After winning the 2015 ADC Award, Draft art director Eriko Kawakami was awarded the JAGDA New Designer Award for 2016.

The JAGDA New Designer Award is an annual award given by the Japan Graphic Designers Association (JAGDA) to a number of promising graphic designers who are expected to succeed. As a gateway to success for designers, the award has turned out talent in great numbers – talent that support the design industry. This award is also garnering attention from designers and advertisers.

The pieces that have won her the award are the following:


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▲D-BROS 2016 Calendar [the days]

▲D-BROS 2015 Calendar [joy by day by toy]

▲D-BROS 2015-2016 [a New Year’s card]

▲D-BROS 2016 [Calendar Poster]

An exhibit by the 2016 JAGDA New Designer Award winners Yuri Uenishi and Eriko Kawakami is slated to be held this June at the Creation Gallery G8 in Tokyo.

Please look forward to behind-the-scenes and secret stories about the production of the winning pieces which we will publish here in the D-BROS MAGAZINE.

Eriko Kawakami/ Art Director
Born 1982 in Tokyo Japan.Graduated from Tokyo University of the Art.In 2008, Joined Draft co,ltd.

▼The D-BROS calendar “the days” designed by Eriko Kawakami are available for purchase at the D-BROS TOKYO.

▼Back issues about Eriko Kawakami
Presenting “the days,” a Tear-off Calendar with Cutouts to Tear Off Each Day: The 1st Installment of D-BROS’s calendars for 2016!