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.
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.
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.
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).