About | Kouzou Sakai Illustration

Biography

Name: Kouzou Sakai
Occupation: Illustrator
Location: Tokyo, Japan

I have loved animals, birds, insects, plants and making sketches of them since I was little. After having graduated from Dept. of Animal Science and Biotechnology in the University, I worked at design production. And I have been working as freelance Illustrator since 2002.

Work experience

「YAUATCHA LIFE」 Annual culture magazine / Hakkasan Group / USA / 2017
「A Plus」 Business magazine / CPA / Hong Kong / 2015-2017
「Forbes JAPAN」 Business magazine / ATOMIXMEDIA Inc. / Japan / 2017
「The Forecast」 Magazine / Monocle / UK / 2016
「CNN.com」 News media / Cable News Network / USA / 2016
「glass」 innovation magazine / J. Walter Thompson Company / USA / 2016
「CIMA FM」 Financial magazine / CIMA / UK / 2016
「Monocle magazine」 Magazine / Monocle / UK / 2016
「The Guardian」 Animation / Guardian Media Group / UK / 2016
「J-novel」 Novel magazine / Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha / Japan / 2014-2016
「NEW HORIZON」 English textbook of junior high school / TOKYO SHOSEKI / Japan / 2016
「The Timeless Shape of Happiness」 Advertising / Coca-Cola x McDonald’s / 22 countries in Asia, Middle East, Africa / 2015
「The New Republic magazine」 Culture magazine / The New Republic / USA / 2015
「Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage」 Novel book / Harvill Secker / UK /2014
「Moon Festival」 Advertising / McDonald’s / USA / 2010-2013
「Échale una mano al Medio Ambiente」 Shopping bag / Carrefour / Spain / 2011
「WIRED MAGAZINE」 Culture magazine / Condé Nast Publications / USA / 2009
「Runner’s World」 Sports magazine / Rodale / USA / 2008
「Microsoft.com」 Web contents / Microsoft / USA / 2005
「Honda Web」 Web contents / Honda Motor / Japan / 2003-2007
etc…

Featured in

「Neocha」 Web magazine / Neocha / Hong Kong / 2016
「Photoshop Creative」 Art magazine / Imagine Publishing / UK / 2016
「Künt No.5, No.6」 Art magazine / Künt Magazine / Turky / 2016
「TFM」 Web magazine / Floating Magazine / India / 2016
「Illustration Now! 2014」 Calendar / Taschen / Germany / 2013
「Illustration Now! 2013」 Calendar / Taschen / Germany / 2012
「Illustration Now! Vol.4」 Art book / Taschen / Germany / 2011
「The New Wave of Japanese Illustration」 Art book / Norma Editorial / Spain / 2011
「The Sourcebook of Contemporary Illustration」 Art book / HarperCollins Publishers / USA / 2010
「atlas of illustration」 Art book / Page One Publishing / Spain / 2010
「XFUNS No.45」 Art magazine / Tiwan / 2009
「Göoo Magazine #7 」 Art magazine / Argentine / 2009
「dpi magazine special edition 2」 Art magazine / Taiwan / 2009
「idea illustrator no.20」 Art magazine / Portfolio and interview / Taiwan / 2009
「dpi magazine no.105」 Art magazine / Portfolio and interview / Taiwan / 2009

Exhibition

「MUSIC MUST ALSO BE SEEN」 Caracas, Venezuela / 2013
「MONSTER TRAIN」 Cagliari, Italy / 2013
「Bird」 Koenji, Tokyo / 2012
「BAETULONA」 Barcelona, Madrid, Buenos Aires / 2011
「Festival Della Creativita’ 08」 Florence, Italy / 2008

Copyright

All images on this site are protected under the copyright laws. The copyright remains the exclusive property of Kouzou Sakai or a commissioning agency or company. The images may not be downloaded for manipulation or storage, the images may not be reproduced in any form or used in any way whatsoever without written permission from Kouzou Sakai or the commissioning agency or company, any violation in any way would be an infringement of copyright laws and lead to prosecution. Comping is usage, please ask first.

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