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The Meanings in Kamon

2/9/2018 Editor's Blog, Products Eriko Fujitani 7 min read

Kamon, or family crests, have been used since ancient times to indicate lineage and social status. Originally, in order to distinguish oneself from other people of the same clan, that person would create his own trade name using the name of his land, etc. which became his last name later on. As of this year, it is said that approximately 20,000 kamon exist. Did you…

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We Have Begun Offering a “Kamon Imprinting Service” at our GINZA SIX Store

1/30/2018 Information Eriko Fujitani 3 min read

We opened our store at GINZA SIX as a way of handing down Japan’s traditional crafts to future generations. In this light, we as graphic designers conceptualized our kamon (family crest) line with the desire to pass on beautiful kamon, which is said to be the origin of graphic design in Japan, to succeeding generations. Since ancient times, kamon was proudly handed down as a…

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Part 7 of a Dialogue with Satoru Miyata: Handing Down the 24 Terms of the Solar Year

12/21/2017 Akiko Sekimoto, Dialogue with Satoru Miyata, Interview, Products Eriko Fujitani 14 min read

Our popular “24 Terms of the Solar Year Calendar” was created based on a new theme which we at D-BROS have never used before. Why did we pick the 24 terms of the solar year at this point in time? What did we want to convey using a calendar? We present a dialogue between Akiko Sekimoto, the designer of the calendar, and Mr. Satoru Miyata….

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Interview with the Designer of “Memory”: “I Want this to be Something that Means Something to Someone”

12/14/2017 Interview, Products Eriko Fujitani 6 min read

A Calendar That Dreams Up Stories -How did you conceptualize the 2018 calendar “Memory?” Recently, I’ve been wanting to paint pictures in watercolor, because it’s been a while since the 2014 calendar “Dear Bear” which was also done in watercolor. ▼2014 calendar “Dear Bear” -The vibe of the art materials is rather different. That’s right. I also wanted to mix photos and pictures, but I wasn’t…

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Interview with the Designers of the 2018 D-BROS Typeface Calendar: Aiming for a Design where Nothing Feels Out of Place

11/28/2017 Interview, Kazuya Iwanaga, Products, Ren Yamakawa Eriko Fujitani 10 min read

D-BROS’ “Typeface Calendar” is a series of calendars utilizing the beauty and special characteristics of typefaces. Each year, a typeface is chosen for that year’s theme, and for 2018, the typeface chosen was “Avant Garde.” At first glance, the calendar might look plain and simple but in reality, it’s chock-full of meticulous details that can only come from a design company. We spoke to Mr….

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Interview with the Designers of the 2018 D-BROS Calendar “I Want To Be…”

10/25/2017 Arisa Okada, Interview, Products, Takuma Fukuzawa Eriko Fujitani 7 min read

A calendar that you can enjoy each and every day – The calendar this year has stickers you can you attach to the calendar, right? Fukuzawa: That’s right. Our goal was to make a fun calendar that’s very D-BROS, and one where our customers can participate in. – What was the design theme? Okada: This time, the theme was “transformation.” A polar bear becomes a…

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New Gift Boxes for our Flower Vases Exclusively Available at GINZA SIX!

9/21/2017 Information Eriko Fujitani 3 min read

Our “Flower Vase” vases are very popular as small gifts and souvenirs. At our GINZA SIX store, we now offer gift boxes for our flower vases that are perfect for such gifts. Last weekend, we launched new box designs exclusively available at GINZA SIX! Vividly colored flowers and the word “Ginza” adorn the boxes. There are 4 kinds: 2 regular-sized boxes, and 2 mini-sized boxes…

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Announcing All of Our 2018 D-BROS Calendars!

9/13/2017 Information, Products Eriko Fujitani 7 min read

For all of you who have been looking forward to our D-BROS calendars every year, the wait is over! Just like in past years, our designers have come up with the highest quality calendars, reflecting their passion and dedication. For the first time ever, we are featuring all of our 2018 calendars in this magazine today! For 2018, KIGI designers Ryosuke Uehara and Yoshie Watanabe,…

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Our New Cups and Saucers are Now on Sale at our GINZA SIX Store and Web Store!

7/31/2017 Editor's Blog, Products Eriko Fujitani 3 min read

Embodying surprise, D-BROS’s “Cup & Saucer” is one of our popular products wherein the pattern on the saucer is reflected on the cup which has a mirrored finish. Together with the opening of our D-BROS GINZASIX store, 12 new cup and saucer designs make their debut! When we asked the two designers of KIGI who were in charge of the art direction for these new…

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Part 6 of a Dialogue with Satoru Miyata – The D-BROS GINZA SIX Store as a New Endeavor

7/10/2017 Dialogue with Satoru Miyata Eriko Fujitani 9 min read

–It’s been almost two months since the opening of the D-BROS GINZA SIX store. Please tell us again what D-BROS wants to do and convey at a place such as Ginza, and about D-BROS’s activities at GINZA SIX. miyata:First, there is the relationship between a globalized, modern society and the Japanese people’s way of life. In Japan, there are four seasons, flowers bloom in profusion,…