The "Nouveau Salon des Cent" portfolio consists of a
hundred posters created by one hundred of the best graphic designers
time, from 24 different countries including China, Japan, Mexico,
Brazil, Zimbabwe, the United-States and most of the European countries,
as a tribute to Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, for the Centenary of
death, 1901-2001. Initiated by the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum Partners'
Club. In cooperation with the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum of Albi.
printing was limited to only 380. The posters have been exhibited
in major museums and galleries around the world.
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The Designer - Makoto Saito
He is active in various fields as a graphic designer, commercial
art director, creative director, film director and he is a producer/designer
of new products.
His debut as a graphic designer in the early 1980's was sensational.
His numerous awards include the Gold Prize, Silver Prize and Special
Prize (twice) at The International Poster Biennale in Warsaw, the
Gold Prize (five times) and the Silver Prize at The Art Directors
Club International Ex-hibition in New York, Grand Prize at Lahti
International Poster Biennale, Silver Prize and Bronze Prize at
International Biennale of The Poster in Mexico Gold Prize (three
consecutive times), Bronze Prize (three times) at The International
Poster Triennial in Toyama and Grand Prizes at other leading poster
exhibitions such as in France and Colorado.
Mr. Saito received the Grand Prize at the Tokyo Art Directors
Club and the Good Design Award from the Chicago Athenaeum for which
he has featured in a Time magazine article. He gained a reputation
as a result of his lecture at the San Francisco Museum of Modern
Art under the title 'Design Lecture Series'.
His posters are included in the permanent collections of The Museum
of Modern Art New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Victoria & Albert
Museum London and in also 20 other museums in such locations as
Chicago, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Switzerland, and Tokyo.
He also lectures frequently at both local and international institutions
in the United States, France, Netherlands, Poland, Australia and
In addition, Mr. Saito gave a presentation at the AGI (Alliance
Graphique Internationale) conference in Zurich, Switzerland and
he was private exhibited and lectured at Huntinqton Gallery, Massachusetts
College of Art, Boston,.