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katsuya urushizaki

DNA

  • a video work about “dna” and its context.
  • this video was created with footages of microorganism and macrocosm
  • a video was created with footages of microorganism and macrocosm
  • a video was created with footages of microorganism and macrocosm

countenant design

  • creating an identity design which includes logo mark symbol and identity colour, imagery somthing construct the brand. the motif of this identity is particle of crt display texture. this visual identity were created and develop from the concept of the element.
  • creating an identity design which includes logo mark symbol and identity colour, imagery somthing construct the brand. the motif of this identity is particle of crt display texture. this visual identity were created and develop from the concept of the element.
  • this work of process to leach the first stage of visualizing basic identity after sketch and drawings.
  • created basic image of this identity, and generated the print pattern. this basic design is to establish onto variety of media and materials.
  • emboss processed with logo mark symbol of the identity. this differs to the printing in ink. this emboss processing is to realize brand image without using colour printing. those kind media such as paper is primally used to communication which use ink to differentiate between information and brand image.
  • printing with emboss processing onto variety of media to develop and establish the identity image. this texture of the paper has the idea comes from screen scanning line. uk, gf smith original paper.
  • dentity colour developed from standard rgb screen colour. those identity colour will be used with variable contents. the colour was chosen to not affect the colour of main contents.
  • when using the identity colour, the colour can be adjusted depends on colour of the contents to avoid the colour confliction.
  • when using the identity colour, the colour can be adjusted depends on colour of the contents to avoid the colour confliction.
  • identity design expanded and printed on stationery for communication purpose. the logo mark symbol was emboss processed instead of ink printing. the identity also is demonstrate on original paper texture.

ripple circles

  • a original image which was created for animation experiment. this imagery was created for a concept that indivisual sounds of variety character expands and blends each other with water ripple circle as motif.
  • a original image which was created for animation experiment. this imagery was created for a concept that indivisual sounds of variety character expands and blends each other with water ripple circle as motif.
  • a original image which was created for animation experiment. this imagery was created for a concept that indivisual sounds of variety character expands and blends each other with water ripple circle as motif.
  • a original image which was created for animation experiment. this imagery was created for a concept that indivisual sounds of variety character expands and blends each other with water ripple circle as motif.
  • a original image which was created for animation experiment. this imagery was created for a concept that indivisual sounds of variety character expands and blends each other with water ripple circle as motif.
  • short animation work<br /><br />produced and animated by <br />katsuya urushizaki

disposition

  • a electronic music cd cover design project. this artwork on front cover is the typographic grid guiding squares to arrange object and text. this cover design artwork reflects the music which was arranged and made the layout in sequence in computer.
  • artwork of the front cover.  this black square grid are used for typographic guide.
  • artwork of the front cover.  this black square grid are used for typographic guide.
  • artwork of the inside of the front cover. those letters of the number are size of the grid square.
  • when seeing the front visual from inside of the front cover through the light, all size of the rectangle will appear.
  • photography of a electronic music cd cover design project. this artwork of front cover is the typographic grid as the motif.
  • photography of a electronic music cd cover design project. this artwork of front cover is the typographic grid as the motif.

experiments live

  • music package design of a CD which contain music of producers, composers and trackmakers who does music based in London. the concept of the compilation is “experimental” work of artist who make music with experimental elements in their work. there has been showcase event of those artist as well as making collaboration work with contemporary creators. the main artwork image was created by Simon Elliston.
  • music package design of a CD which contain music of producers, composers and trackmakers who does music based in London. the concept of the compilation is “experimental” work of artist who make music with experimental elements in their work. there has been showcase event of those artist as well as making collaboration work with contemporary creators. the main artwork image was created by Simon Elliston.
  • music package design of a CD which contain music of producers, composers and trackmakers who does music based in London. the concept of the compilation is “experimental” work of artist who make music with experimental elements in their work. there has been showcase event of those artist as well as making collaboration work with contemporary creators. the main artwork image was created by Simon Elliston.

