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Utilizing the Creator’s Diary: Using the Lower Half for Projects Freely

2/17/2017 Editor's Blog, Products Eriko Fujitani 4 min read

The Creator’s Diary presently being sold at D-BROS is a Gantt Chart-type diary wherein each day’s schedule is written on the upper, vertically-lined part, and the plans for each task or project is written on the lower, horizontally-lined part.   A Section for Projects is Important The greatest feature of this diary is its lower half which is a section for projects. It is formatted…

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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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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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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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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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Drinking Glasses Abounding in Their Designers’ Playful Creativity and Meticulousness

7/27/2016 Editor's Blog, Products Eriko Fujitani 4 min read

Today I’d like to share with you a product that we recommend for summer. There’s something a little special about our D-BROS drinking glasses that make them more fun each time you use them. Anyone who holds one of these glasses for the first time is always astounded, making it one of our popular gift products. This is our “Method of Drinking Fairy Tale” glass….

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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…