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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 Job To Protect Our Culture of Flowers

7/27/2017 Designer's Blog, Shoichi Maehara Shoichi Maehara 5 min read

Hello, I am Shoichi Maebara. Today I’d like to share with you what I do. I am involved in a project called the “Zenkoku Koukousei Hana Ike Battle” (All-Japan High School Flower Arranging Battle). Flower arranging? Battle? This is a string of words that you probably aren’t used to hearing together. If you’re wondering what it is, teams of high school students freely arrange flowers…

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Folding Fans and Sophistication

7/19/2017 Designer's Blog, Kazuya Iwanaga Kazuya Iwanaga 6 min read

Hello, I am the designer Kazuya Iwanaga. Today I’d like to talk about our folding fans which are featured at our newly-opened store in GINZA SIX. Just as Mr. Fukuzawa wrote in his blog post, we first conceptualized these products two years ago. When it was first decided that we will make a book about kamon, or family crests, we also wanted people to rediscover…

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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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Part 6 of a Dialogue with Satoru Miyata – The D-BROS GINZA SIX Store as a New Endeavor

7/10/2017 Dialogue with Satoru Miyata Eriko Fujitani 9 min read

–It’s been almost two months since the opening of the D-BROS GINZA SIX store. Please tell us again what D-BROS wants to do and convey at a place such as Ginza, and about D-BROS’s activities at GINZA SIX. miyata:First, there is the relationship between a globalized, modern society and the Japanese people’s way of life. In Japan, there are four seasons, flowers bloom in profusion,…

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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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Yokohama’s Point of Origin

6/27/2017 Asako Koyama, Designer's Blog Asako Koyama 4 min read

Hello, I am the designer Asako Koyama. Presently, I am working on architecture-related work, so I love walking around and looking at architectural structures. Yokohama is my hometown, and there are so many buildings in Yokohama that I recommend, but I especially want you to see “Osanbashi Yokohama.” Its formal name is “Osanbashi Yokohama International Passenger Terminal.” It’s mainly a terminal for passenger ships from…

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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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Doppelganger

6/14/2017 Arisa Okada, Designer's Blog Arisa Okada 4 min read

Hello, I am Arisa Okada, and I’ve just joined DRAFT this April. Today, I’d like to share with you what I did for my art graduation project. There was a time when I really believed that I had a doppelganger – someone who was just like me. A series of events made me think this way – I was constantly told “Thank you as always,”…