eerie records

  • designed an identity for london based record label “eerie records”. this record label is founded by london based music producer/dj marco shuttle. this record pressed and distributed by clone distribution. urushizaki also created logo mark symbol and label sticker layout design for the vinyl records. the concept theme is “space voyager”. urushizaki realised and visualized this theme to create the identity.
  • this logo mark symbol design’s concept is “space voyager”. the down angled space-shuttle silhouette also gives image of record needle as well.
  • side a of first release (ee 01) which circle, dot and photograph placed. the imagery of geocentric orbit is demonstrated when this record spins on the turntable player.
  • landscape photography of of dusk sky and streetlight placed on side b. there are circles of figure creates the movement visual of planets. a contrast were created between side b and side a by making opposite white space. the design of side a is the view of overlook of spacecraft. the design of side b is the view from the window of the spacecraft.
  • landscape photography of of dusk sky and streetlight placed on side b. there are circles of figure creates the movement visual of planets. a contrast were created between side b and side a by making opposite white space. the design of side a is the view of overlook of spacecraft. the design of side b is the view from the window of the spacecraft.
  • layout design of vinyl label sticker of 1st, 2nd and 3rd release which used series of photograph. those photograph realize of the music contents inside however there is same concept whole series of those visual to maintain labels image.

london architects

  • created visual design for lecture series at design museum london. architects who’s based in london. urushizaki created the poster and flyer.<br/>the typography was created with flat surface and line to make something impression of architecture blueprint map plan.<br/>the letter of the word of typography says “structure”, “system”, “behavior”, ”design”, “material”, “Information”, “architects”. those elements were fundamental to the architects lecture.
  • reated visual design for lecture series at design museum london. architects who’s based in london. urushizaki created the poster and flyer.<br/>the typography was created with flat surface and line to make something impression of architecture blueprint map plan.<br/>the letter of the word of typography says “structure”, “system”, “behavior”, ”design”, “material”, “Information”, “architects”. those elements were fundamental to the architects lecture.
  • reated visual design for lecture series at design museum london. architects who’s based in london. urushizaki created the poster and flyer.<br/>the typography was created with flat surface and line to make something impression of architecture blueprint map plan.<br/>the letter of the word of typography says “structure”, “system”, “behavior”, ”design”, “material”, “Information”, “architects”. those elements were fundamental to the architects lecture.
  • reated visual design for lecture series at design museum london. architects who’s based in london. urushizaki created the poster and flyer.<br/>the typography was created with flat surface and line to make something impression of architecture blueprint map plan.<br/>the letter of the word of typography says “structure”, “system”, “behavior”, ”design”, “material”, “Information”, “architects”. those elements were fundamental to the architects lecture.
  • three dimensional image which developed from surface,  outlines and main base visual.

waterdrain

  • photograph of cd album package design.<br />I used analog record groove as the motif.
  • top: tray parts. <br />
bottom: front and back
  • the front cover image is a capture of vinyl groove.
  • the front cover image is a capture of vinyl groove.
  • design of front cover
  • design of back side
  • photograph of cd album package design.

countenant

  • a project to create an identity of a record label which includes logo, colours, format, and images.
  • creative process: Ideas and schetch
  • a map visualized the context related to the brand image with words. the more close to the centre of the circle, the more importance of the meaning to the indentity.
  • the brand name is word from “countenance”. after research those related words meaning, it’s going to help to create the structure for the brand.
  • this collection of images to construct the brand image.
  • candidate colour to use for package and design materials
  • colour generated inspired from texture of high quality materials.
  • final colour decided and made the variation to use for packages and design materials
  • identity colour and logo matched in variation
  • applying to the product cd and sleeve design
  • applying to the product vinyl label sticker design

