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Announcing All of Our 2018 D-BROS Calendars!

9/13/2017 Information, Products Eriko Fujitani 7 min read

For all of you who have been looking forward to our D-BROS calendars every year, the wait is over! Just like in past years, our designers have come up with the highest quality calendars, reflecting their passion and dedication. For the first time ever, we are featuring all of our 2018 calendars in this magazine today! For 2018, KIGI designers Ryosuke Uehara and Yoshie Watanabe,…

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Bamboo Chopsticks

8/18/2017 Aya Iida, Designer's Blog, Products Aya Iida 6 min read

In our studies into Japan’s traditional crafts, we have deepened our understanding of kamon (family crests), and at the same time, we’ve pursued our interest in obento (boxed lunch) culture which has a profound history. For modern bento boxes, we must also have the best chopsticks, so we’ve embarked on creating a new chopstick design. First, we researched the kinds of chopsticks that are out…

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Creator’s Diary 2018: From Start to Finish (Finished Product)

8/15/2017 Designer's Blog, Products, Ren Yamakawa Ren Yamakawa 5 min read

Hello, I am the designer Ren Yamanaka. This post is a continuation of my previous post about the Creator’s Diary. (If you’re interested in reading the first part, this is the link: “Creator’s Diary 2018: From Start to Finish (An Introduction).”) The subject of this post is the finished product, so I would like to talk about the colors of the covers, which is one…

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Our New Cups and Saucers are Now on Sale at our GINZA SIX Store and Web Store!

7/31/2017 Editor's Blog, Products Eriko Fujitani 3 min read

Embodying surprise, D-BROS’s “Cup & Saucer” is one of our popular products wherein the pattern on the saucer is reflected on the cup which has a mirrored finish. Together with the opening of our D-BROS GINZASIX store, 12 new cup and saucer designs make their debut! When we asked the two designers of KIGI who were in charge of the art direction for these new…

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A Book About Kamon, Exclusively for Our GINZA SIX Store

7/14/2017 Designer's Blog, Products, Takuma Fukuzawa Takuma Fukuzawa 5 min read

The first time we conceptualized this book was about two years ago. We are a Japanese graphic design company, and in making this, we first started by learning about Japan’s traditional crafts. Among these crafts, we focused our attention on kamon, or family crests. We found out that there are about 20,000 of these family crests in Japan. We also learned that there are many…

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D-BROS’s Traditional Crafts Project “D-BROS at GINZA SIX” Wins the ADC Member Award!

7/7/2017 Information, Products Eriko Fujitani 3 min read

The 2017 ADC Awards were announced recently, and D-BROS’s traditional crafts project “D-BROS at GINZA SIX” won an ADC Member Award! The ADC Awards are given by the Tokyo Art Directors Club which was founded in 1952, and are chosen by all 75 members of the club. Judging on submitted works ranging from posters, newspapers, magazines, TV commercials and others, the members choose the year’s…

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Creator’s Diary 2018: From Start to Finish (An Introduction)

7/5/2017 Designer's Blog, Information, Products, Ren Yamakawa Ren Yamakawa 4 min read

Hello, I am the designer Ren Yamakawa. Along with assistant director Mr. Iwanaga, I’ve been chosen to be in charge of the 2018 Creator’s Diary. This post is “an introduction,” so I’d like to talk about my view of the Creator’s Diary as the person in charge of it for the very first time. Truthfully speaking, I’ve never been aware of the Creator’s Diary until…

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Lacquered Bunkobako (Stationery and Letter Boxes): Traditional Crafts Meet Limited Edition Products to Commemorate the Opening of D-BROS GINZA SIX

6/7/2017 Aya Iida, Designer's Blog, Products Aya Iida 4 min read

In commemoration of the opening of GINZA SIX, we’ve created bunkobako, which are beautiful stationery and letter boxes, utilizing the art of lacquering, one of Japan’s signature traditional crafts. A union of genuine lacquer ware from Yamada Heiando, an officially appointed lacquer ware purveyor to the Imperial Household Agency, and D-BROS’s modern graphic design, there are only four of these limited edition boxes in the…

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The D-BROS GINZA SIX STORE, A New Concept Store by D-BROS is Now Open!

5/31/2017 Editor's Blog, Information, Products Eriko Fujitani 6 min read

Last April 20th, D-BROS’s new store opened at GINZA SIX, the new, much-talked-about facility in Ginza, Tokyo. Most of the array of products at this store are based on the theme of “traditional Japanese culture,” and were especially developed for GINZA SIX. Designers embarked on challenges that have never been done before, and they all started by examining traditional culture and techniques. From this fusion…