Using the Creator’s Diary in the Most Fundamental Way Part 1: The Horizontal Part (Gantt Chart) is Essential

12/13/2018 Uncategorized Eriko Fujitani 7 min read

The Creator’s Diary is a diary combining a vertical part for managing your daily schedule and a horizontal part (a Gantt Chart) for planning projects. Are you wondering why it’s formatted this way? Actually, the forerunner of this diary were schedule organizing sheets handmade by DRAFT designers. How to set aside more time for tasks and for learning when every day is a busy day?…


Interview with Ryosuke Uehara of KIGI, Designer of the 2019 “365’19” Calendar

12/12/2018 Uncategorized dbrostokyo 5 min read

The Fun in Designing Simply –What were your thoughts that generated this calendar? I designed the 2016 version simply by using the typeface Helvetica which I really liked. I remembered how much fun I had designing simply. The calendars I’ve designed so far have had elaborate processes, but designing simply feels like a life-or-death chess problem, where the design is increasingly pared down. It’s the…


Interview with Yoshie Watanabe of KIGI, the Designer of the 2019 Calendar “Memory’s Door”

12/10/2018 Uncategorized Eriko Fujitani 4 min read

Tracing Back to Childhood Memories –Where did the idea of opening a door to reveal illustrations for a calendar come from? The idea of opening and closing for a 3D effect came from Mr. Uehara (laughs). –This year’s title is “Memory’s Door.” Last year’s title was “Memory” too, right? ▲The 2018 Calendar “Memory” I used old photos as last year’s motif, but this time I…


Our 2019 Calendars and Diary are Now on Sale!

9/12/2018 Uncategorized Eriko Fujitani 7 min read

Many of our customers look forward to our D-BROS calendars every year. Finally, our 2019 calendars and Creator’s Diary are now on sale! Since it’s something you’ll use every day for a year, we want it to be fun, and we hope that you’ll enjoy it as part of your décor. As always, our designers included thoughtful details and fun tricks in our calendars (5…


“Time Paper” – A Clock that Can be Enjoyed Like a Poster

5/16/2018 Uncategorized Eriko Fujitani 5 min read

D-BROS’ “Time Paper” is a new type of clock that changes the very idea of how a clock should be. Here, we introduce our “Time Paper,” which can be attached and reattached to a wall like a poster, and can be a fun way of enjoying interior design.   The Catalyst was Casting Aside Preconceived Notions and Impressions A clock is a special object in…


An Interview about “Color Drops,” the New Flower Vases

4/24/2018 Uncategorized Eriko Fujitani 5 min read

“Color Drops,” the latest product line in the “Flower Vase” series is finally on sale. This is the 17th iteration of “Flower Vase,” and it features a pop design with paint colors seemingly dripping from the rim. We asked the duo behind KIGI, who was in charge of the art direction, about this line’s design. –The new line is called “Color Drops.” How did the…


The Meanings in Kamon

2/9/2018 Uncategorized 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…


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

12/21/2017 Uncategorized 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….


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

12/14/2017 Uncategorized 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…


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

11/28/2017 Uncategorized 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….