Utilizing the Creator’s Diary: Using the Lower Half for Projects Freely

2/17/2017 Editor's Blog, Products Eriko Fujitani 4 min read

The Creator’s Diary presently being sold at D-BROS is a Gantt Chart-type diary wherein each day’s schedule is written on the upper, vertically-lined part, and the plans for each task or project is written on the lower, horizontally-lined part.   A Section for Projects is Important The greatest feature of this diary is its lower half which is a section for projects. It is formatted…


We Asked the Designer of the 2017 D-BROS Calendar “Typeface Calendar” About His Thoughts on the Calendar’s Production Process

2/14/2017 Interview, Kazuya Iwanaga, Products Eriko Fujitani 11 min read

The calendars in our classic Typeface Calendar series are simple calendars that utilize the beauty and characteristics of the typeface itself. Since the calendar’s launch in 2007, we’ve chosen a typeface each year to serve as that year’s calendar theme. For its tenth year, we’ve chosen the serif typeface Garamond, which is a classic example of an Old Roman font, to use in the 2017…


Get Our Calendars and Diaries at Reasonable Prices. Our Winter Sale has Begun!

2/9/2017 Information Eriko Fujitani 4 min read

Our 2017 calendars and diaries are now on sale at our D-BROS WEB STORE! If you’ve been curious about our calendars and diaries or haven’t bought them yet, now’s your chance. As Mr. Miyata, the president of our company DRAFT, says, “preparation is courage.” It is important to have a plan – this is the way to achieve your goals. To schedule your time and…


The Life of a Designer, Vol. 5: Mr. Kazuya Iwanaga Tells us About His Everyday Life

2/1/2017 Interview, Kazuya Iwanaga Chi-na Lee 9 min read

In this series of “The Life of a Designer,” we ask DRAFT designers involved in the development of D-BROS products about their daily lives, in a Q&A format. In their answers to our simple questions, their daily lives are revealed. We talked to Mr. Kazuya Iwanaga for the fifth volume in this series. –In this fifth volume, we would like to talk to Mr. Kazuya…


What I’ve Discovered While Walking Around

1/23/2017 Designer's Blog, Hiroka Osada Hiroka Osada 3 min read

Hello, I’m Osada, a designer. One of the things that I’m doing for the condominium that the real estate company Mitsui Fudosan is building in Musashi Kosugi is creating a free newspaper that highlights the town. The latest issue is a special feature on Todoroki Ryokuchi, a park with sports facilities and a museum that I’ve often visited for location hunting. I’d like to share…


A New D-BROS Store Will Open This Spring!

1/20/2017 Information Eriko Fujitani 2 min read

On April 20, 2017, our new D-BROS store will open in Ginza, Tokyo! It will be located at GINZA SIX, a new commercial facility set to open at Ginza 6-chome, with the announcement about its opening having been extensively covered by the media recently. The Ginza store will be our new enterprise and flagship store. In recent years, visitors from overseas have increased. Ginza has…


This is How I Use My Creator’s Diary (by the Sales Team)

12/21/2016 Editor's Blog, Interview, Products Eriko Fujitani 20 min read

One of D-BROS’s mainstay products, the accordion-type Creator’s Diary, is a commercial version of the diaries that our designers and producers actually used during the production process of past projects. Naturally, all DRAFT company employees use the Creator’s Diary, but their ways of using the diary differ. For this D-BROS MAGAZINE post, we asked how company employees use their diaries, how they organize their schedules,…


We Asked Ryosuke Uehara of KIGI, the Designer of the D-BROS 2017 Calendar “FOLD 12 |’17” about his Thoughts on the Calendar’s Production Process

12/15/2016 Interview, Products Eriko Fujitani 7 min read

Ryosuke Uehara’s calendar for 2017 is called “FOLD 12 |’17.” This is the sixth year of this 3-D calendar where you can turn the pages and hold them in place using an attached clip. A new feature of “folding” was added to this calendar, so we asked him about the ideas that are incorporated in the calendar, and his thoughts on the production process.  …


What Gathering Information and Conducting Interviews Are All About

11/24/2016 Designer's Blog, Kenichi Tanaka Kenichi Tanaka 6 min read

Hello, it’s me, the designer Kenichi Tanaka. Usually, I mainly work on graphics and web design and production but recently, I’ve become a photography enthusiast, and I’ve been tasked to photograph small-scale interviews. I was in Musashi Kosugi and Shinmaruko the other day with my teammate Watanabe to gather information and conduct interviews for Mitsui Fudosan. This real estate company is going to build a…


I Made Letters Travel

11/10/2016 Designer's Blog, Jun Saito Jun Saito 3 min read

Sometimes, I conduct experiments on a lark. There was once a time when I thought, I’d like to make letters travel. That’s because I love traveling myself. I love traveling because even the things that I’m used to in daily life feel new again; and I can re-think things, as if I’ve become a baby again where everything feels fresh. To a baby, various things…