Makoto Saitō (designer)
|Born||21 December 1952|
|Occupation||Graphic designer and artist|
|Employer||Makoto Saitō Design (owner)|
Saitō was born in Fukuoka, Japan. His early work as a printmaker was successful, shown internationally, and is part of the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Saitō worked from 1974 to 1980 at Nippon Design Center before starting his own firm, Makoto Saitō Design. His posters are typified by text-free imagery in dense inks printed on thick, high quality papers. His wide-ranging creative activities explore perpetual theme of “seeing.”
An interview with Saitō was featured in Spring 2000 issue of Eye magazine, and includes the following quote:
I don't trust words. You can say anything with words. I prefer a visual means of communication because it allows the message to be more direct.
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