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Message by Issey Miyake

Issey Miyako Inc. came up with a fun idea to promote the launch of their limited-edition product range MESSAGE for the “special” season.

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Christmas has always been a season to send messages to loved ones, therefore the company created a nifty online messaging tool. Upon entering some text the tool will generate the whole message in an alphabet created from the product photos which can be shared or downloaded.

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The animated alphabet looks slightly inspired by Bauhaus and soviet-constructivism which is supported through additional geometrical shapes and the use of the traditional Japanese lacquerware colour Arai-shu (洗朱). Additionally, each letter is preset with a sound which creates a sort of unique soundtrack when playing back your message.

We tried out luck here with the rather unimaginative message “Design Made in Japan”:

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An Issey Miyake shop window displaying the MESSAGE products.

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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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