DesignLSM Brands Kanuka Tea House

Kanuka is a specialist loose-leaf tea company based in St Albans; a family run business created by John and Beth Hesler and Sophie Taylor. The original concept was said to have been inspired by an unusual Christmas gift, namely, an expensive kettle that gave John the idea of “creating a unique tea blend that would […]
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Root Creates Branding for ‘Crab Meet’ Restaurant

Following the opening of their restaurant in Moscow, ‘The Russians’ decided to bring their new diner concept, which is built around king crab meat sourced in the Far East, to London and approached Shoreditch-based design agency Root to create a distinct, stand out visual identity. “Our challenge was to communicate the Korean and Japanese influence and […]
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Final Logo Design Chosen for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The official logo of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has been revealed. Dubbed “Harmonised Chequered Emblem”, the winning logo was selected from 15,000 entries submitted in an open-call competition. “Chequered patterns have been popular in many countries around the world throughout history. In Japan, the chequered pattern became formally known as ‘ichimatsu moyo’ in the Edo […]
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& SMITH Creates New Look for YO! Sushi

Design agency & SMITH has refreshed the brand identity for YO! Sushi, creating a new look for the global restaurant chain. The designers say they wanted to align the brand closer to “the true taste of modern Tokyo” as part of the revised brand strategy. The visuals also take cues from Japanese anime and manga […]
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Pearlfisher Brands New Takeaway Experience for wagamama

High street restaurant wagamama recently appointed brand consultancy Pearlfisher to create their new takeaway experience. Established in 1992, wagamama aims to make Japanese-inspired cuisine accessible for Western consumers. Explaining the consultancy’s approach to the project, which encompassed both brand strategy and design, Mike Beauchamp, Pearlfisher 3D design director, said, “We conducted a full audit of […]
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Studio Constantine Creates New Identity for Reiko Kaneko

Australian consultancy Studio Constantine has designed a new identity for Stoke-on-Trent-based ceramics brand, Reiko Kaneko. A graduate of Central Saint Martins, Reiko is British-Japanese, and draws on both influences in her work. Earlier in 2015, she approached Studio Constantine to work with the business on the development of a new visual identity. “Studio Constantine first […]
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Logo Proposal for Japanese Sushi Bar, ‘Sushi 17’

Sushi 17 is a sushi restaurant in the Brazilian city of Recife. With more people of Japanese descent in Brazil than anywhere in the world outside of Japan itself, Japanese food is, unsurprisingly, one of the most popular cuisines to be found in Brazil. While working for Recife-based creative agency Mooz Branding, designer and art […]
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