GOOD DESIGN AWARD

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2015

Good Design Award

Award-winning item
Running in board [Hitachinaka Seaside Railway Minato Line Station Running-in Board]
Business Owner
Hitachinaka Seaside Railway Co.,Ltd.
Category
Regional/Community development and social contribution activities
Company
Hitachinaka Seaside Railway Co.,Ltd. (Japan)
osahara takayuki (Japan)
Award Number
15G141279
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2015

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Outline

These signs are a new method of communication design aimed to push citizens and passengers “to see the local region." The Hitachinaka Seaside Railway Minato Line faced closure due to decreasing number of users. Assuming that design could solve this issue, I worked with locals to design platform signages that incorporate historical sites along the railway and regional specialty products. These unique, curiosity-invoking characters gather new users at ten stations while refreshing and creating native identity, and contribute to the rejuvenation of a long-loved railway alongside the locals.

Designer

Takayuki Osahara

More information

http://www.hitachinaka-rail.co.jp/station/

Already in service/use
2009/8
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