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Sophisticated Handkerchiefs

8/24/2017 Designer's Blog, Kazuya Iwanaga Kazuya Iwanaga 7 min read

Hello, I am the designer Iwanaga. This is a continuation of my previous post, and it is about a product (handkerchiefs) available at the our newly-opened store in GINZA SIX. As I’ve written in my previous post, it took two years from the conceptualization of our kamon (family crest) products up until their launch. When it was decided that we would create a book that…

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Folding Fans and Sophistication

7/19/2017 Designer's Blog, Kazuya Iwanaga Kazuya Iwanaga 6 min read

Hello, I am the designer Kazuya Iwanaga. Today I’d like to talk about our folding fans which are featured at our newly-opened store in GINZA SIX. Just as Mr. Fukuzawa wrote in his blog post, we first conceptualized these products two years ago. When it was first decided that we will make a book about kamon, or family crests, we also wanted people to rediscover…

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Creator’s Diary 2017: From Start to Finish (Finished Product)

10/11/2016 Designer's Blog, Kazuya Iwanaga, Products Kazuya Iwanaga 2 min read

Hello, it’s me, designer Kazuya Iwanaga. Today I’d like to talk about the 2017 Creator’s Diary. After much trial and error, our Creator’s Diary for 2017 is finally complete. Every year, it takes about half a year until we have a finished product – from the planning and designing stage where we gather users’ opinions and talk about them, to organizing everything. The distinct features…

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Creator’s Diary 2017: From Start to Finish (The Fore Edge)

5/26/2016 Designer's Blog, Kazuya Iwanaga, Products Kazuya Iwanaga 2 min read

Hello, I’m Iwanaga, the designer. Today I’d like to tell you more about the Creator’s Diary. Specifically, I’m going to talk about the year that’s printed on the fore edge of the diary. The Creator’s Diary is structured like an accordion, and by utilizing its construction, we’ve printed the year on the fore edge of the diary since 2012 so that it’s easy to tell…

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Creator’s Diary 2017: From Start to Finish (Useful Information)

5/6/2016 Designer's Blog, Kazuya Iwanaga, Products Kazuya Iwanaga 2 min read

Hello, I am Kazuya Iwanaga, the designer of last year’s Creator’s Diary. I’ve also been tasked to design this year’s Creator’s Diary, and today I’d like to talk about the information written on the flip side of the diary. The front part of the Creator’s Diary contains the diary, and the flip side contains space for writing notes and memos. As might be expected from…

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Creator’s Diary: From Start to Finish (Completed Version)

10/30/2015 Designer's Blog, Kazuya Iwanaga Kazuya Iwanaga 1 min read

Hello, I am Kazuya Iwanaga, the designer of the Creator’s Diary. Today I’m also going to talk about the diary. The 2016 D-BROS Creator’s Diary has finally been completed. This year, we are offering it in a regular size and a mini size, and in 3 colors: red, black and white. Thankfully, the red and black versions were very popular so we are offering the…

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CREATOR’S DIARY: From Start to Finish (Main Body)

10/22/2015 Designer's Blog, Kazuya Iwanaga Kazuya Iwanaga 1 min read

Hello, I am Kazuya Iwanaga, the designer of the Creator’s Diary. Today I will talk about the diary’s main body. With an accordion body, it was actually quite difficult to bind the diary. That’s because there are separator lines that match the page folds; and since a few years back, we’ve put the year in the edges. All of the folds are also done by…