Tag Archives: Design

Fun Link Friday: Noramoji

Today’s funk link is Noramoji, a new design project to preserve store-front fonts in Japan. Johnny writes on Spoon & Tamago‘s coverage of the project, These Japanese fonts won’t be found in textbooks or typography journals. You have to go … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Bilingual Project Assistant, Niseko Alpine Developments [NISADE] [Sapporo]

Via JETWit.com. Position: Bilingual Project Assistant Posted by: Niseko Alpine Developments [NISADE] Location: Sapporo Start Date: N/A Posted Aug. 5, 2013 Overview: Niseko Alpine Developments [NISADE] is the largest fully integrated property specialist delivering design, construction and hotel operations for luxury accommodation in Niseko. … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: 20 Years of Docomo Cell Phone Design

NTT Docomo, one of Japan’s big-three cell-phone providers, recently showcased all the models of its cell phones dating back to 1987 at Tokyo Design Week 2012. DesignBoom’s coverage of the event, “Evolution of the Mobile Phone by Docomo,” includes photos of … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Designer Nori

After the destruction the earthquake and tsunami caused in Tohoku in March 2011, Miyagi-based seaweed shop owner Umino Hiroyuki got creative, asking Tokyo advertising agency I&S BDDO to help him create an online campaign to rebuild their business.  In the … Continue reading

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Blog Review: Spoon & Tamago

As someone who works for an art magazine, I try to keep abreast of the latest in Japanese design. One website that I am particularly fond of is Spoon & Tamago. Created by husband-wife team Johnny (Tamago) and Tomomi (Spoon), this … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Apple Stencils

It’s autumn in Japan, which means the apple crop is in! The large size of Japanese apples is famous among those who have lived here, but how many of you have seen a designer apple? About four years ago, there … Continue reading

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Fun Link(s) Friday: Halloween Bento Roundup 2012

Add a bit of spooky fun to your lunch this October with some of these Halloween-themed bentos from around the web! Neatorama has two collections of Halloween bento this year: “Delightful Halloween Bento Boxes” and “More Halloween Bento Boxes.” Wendy … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Sapore dei Mobili

“Baby castella” (ベビー・カステラ), the globular egg cakes cooked in molds at Japanese festivals, were originally brought to Japan from Portugal. Japanese designer Ryosuke Fukusada and Portuguese designer Rui Pereira have collaborated on a design project called Sapore dei Mobili that … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: The Design Journal 16:4 (‘Dezain no genjo: Design in contemporary Japan’)

Deadline: 1 August 2012 Few nations have seen the public image of their design and manufacturing sector change so quickly and drastically as Japan since 2000. Postwar Japan’s manufacturing-intensive economy and promotion of private consumption fostered the development of design … Continue reading

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FLF: 100 Examples of Japanese Municipal Flags

A friend of mine sent an old post from Web Designer Depot of 100 Examples of Japanese Municipal Flags I thought worth sharing. From the Web Designer Depot: These flags feature highly stylized bicolor geometric symbols, often incorporating Japanese or Latin characters, making them especially … Continue reading

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