multivitamins records

  • a record label identity project. katsuya urushizaki was in charge of creative part of london based electronic music label “multivitamins records”. the owner named Doudou Malicious. urushizaki’s graphic work includes producing and designing logo symbol, logotype. all other visual related materials such as music package, label sticker, prints work for advertising and promotions. the record label has been successful for 8 years for producing records and music club events. those visual urushizaki created has been supporting for the development together.
  • as the initial part of the development process, the sketch and test design are to realise clients image also to visualize the vision of the record labal going to appeal.
  • design usage variation of logo, mark symbol and logotype. those identity visual material are used for different media and spaces for different situations.
  • 12 inch analog record release series design variations. this release series’ design were kept as same identity bases however there also be a dynamics in the series.
  • 12 inch analog record release series design variations. this release series’ design were kept as same identity bases however there also be a dynamics in the series.
  • b side of the “mv01” analog 12inch vinyl pressed, printed and released
  • b side of the “mv02” analog 12inch vinyl pressed, printed and released
  • b side of the “mv01” analog 12inch vinyl pressed, printed and released
  • urushizaki designed flyers and posters which multivitamis records label organised. the posters are often displayed on the walls in mainly east london.
  • a side of the “mv04” analog 12inch vinyl pressed, printed and released. the motif is the enlarged “m” of multivitamins logo.
  • b side of the “mv04” analog 12inch vinyl pressed, printed and released. the motif is the enlarged “v” of multivitamins logo.

vinyl format

  • this research project is to learn about vinyl format. katsuya urushizaki often practice design for music cover such as 12inch, 10inch and 7inch. these image are recording of the research to find out about this specific media characteristic and the nature.
  • capturing the record texture onto paper create a results of a print which sound information taken off. this experiment will give another angle of projection of the material
  • expansion of the record sleeve and measured all size of the package forms of 12inch, 10inch, 7inch package. there are different type for each size of the vinyl. the design can create different feeling and impression with small size nuances
  • expansion of the record sleeve and measured all size of the package forms of 12inch, 10inch, 7inch package. there are different type for each size of the vinyl. the design can create different feeling and impression with small size nuances
  • silk screen printed after photograph of a hand holding 7inch vinyl. this print captured feeling of analog through the of photograph. and added another level of analog texture with silk screen print with ink
  • photographed a hand holding the 7inch record. this photograph is taken to imagine the whole view of action of playing record. this is the situation a listener or user perceive the analog record as visual information.
  • photograph thumbnail compare images of difference between the object and the object with actions. the designs this type of media package supposed to created after the assumption of using the media.

aureola

  • making animated aureola to collaborate with a brand shop in tokyo aoyama, materia casa’s original Buddharupa sculpture. the sculpture is made of clear acrylic material. the animation implements the diffusion through the reflection from the object. the animation urushizaki created contains footages of lights movement and nature imageries animation work.
  • the animation was projected onto the acrylic crystal sculpture. the light of the animation from projector randomly reflects by complex angle. the sculpture will coloured differently by the animation,
  • the animation includes series of footages such as visual from space and night sky, nature visual  flower plants and animal which processed to give movement. those footage was edited to create final animation work.
  • some part of the animation was processed in computer and layered different imagery. those movie image transition has dynamics to evolve to create abstract story.
  • in the event, the projection installation eventually created lighting effects for whole space.

standar - fade

  • a cd cover design for music album urushizaki produced. this record has been released from tokyo based record label “telemetry records” the music has elements something developed from dub and reggae and african music.
  • the title of the album was printed in gold on yellow background. the typeface named janson-text. in 1680, janson-text typeface was used for typesetting for polyglot bibles. the typeface has the historical background to indicate something the music has traditional style and context images.
  • a photograph work in the inside of cd jacket was placed was taken by ethsham haque who’s creator from london. the instrument in the music wasn’t recorded. the organic sound was generated in the computer from the midi programing. the visual image of this photograph has the same concept meaning is that.  there is a organic natural image after the pathway between the buildings which the walls has artificial material.
  • a photograph work in the inside of cd jacket was placed was taken by ethsham haque who’s creator from london. the instrument in the music wasn’t recorded. the organic sound was generated in the computer from the midi programing. the visual image of this photograph has the same concept meaning is that.  there is a organic natural image after the pathway between the buildings which the walls has artificial material.
  • the colour of the cd package has black of base colour of the photograph, green on the disc and yellow cover. the music of this album’s basic style come from dub and reggae music which originally from jamaica. those three color also comes from jamaican country flag colour.
  • album tracklist on the backside of the cover. the type which are placed vertically integrates the photograph placed 90 degree angle.

