GOOD DESIGN AWARD

キーワード
受賞年度
年度(から 年度まで)
特別賞
企業情報
CC

2016

GOOD DESIGN|グッドデザイン・ベスト100

受賞対象名
Letterpress Box [iLetterpress]
事業主体名
Peng-Hsiang Kao
分類
文房具
受賞企業
A-Zhi-Bao Co., Ltd (Taiwan)
受賞番号
16G010063
受賞概要
2016年度グッドデザイン賞受賞概要

受賞対象の概要※掲載している情報は、受賞当時の情報のため、現在は異なる場合があります。

概要

iLetterpress is a portable letterpress box for everyone to use. The process of letterpress printing is simplified and optimized so that anyone can print one's own business cards/postcards via this box, and learn the ways of traditional letterpress. The whole box is made completely with recycled paperboards. For example, the paper quads are exactly the same as their traditional lead brothers, but lighter and safer. Even printing professionals have no problem using iLetterpress because of this similarity. Users can thus learn the principals of letterpress via iLetterpress.

プロデューサー

Peng-Hsiang Kao

ディレクター

Peng-Hsiang Kao

デザイナー

Peng-Hsiang Kao

発売
2015年10月
販売地域

国外市場向け

設置場所

The product has been sold in Taiwan. From October 2016, it starts being sold in Japan.

仕様

diemnsion: 190mm(length) x 143mm(width) x 57mm(height) weight: 750g

受賞対象の詳細

背景

Letterpress printing has been replaced by digital printing Taiwan. Although young people are noticing this traditional technique and saved the last type foundry located in Taipei recently, they remain the minors. In order to promote the beauty and the forgotten technique of letterpress, Mr. Kao designed iLetterpress for everyone to learn and enjoy the fun of printing by your own hands.

デザインコンセプト

The main process of letterpress printing--typesetting and imposing are simplified, and made lighter and safer with paperboards replacing real leads. Users can learn the principals of typesetting, too.

企画・開発の意義

When we read, we read the colored words printed on pages. As a matter of fact, we also read the blanks, which are set with lead quads, unseen but crucial to the layout of a simple page. iLetterpress brings you to the origin of typesetting, let you learn and practice typesetting with simplified method and lead-free parts. You can take the box wherever you go, and print out your own design.

創意工夫

The process of typesetting is not simple and safe for everyone. The lead, the platforms, or the machines are all required. By simplified the traditional typesetting process, and the weight of parts lessened, iLetterpress makes typesetting become easy and playful. The lead quads used for typesetting are replaced by recycled paperboards, yet the size and texture of them are remained the same. This means whoever uses iLetterpress, one will be able to learn/practice the principals of typesetting as one is practicing with the traditional letterpress printing. The size and the weight are also optimized for carrying the box with you, makes it easier to print your design wherever and whenever you go. Postcards and business cards are both printable with iLetterpress.

デザイナーの想い

Letterpress printing is fading, yet this traditional technique is still the foundation of visual design--both the words and the blanks are crucial to what we see. By bringing the simplified process of typesetting to everyone's hand, I'd like to let more people know and learn the principals of typesetting, and be able to enjoy the beauty of letterpress.

どこで購入できるか、
どこで見られるか

A-Zhi-Bao Co., Ltd (Taiwan); SEIKOSHA(Japan)
A-Zhi-Bao Co., Ltd
SEIKOSHA

審査委員の評価

デザイナーは伝統的な活版印刷の手法をうまく活用し、センスとアイデアがあふれる商品に仕上げた。従来型の鉛製の活字を紙に変えたことで、軽く携帯可能な特性を持たせるとともに、内容を自由に変更でき、誰でも簡単に取扱うことができる構造とした。デザインの美学をより容易に日常生活中に溶け込ませることができる商品である。

担当審査委員| 千葉 学   Manfred Wang   Jung-Ya Hsieh   Ming-Lung Yu   倉本 仁  

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