number3__GHOST IN THE SHELL: STAND ALONE COMPLEX
AND HOW I GOT TO DESIGN THE LAUGHING MAN LOGO.
From the mid to late 90s, I had been designing for a Japanese game developer and music label, Frognation. At the time, I had and sent the guys in the Tokyo office a load of Prototype 21 stickers, which were liberally plastered around. Prototype 21 was a clothing label I designed for which ran from 1992 to 2002.
Dai Sato, one of the guys at Frognation, is also a scriptwriter at Production I.G. and had been working on early drafts for the animated TV series of Ghost in the Shell - Stand Alone Complex. His laptop being covered in those stickers I had sent were seen by the director of Stand Alone Complex, Kenji Kamiyama.
He loved the stickers and as he was looking for a graphic designer, one thing led to another. I was sent a brief and invited to submit designs for the Laughing Man, a hacker central to the storyline. That was the summer of 2001.
For this Laughing Man, it was the first time Production IG had chosen to work with a non-Japanese creative.
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