used to have.

At the first glance, his works sometimes are more like designs of art than a simple traditional culture. The atmospher of his works will lead you to unkwon world of Japanese calligraphy, at the same time, his works will keep telling you the purity of Japanese originality.He is arguably breaking the new era of Japanese calligraphy.

HISTORY OF S.K. & HIS WORKS

On February 28th, 1966, He was born in the City of Kawasaki in Kangawa Prefecture, Japan. His career of calligraphy already started when he was an elementary school student. With that bud of talent, he continured the pursuit of calligraphy as a member of calligraphy club of Azabu High School in Tokyo, where he met his first master, Yukou Kondo. In year 1985, his quest for boundary of calligraphy went up on the new stage as he became a student of Waseda University. He encountered his next master, Junsetsu Tuchihashi, and he stayed in the leading position at Waseda University Calligraphy club. At the same time, he played an important role as the cheif of Waseda University Federation. His talent and reliable leadership were highly appreciated all through his devoted contribution to prosperity of calligraphy, consequently in 1986, he was selected the chief of Tokyo Student Calligraphy Federation, which consists of 10 major universities all around Tokyo district. Assets of his life were created through this fruitful time in the university, his works and leadership received high reputation and honor through major exibits of calligraphy federation, which he organized with support by a national news paper, Mainichi Daily News. After his graduation from Waseda University, he annually holds a calligraphy exhibit called Matsuribayashi at Kitazato Gallery in Komagome in Tokyo with his mate, Taikyo Amemiya and some fellow artists. His novel approach to the calligraphic art, Cut and patch characters ( cutting calligraphic characters off the paper and the backup paper's color underneath the character makes the 3D thick color effect) and Piling up pictures ( piling up calligraphic picture pieces on and on to make 3D effects) are very highly admired.

His talent expanded into some other fields. He worked as an editor for some Japanese magazines and one of top web sites in Japan. Many great works of journalism on young generation's life style, tourism, and commercial events are left as footprints of his career. Still, he keeps producing guiding information to sensitive readers through his magazines and web sites.

Together with multi direction activities, Mr Kobayashi never stops offering influence on calligraphic art not only in Japan but in the world. His works are now seen in many life aspects around us. TV shows, Movies, Fashion, Foods, and even something like Celeblities' business name characters are alreay in the territory of his works.
Some of His works
Logo design of Louis Vuiton Spring Catalog
Logo design of Two Arts Show
( by international movie director, Takeshi Kitano, and pop artist,Takashi Murakami )
Logo design of Kirara Ukiyoden, the 30th anniversary festival of theatrical group, Tobiraza.
TV show title logo, Bunjin Akushoku, by Kansai TV station of Japan
Logo design of compact disc, Sakura saku, by Dengeki Chomoramma Tai.
Logo design of The Convoy Show's tour panflet
Logo design of a Movie, Kuro-Obi
Logo design of a Movie, Shorin Shojo
Logo design of a Movie, High Kick Girl
Logo design of a Movie, Akane
Logo design of the official record movie of Japan Fashion Week
Product brand logo of Ramen by Sun Noodle Inc.
Rice Ball Food item brand logo of Sankaku Omusubi by Pali Pali Factory Inc.
Also many shops and restaurants brand logos are produced by him as follows:
Kuhachitei in Akasaka, Tokyo
Isette Marli in Ebisu, Tokyo
Shuhei Ann in Sangenjaya, Tokyo
Ju Hachi Ban Chaya in Heiwajima, Tokyo
Usagi Dou in Kyodo, Tokyo
Logo design of DCT-garden, TORI-INU-KAME-TSURU
Product brand logo of UTA-BITO, rice brand of Kyoto prf.
Logo design of compact disc, En-En-Enka, by Keiko Fuji
Logo design of Kanzaki-Yogoro, by theatrical group, Tobiraza.
Logo design of Asa-Uemon, by theatrical group, Tobiraza.
..........and many others.