Team of Globally Sensational Artists Chosen to Design Official Art Posters for Tokyo 2020 Games

01.August.2019 | SPOT

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games has launched a project the Tokyo 2020 Official Art Poster Project to bring together domestic and international artists. This is a project that was stated as a requirement in the Host City Contract 2020*. Extraordinary artists from Japan and overseas have been carefully chosen to take part in the project. The selected artists have finally been announced. 

*Following the selection of Tokyo as the Host city for the 2020 games at the International Olympic Committee session in September 2013, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG), International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC)  signed the Host City Contract 2020 which details the preparations and running of events related to the 2020 games.

 

The official poster designs are intended to be artistic pieces that are themed on the Olympics and Paralympics. As official Tokyo 2020 posters, their intended purpose is to raise spirits, excitement and anticipation as well as to inspire.

 

The artists were chosen after endless discussions between the Culture and Olympic Heritage Commission, which manages the project, and the Artist Selection Committee.

Naoki Urasawa

Shinro Ohtake

Daijiro Ohara

Shoko Kanazawa ©sho

The Japanese artists who have been chosen to create the Olympic-themed designs include Naoki Urasawa, who wrote the famous manga YAWARA!, Shinro Ohtake, who works on a global scale, graphic designer Daijiro Ohara and calligrapher Shoko Kanazawa. 

Theseus Chan

11 non-Japanese artists were selected to contribute to the designing of the Olympic posters including art director Theseus Chan and photographer Viviane Sassen.

 

The eight artists who were chosen to design the Paralympic posters include Hirohiko Araki, who wrote and illustrated JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, and Mika Ninagawa, who is a sensational photographer and movie Director.

 

Many more famous artists have been specially chosen to take part in this project. Anticipation levels are high as we wait to see what these phenomenal artists produce.

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