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Amazing Happenings around Tsuguya Inoue

Born in Miyazaki Prefecture in 1947.
Established Beans in 1978. His works ranges from art direction for advertisement such as commercials for Suntory; Asahi Newspaper; PARCO; COMME des GARCONS, to package design for music CDs. In his book designs, he creates works which holds an energy within, such as in his art direction for Rie Miyazawa's gSanta Feh. Inoue is acclaimed for his free-spirited attitude and carefully thought out method, and is admired in the design field. gEverything he creates is splendidh is what people say.
Awards he has received include Tokyo ADC Grand Prix, Tokyo TDC Member Gold Award, 3rd International Poster Grand Prix prize, Japan Federation of Printing Industries Chairman Award, National Catalogue Poster Minister of International Trade and Industry Award.

What is your name?

Tsuguya Inoue

Which country do you wish to represent?


What did you have in mind when creating your T-1 T-shirt design?

The lion I saw in an Iranian carpet design inspired me.
I wanted to make a t-shirt that will make you feel "genki"(cheerful and energetic) and delighted.

What sort of places or situations will best fit your T-shirt design, do you think?

Someone who shares their lives with dogs and birds and turtles (is there anyone like that?), wearing it on their usual day.

Has your final T-shirt design turned out the same as you initially imagined it would?

(1) Lion with his long mane waving in the wind
(2) Lion and human being
(3) A brace of lions
(4) A lion pup biting the parent lion's tail
(5) The tail transformed into a snake and joined the lion family.

When you were designing your T-1 T-shirt, how did the process compare with your normal work?


Please give your T-shirt a name.

Lion, jumping

Please give us a message to all the people who visit the website, to spark their interest in your T-shirt.

May your days be happy and lucky, wearing a t-shirt.

If there is any music that would best fit your T-shirt design, please let us know.


Is there any strikingly memorable or impressive T-shirt that you remember?

I saw a boy holding a chicken who was wearing a Pikachu t-shirt in a town in west coast Mexico. It really looked good on him.

What is your favorite food?