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Japanese Food Type

Posted by rod - 28.01.2011

Now this is cool. Japanese Designer Masaaki Hiromura merged Japanese typography (Kanji) with signs or food symbols. Combining these two elements makes it easier to understand Japanese characters. But it is also entirely readable by Japanese/Chinese speakers. If you love this post you may want to see a similar approach designed by Johnson Banks, Learn Chinese with Mandagrams. via jeanniejeannie

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New/Old Japan airlines logo

Posted by rod - 26.01.2011

Japan Airlines announced that they would change its logo from April 1, 2011. Here is a snippet of the press release.

“The motif that will be used is of a soaring Japanese red-crown crane with its wings extended in full flight – an auspicious icon of Japan representing the high spirits of the Japanese people and their sensitive attention to detail. First registered as a trademark of Japan Airlines in August 1959, the circular crane mark was painted on the entire fleet during the period of JAL’s international network expansion. It stayed a main feature of the JAL livery for more than 40 years and became an unmistakable image representing Japan Airlines and the country it connected the world with. Bearing this mark on its aircraft, JAL displayed the uniqueness and progress of Japan to the world and it often invoked a sense of pride and familiarity in many Japanese as well as its loyal customers.

The symbol of the crane has come to be associated with the nation’s distinct hallmarks of pristine quality and reliability. For customers, JAL is determined to safeguard these values of the Japanese culture and to continue reflecting its quintessential hospitality from the heart in the airline’s authentic services – a promise that is now embodied in the Group’s new corporate policy unveiled today.”

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Godzilla film poster

Posted by rod - 24.01.2011

Now this is a nice looking Japanese Godzilla poster quite cute actually. via underconsideration

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Anatomy of Mystical Japanese Monsters

Posted by rod - 06.01.2011

In 1967 Illustrator Shogu Endo created these awesome drawings of the anatomy of mystical Japanese monsters. Which one is your favorite monster? via huntinglodge

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How to Wrap Five More Eggs: Traditional Japanese Packaging

Posted by rod - 16.12.2010

How to wrap 5 more eggs should be in everyone’s book shelf who is interested in traditional Japanese packaging. Flicking through the book: pictures of packaging and a brief comment which explains what the packaging is for and when it was made. Hideyuki Oka is behind this impressive collected that varies from woven straw egg carriers to ceremonial gift boxes. If you love this book you will defiantly love these traditional Japanese packaging designs.

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Cuisine Jap

Posted by rod - 13.12.2010

Cuisine Jap is an animation created by Beckoury Amine. The story is about an young Japanese chef who hated his elder chef.  Whilst the old chef prepared the meals the young one tries to do everything in his power to ruin the customers food. Instead of ruining it he came up with what is now known as Maki, Yakitori, and Sushi. The customer turned out to be a well known food critic who loved the new creations and the restaurant got famous.

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Suntory japanese tea packaging

Posted by rod - 12.11.2010

Suntory Japanese Oolong Tea – Daikoho packaging

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Vintage Japanese warrior images

Posted by rod - 04.11.2010

Vintage Japanese warrior images via FFFFOUND!

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Japanese Hiragana in 3D

Posted by rod - 01.11.2010

Hideo Kanbara created one symbol of the Japanese Hiragana scripts in to 3D.

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Sugoi Sushi

Posted by rod - 29.10.2010

Love Sushi and art? Then you could get yourself a Sugoi Sushi silkscreen print, hand printed by Peskimo. More inspiration from Japan here.

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Hukkokudo hero coffee series packaging

Posted by rod - 27.10.2010

These are great! Dydo has launched a series of coffee’s, featuring either a Sengoku or Bakumatsu warrior on their packaging. For more Japanese inspiration click here. via japantrends

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Toraya – Traditional Japanese confectionery, Wagashi

Posted by rod - 25.10.2010

Oh I need to visit the Toraya shop when I get to Japan. “Wagashi are traditional Japanese confections that evolved into an art form in the ancient Imperial capital, Kyoto. The character pronounced ‘wa‘ denotes things Japanese, while the characters for ‘gashi‘, an alliteration of kashi, have come to mean confections. Wagashi represent the essence of Japanese culture, and continue to be vital force in Japanese life.”

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Japanese Sword Hilts

Posted by rod - 22.10.2010

The Sword guard, called tsuba in Japanese, protects the swordsman’s hand from making contact with the blade. Some of them where beautifully decorated with monks, dragons and typical Japanese elements.

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Japanese Patterns

Posted by rod - 15.10.2010

A self initiated illustration project by Pierre Marly based on 18th century Japanese woodblock prints. If you love this check out this project

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Kodomo Moji Japanese typeface

Posted by rod - 14.10.2010

Kodomo Moji: A Japanese typeface to be used for children’s print-media. Designed by Amanda Olson

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Traditional Japanese patterns in type

Posted by rod - 11.10.2010

An experimental design project created by Andreas Leonidou who used traditional Japanese patterns on type.

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Sumo wrestling at the (両国国技館, Ryogoku Kokugikan)

Posted by rod - 24.09.2010

A few pictures of the Sumo wrestling stadium (両国国技館, Ryōgoku Kokugikan) located in Tokyo, Japan. I really like the pictures of the outside wall paintings. via tsperspective

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Japanese restaurant identity Seiji

Posted by rod - 21.09.2010

Seiji identity japanese restaurant

Logo, stationery & menu design for Seiji “the best Japanese haute cuisine restaurant in Moscow” designed by stassipovich

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