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Friday Finds Japanese Design

Found this little gem which thankfully had pictures and some English text. Design of Design is written by Kenya Hara, a leading design mind and the designer of the opening and closing ceremonies of the 1998 Nagano winter Olympic games. 

 

  Super cool book. Thankfully it has pictures! 

Super cool book. Thankfully it has pictures! 

I don't know the context for this three-part framework for information—clarity, creativity, joy/humor—but I absolutely love it. 

   

 

And the framework seems to apply to product design...

  This CD player looks like the Nest Protect doesn't it?

This CD player looks like the Nest Protect doesn't it?

...and information design. Want a clear, creative, and fun passport stamp? Look no further!

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You can buy a slightly different English language version of this book called Designing Design on Amazon.

Read more about Kenya Hara.