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Design

Meiji Gets a New Logo

Chris Palmieri wrote a terrific post for the AQ blog about the recent redesign of the Meiji logo, which brings together the separate identities of Meiji Seika Kaisha, Ldt. and Meiji Dairies Corporation, now simply known as Meiji Group.

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Design Events

Hexad

Loving these hexagonal Hexad coffee tables, designed by Tomoko Azumi for Rocket Gallery in London as part of an exhibition (“Book A Table”) that runs until November 7. Looks like it was just commissioned for the show, but they should really commercialize it. Via Dezeen.

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Design

Touch Wood

DoCoMo, Sharp, Olympus, and “reforestation group” More Trees have collaborated on a new mobile phone, the “Touch Wood,” using “excess materials collected during forest thinning.” No word on any official release just yet, but it’ll show up at this week’s CREATEC JAPAN 2009 at Makuhari Messe (October 6-10). Via PSFK.

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Design Music

Elekit Tube Amp

Koichi Futatsumata designs the stunning tube amp pictured above — see this Dezeen post for more visuals. It was produced for Elekit, a maker of “affordable, high-end audio equipment in kit form.”

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Design MoCo Loco

Last Week at MoCo Loco

Last week’s Tokyo post at MoCo Loco covered Riki Watabe’s new Riki Air Clock for Lemnos (above), Elecom‘s new keyboards with crystal clear keys, and Jo Nagasaka‘s Paco living unit.

Note: my weekly “This Week from Tokyo” series for MoCo Loco is going on hiatus for the month, as the site undergoes some major changes. I expect to be back in November with a slightly re-jiggered series.

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Design Events

Nagoya Design Week 2009

Tokyo Design Week is less than a month away (October 30-November 3), but you can get an earlier hit of design event-ness if you head out to Nagoya next week for Nagoya Design Week 2009 (October 14-18).

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Books Design Events

Liminal

For his upcoming lecture at “Arttalking #4 ‘On the Street,'” Ian Lynam has produced a limited edition and numbered booklet, pictured above. More details on the event itself — which happens October 8 — here.

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Art Design Events

Urbanized Typeface

PSFK covers Takahiro Yamaguchi’s “Urbanized Typeface: Shibuya 08-09,” and interactive installation that presents a typeface he created by riding his GPS-equipped bike. It’s presented as part of the ICC’s yearlong “Open Space 2009” exhibition.

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Design

Typography 101

Ian Lynam is teaching the Typography 101 class again this semester at Temple University Japan — today (September 29) is the last day you have to enroll, with the class starting tomorrow. Ian describes the class in this post over at META no TAME, and you can sign up here.

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Design

Kinshachi Font Project

SHOTYPE‘s Kunihiko Okano covers on the Tokyo-based foundry’s blog the Kinshachi font project, an interesting new endeavor that looks to create a new city-specific typeface for Nagoya — it’s part of the larger Cityfont Project, developed by Type Project’s Isao Suzuki.