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Graphic Design: Akaoni effortlessly blend Roman and Kanji type into beautiful design

Japanese studio Akaoni Design have got so much fantastic work under their belts it’s almost impossible to pick out a favourite piece. So we didn’t, instead offering you an overview of their lovely work. The Yamagata-based consultancy have an incredible skill for combining hand-drawn and digital elements to create a graphic language that’s entirely their own. Similarly they combine Roman type and Kanji characters with effortless flair, making bilingual design look a breeze.

We also love them for their commitment to producing work with some kind of social conscience, whether it’s packaging for organic vegetables or a full-on protest poster they seem to have their hearts in a pretty thoughtful place. Which is nice.

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Akaoni Design: Morinoie Pamphlet

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Akaoni Design: Morinoie Pamphlet

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Akaoni Design: Morinoie Pamphlet

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Akaoni Design: Tohoku Mirai Ehon

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Akaoni Design: IMO FES 2013

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Akaoni Design: Gassan no Megumi

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Akaoni Design: Local World

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Akaoni Design: Yamagata Excellent Design 2013

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Akaoni Design: No Nukes