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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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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…