Design influences – Japan.

randomly found on flickrSome of the most interesting, and exciting design influences come from other cultures. They’re just for lack of a better word: foreign. It’s intriguing to see typography that’s illegible, but tells a story just the same. Other cultures don’t have the same biases, or visual fears that Americans share. Their design aesthetics are often more colorful, and random than anything we could imagine.

Japanese culture, and design is especially intriguing. It’s bold, colorful, playful, and exotic. They use funny cute characters as spokespersons. Japanese product design looks more like a comic book than a sales piece…

When we find bits that are interesting, or influential in a small way. We tend to pack-rat them. Every-so-often we’ll share a few with you. Here’s the first one on Japan. link

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