For more than half a century, Matsuo Katsui has made a name for himself in the field of graphic design, focusing on the idea of light and how it can be combined with technology.

Mitsuo Katsui was born in 1931 in Tokyo. Graphic designer and art director, he founded "The Katsui Design Office" freelance in 1961 and exhibited throughout his life in many Tokyo galleries. Among other things, he contributed to the design of the manual of the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games. Making all his career in Japan, he has distinguished himself in publishing, printing, and branding. Katsui received the Mainichi Industrial Design prize in 1965, and has gone on to win many more awards, including the Japan Advertising Artists Club award and gold prizes from graphic design biennials in Poland and Mexico.

"The essence of design is to reveal this interactive relationship between nature and our self from a totally innovative viewpoint or location; in other words, to exhibit a form that conveys surprise."

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