I wanted to honor where I grew up but also I wanted to give some inspirations to readers with my background. A coffee table book Wabi Sabi Mag that I created from a scratch was meant to be designed for those minimalists who seek inspirations.
Although I am from Japan, I researched a lot about my culture, history, design and architecture to give depths in the contents. I started designing the features and the section openers with ad separately. I have made adjustments over and over to design each page and each spread. Issue 1 has 72 pages. I chose the combination of Trajan Pro and Didot typefaces that convey minimal but unique style when they laid out on the pages.
WABI SABI Mag came out as a biannual magazine about introducing a Japanese aesthetic, “Wabi-Sabi” reflecting in a traditional Japanese lifestyle. Each issue focuses on various topics such as minimal lifestyle, culture, architecture and design for those minimalists who crave inspiration. I hope Wabi Sabi Mag inspires many people.