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The Life of a Designer, Vol. 6: Mr. Takuma Fukuzawa Tells us About His Everyday Life

6/21/2017 Interview, Takuma Fukuzawa Chi-na Lee 6 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. We talked to Mr. Takuma Fukuzawa for the sixth volume in this series. –In this sixth volume, we would like to talk to Mr. Takuma Fukuzawa who worked on D-BROS’s “JUMP” animal calendar. Thank you for your…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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.  …

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The Life of a Designer, Vol. 4: Ms. Aya Iida Tells us About Her Everyday Life

10/25/2016 Aya Iida, Interview Chi-na Lee 7 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 Ms. Aya Iida for the fourth volume in this series. –In this fourth volume, we would like to talk to Ms. Aya…

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We Asked the Designers of the 2017 D-BROS Calendar “JUMP” About Their Thoughts on the Production Process (Part 2)

10/17/2016 Asako Koyama, Interview, Products, Takuma Fukuzawa Eriko Fujitani 5 min read

This is part 2 of our interview with Takuma Fukuzawa and Asako Koyama, the designers of “JUMP,” the D-BROS animal calendar for 2017. In part 1, they talked about behind-the-scenes stories about their work on “JUMP.” In this post, we asked about the differences between their usual work in advertising and monozukuri (making things) with D-BROS, and their thoughts about working. >>Click here for “We…

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We Asked the Designers of the 2017 D-BROS Calendar “JUMP” About Their Thoughts on the Production Process (Part 1)

10/13/2016 Asako Koyama, Interview, Products, Takuma Fukuzawa Eriko Fujitani 7 min read

Finally, our 2017 calendars and Creator’s Diary are now available at our Web Store. Every year, our calendar from our animal series is highly popular, with last year’s version selling out in November. In this post, we talk to art director Takuma Fukuzawa and designer Asako Koyama about their thoughts on the production process of this year’s animal calendar. – The 2016 animal calendar was…

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The Life of a Designer, Vol. 3: Mr. Yuichiro Katsume Tells us About His Everyday Life

7/8/2016 Interview Chi-na Lee 10 min read

–For the third volume in “The Life of a Designer,” we talked to Mr. Katsumata, who isn’t a graphic designer but a design engineer. Thank you for allowing us to interview you. Katsume: Thank you too. –Is there anything that you do without fail when you first arrive at the office in the morning? Katsume: It’s not that I do it everyday without fail, but…

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The Life of a Designer, Vol. 2: Ms. Asako Koyama Tells us About Her Everyday Life

6/8/2016 Interview Chi-na Lee 10 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. We unravel their daily lives based on simple questions that we ask. In this second volume, we talk to Ms. Asako Koyama. –The response to the first volume with Mr. Kouta Sugiyama was great, so now we’re happy to continue with volume…