sound object

  • music video animation project for original track. this animation’s theme is about an object which moves to create sounds. human’s heart is one of the motif in this work. each part in the music has own movement which was created from sound waveform converted to 3d animation.
  • there is a silhouette of human heart image and 3d object in transition in contrast to realise the behaviour of the “sound object”.
  • each part of the sounds control each one of the object and those object change the form with the timeline. each object has own characters, own colour and own movement
  • there is the footage of the earth in the animation in transition. the motif becomes from human heat to the earth. the purpose of this transition is to create the story which is not only about heart it can be about “life” or view can perceive and have own idea
  • silk screen prints are produced from image sequence from the animation. the 3d animation can only be created with computer but, this creative experiments if to create different analog texture of the paper and the ink occur.
  • silk screen prints are produced from image sequence from the animation. the 3d animation can only be created with computer but, this creative experiments if to create different analog texture of the paper and the ink occur.
  • thumbnail printed witht image sequence from the objects movement
  • animation video work <br/>produced and animated by<br/>katsuya urushizaki<br/>sound track composed by<br/>katzo

8 bit

  • art work for music cd package design. <br />the contents of the music is techno and house music which used sound effects from computer games . as the motif of the artwork figured late 70’s computer game scene brought to something original.
  • art work for music cd package design. <br />the contents of the music is techno and house music which used sound effects from computer games . as the motif of the artwork figured late 70’s computer game scene brought to something original.
  • back side of the cover
  • front side of the cover<br />the front cover is used as opposite side.
  • the inside and outside box of cd album pagecks.
  • the main art work figured a frame from an animation to realise the movement and motion of the sound and rhythm of its music.

vinyl colour wheel

  • this 1.5m large scale work wes printed with slik screen. each square is same size as 12-inch record vinyl sleeve
  • this 1.5m large scale work wes printed with slik screen. each square is same size as 12-inch record vinyl sleeve.
  • one piece from the colour wheel. this is a photograph to show the comparison with actual 12inch vinyl record. </ br>this blue record sleeve print on left is same scale as actual record sleeve.
  • those next to each other overlaps appear the mixture of 2 colour ink through the paper texture.

artery

  • CD album cover artwork and design urushizaki created. the main motif is the Artery. this circle objects figure is the side of cross section. this dots are explained as blood cell. the design visualize the image which blood cell flows inside of artery.
  • the floating dots the motif are imagined as blood cells in haemal. to create the contrast to the main artwork. this image is used for simplicity in the series of this music cover visuals.
  • this artwork was created in the process of this project. the dots particle were processed to have motion movements. this music cover combines the series of abstract artworks to create a story to convey the imagery of the concept and the context understandable.
  • the inverted the object colour and backgound colour to realize the world of microscope imagery. this method is to create the different the stage between the images.
  • artworks which visualise the movements of the particle. this whole design is inorganic but creating the movement can generate the life of blood cell. those images are frames taken from the movement of the particle gethering.
  • he main motif is the Artery. this circle objects figure is the side of cross section. this dots are explained as blood cell. the design visualize the image which blood cell flows inside of artery. comparing to the fist image, this image’s dots are out of align rules to create the small motion movement.
  • the final design product of cd jewel case. there are track title and credit typography and the artist’s portrait layouted inside and back tray of this design package.