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Kobe G8 Environment Ministers Meeting "Furoshiki"


Presented by Felissimo


1st Prize


by trent jansen

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This design captures the essence and significance of the event that is held in Japan in a beautifully simple (yet deep) and traditional (yet modern) way. Ichimatsu is a traditional Japanese textile pattern.

Groups of pine trees create a checker pattern, suggesting that the nature (represented by pine trees) and developed land (represented by whiteness) co-exist in perfect balance to create a beautiful pattern. Upon closer inspection, one sees that each checker has its own unique size and uneven lines, but together, the checkers produce an orderly world, bordering, surrounding, and protecting each other.

The world's eyes are upon the results of the G8 Environmental Ministers Meeting in Kobe, in pursuit of such a world.