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2022 ADC Awards - Illustration

The Puzzle of Asian American Identity

Agency The New York Times Magazine / New York

Client The New York Times Magazine


Editorial / Spread - Series

Annual ID


About the Work

For our Oct. 10 issue, Jay Caspian Kang wrote about Asian American identity and the complications that come with having so many different people grouped under one term. We asked the artist Kensuke Koike to create collages in response to this idea of a search for the self. Koike often uses found photography that he deconstructs and rearranges into geometric patterns. In these works, we assigned Tommy Kha to shoot the images used for the final art.

2022 Awards

Total Points: 45


Design Firm

The New York Times Magazine / New York

Art Director

Ben Grandgenett

Creative Director

Gail Bichler

Director of Photography

Kathy Ryan


Kensuke Koike


Tommy Kha

Contributing Photo Editor

David La Spina

Deputy Art Director

Annie Jen

Deputy Director of Photography

Jessica Dimson

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