Tokyo Signs - Products inspired by the streets of Tokyo

Tokyo Signs – Products inspired by the streets of Tokyo

Recently Bento Graphics Inc. – a Tokyo based graphics & web design studio (& the studio behind DMIJ) – launched a new brand called Tokyo Signs which creates:

Products inspired by the streets of Tokyo

The IdeaTokyo Signs - Products inspired by the streets of Tokyo

The design team was looking for an outlet for the visual delights one can encounter at every turn in the busy Tokyo streets. Their aim was to “capture everything we encounter in the Japanese streetscape: Sign boards, advertising, traffic signs, storefronts, neon lights, street art and everything in-between.”
The team uses these kinds of inspirations to create “fresh graphics for products which are a tribute to Tokyo and its visual street culture.”


The Products

Tokyo Signs - Products inspired by the streets of Tokyo - Tshirt

Top left to bottom right: Tokyo Roadmarks, Tactile Paving (for blind people), Tokyo Bicycle (roadmark stencil), Shinjuku Station Signage (the signage for various platforms and trains), Roadmarks leggings. More products to come soon!

Tokyo Signs - Products inspired by the streets of Tokyo - Shinujuku Station Signage T-shirt Tokyo Signs - Products inspired by the streets of Tokyo - Tactile Paving Tote Bag Tokyo Signs - Products inspired by the streets of Tokyo - Tokyo Roadmark Tshirt Tokyo Signs - Products inspired by the streets of Tokyo - Tokyo Roadmark Tshirt (black on black) Tokyo Signs - Products inspired by the streets of Tokyo - Bicycle Roadmark Tshirt Tokyo Signs - Products inspired by the streets of Tokyo - Roadmarks Leggings Tokyo Signs - Products inspired by the streets of Tokyo - Onigiri Busters Tokyo Signs - Products inspired by the streets of Tokyo - Brand Label

The Identity & Website

The Tokyo Signs logo takes cues from the glittering neon signs and the Kanji character for Tokyo (東京). The thick line style will be also applied to illustrations.

The homepage of the web shopping site resembles a short stroll in the a Japanese street. The photos are fed by their Instagram account and the products sprinkled in-between pay tribute to their surrounding with street inspired graphics and patterns. After each site reload the layout reorders like the fast changing Japanese cityscape.

Tokyo Signs - Illustrations Tokyo Signs - Products inspired by the streets of Tokyo - Website Layout

Visit the newly launched Tokyo Signs site here:
tokyosigns.com

Tokyo Signs can be followed under these accounts:
Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

Author Information


Founder & designer at Tokyo based Bento Graphics Inc. Specialities are corporate identity design, interface design, user experience design and website/mobile development with responsive design.

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