Takashi Akiyama

Born in 1952, in Nagaoka City in Japan,

Takashi Akiyama graduated from Tama Art University and went on to get a Master of Arts degree in Graphic Design at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. Mr. Akiyama is known for works based on bird and ecology motifs tinged with humor and satire. He introduced bird carving to Japan, and is active in nature and birdlife preservation. In 1991, his poster series for the Environmental Agency won acclaim, and in 1992 he exhibited works on the theme of AIDS. 11th Helsinki International Poster Biennial `95, International jury.

His awards include the Tunisia Embassy Prize in the African Environmental Preservation Poster Design Contest in 1984, the Gold Prize in the 11th Warsaw International Poster Biennial in 1986 (Poland), and the ARTIA prize in the 12th Brono International Graphic Design Biennial (Czechoslovakia), as well as others, including the Honorable Mention at the Mexico International Poster Biennial in 1992(MEXICO),The New York Art Directors Club 7th International Exhibition 1993, Distinctive Merit Award (U.S.A.), New York Festivals International Print Media Competition, Silver Prize, Bronze Prize (U.S.A.), Computer Art Biennial Reszow,Honorary Mention (Poland).@Mr. Akiyama's publications include "Words of theLeft Hand" (Japan Publications, Inc.), "LOVE & AIDS" (Joho Center Publishing),"Getting Started as a Mac Illustrator" (Graphic-sha), and others. In addition to his work,

Mr. Akiyama is associate professor at Tama Art University.