A small inn and publisher

Manazuru, Kanagawa, Japan

Book

2019

 A couple who runs a publishing business and an inn as a "staying publishing company" based in Manazuru Town at the western end of Kanagawa Prefecture. This is a book that summarizes the process of the couple facing their own lives, moving to Manazuru, and creating accommodation and work.
 We carefully summarize the process of reconsidering various things such as work, architecture, community, and living, which are in the process of making a living, and using them as food for ourselves, including schedule and money.
 DOTMARKS was in charge of the entire design, including the book binding and printing direction, and put together a simple and straightforward tone to convey the polite content.

Creative Direction: Shun Kawaguchi (Manazuru Publishing) / Art Direction: Daisuke Suzuki (DOTMARKS) / Design: Daisuke Suzuki (DOTMARKS) / Edit: Shun Kawaguchi (Manazuru Publishing), Hikaru Yamamoto / Illustration: Masashi Yamada, Miho Tominaga / Photo: Shigeo Ogawa, MOTOKO, Tomito Architecture, Manazuru Publishing / Writing: Tomomi Kishi / Printing: Toshoinhan Inc. / Bookbinding: Toshoinhan Inc.


RINO

Nagano, Japan

Package

2020

 Package for granola using Nagano apples and domestic wheat, which was made as part of a reconstruction project started by an apple farmer in the Chikuma River basin that was flooded by Typhoon No.19 in 2019.
 Since the damaged area is called the Apple Line, we passed the red line through the center. And expressed with an hourglass that the time accumulated in that area is condensed.

Art Direction: Daisuke Suzuki (DOTMARKS) / Design: Daisuke Suzuki (DOTMARKS) / Cordinate: Yuta Totsuka (CIAL Inc.) / Hot stamp: BXG Inc.


DOTMARKS

Manazuru, Taiwan, and Tokyo

Creative Solo Unit

from 2017

Daisuke Suzuki
Born in Kanagawa prefecture in 1993. Presides over DOTMARKS. Moved to Hokkaido when he entered university, and after graduating he got a job at a design office in Sapporo. After working as a designer for a year and a half, became independent. Currently based in Manazuru Town, the westernmost part of Kanagawa Prefecture, he is widely involved in projects in Japan.

DOTMARKS [Japanese Name: Dakuten]
DOTMARKS is a creative solo unit. We focus on the “local” industries and aim to design based on the information accumulated there.
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Calendar of a port town

Manazuru, Kanagawa, Japan

Calender

2020

 A calendar based on the illustrations by Masashi Yamada, a painter who lives in Manazuru Town. This calendar starts in August, considering the Kibune Festival, which has been held in Manazuru Town for a long time, as the end of the year.
 Mr. Yamada's illustrations that highlight the richness of life with a unique perspective and touch. We aimed for a design that looks good with them to the maximum

Creative Direction: Shun Kawaguchi (Manazuru Publishing) / Art Direction: Daisuke Suzuki (DOTMARKS) / Design: Daisuke Suzuki (DOTMARKS) / Edit: Shun Kawaguchi (Manazuru Publishing) / Illustration: Masashi Yamada / Writing: Masashi Yamada / Printing: Toshoinhan Inc. / Bookbinding: Toshoinhan Inc.


Denki-yu

Sumida, Tokyo, Japan

Logo / Sticker

2020

 A logo for public baths and electric baths in Sumida-ku, Tokyo, and created stickers along with them.
 It is a public bath that has been running for 100 years, and in order to express the existence of new initiatives in chaos with the customers who have been there for a long time, we combined elements with various images into one logo.

Art Direction: Daisuke Suzuki (DOTMARKS) / Design: Daisuke Suzuki (DOTMARKS)


SIRUP - Online feat. ROMderful

Tokyo, Japan

Illustration

2020

Production: maxilla / Director: Masaki Watanabe (maxilla) / Designer: Masaki Watanabe (maxilla) / Animator: Masaki Watanabe (maxilla) / Producer: Ami Murata (maxilla) / Associate Producer: Seiya Suzuki (maxilla) / Cinematographer: Hirohito Itagaki / 2nd Camera: Tetsuro Abo (maxilla) / Lighting Director: Takamasa Furukawa (Lucky Lighting) / Lighting Assistant: Mitsuo Kojima / Prop Stylist: Emi Kaneko / Production Assistant: Mami Sonokawa (maxilla), Kazuya Futagoishi (maxilla) / Special Thanks: Shimpei Umeda (maxilla) / Landscape Illustrator: Daisuke Suzuki (DOTMARKS) / Stylist: TEPPEI / Hair: TAKAI


KENNY

Manazuru, Kanagawa, Japan

Symbol

2020

Art Direction: Daisuke Suzuki (DOTMARKS) / Design: Daisuke Suzuki (DOTMARKS)


MIA Inc.

Tokyo, Japan

Logo

2020

Art Direction: Daisuke Suzuki (DOTMARKS) / Design: Daisuke Suzuki (DOTMARKS)


Kotatsu Farm

Yuasa, Wakayama, Japan

Package / Logo

2019

 Daisei Farm grows oranges and other citrus fruits in Arida, Wakayama Prefecture. We designed the logo, key visuals, and cardboard boxes of the new brand Kotatsu Farm.
 We expressed the warmth that surrounds the kotatsu in a soft touch illustration.

Art Direction: Daisuke Suzuki (DOTMARKS) / Design: Daisuke Suzuki (DOTMARKS) / Illustration: Moeno Otsu / Cordinate: Shugo Urata


Mitoyotsuru

Mitoyo, Kagawa, Japan

Flyer / Logo

2019

 A logo for the event space in Mitoyo City, Kagawa Prefecture, and a leaflet for the opening event.
 We aimed to achieve both a Japanese image that matches the architecture created by renovating the sake brewery that closed 20 years ago and a newly reborn and sophisticated image.

Art Direction: Daisuke Suzuki (DOTMARKS) / Design: Daisuke Suzuki (DOTMARKS) / Cordinate: Shugo Urata


CRAFTAL

Tokyo, Japan

Logo

2019

Art Direction: Daisuke Suzuki (DOTMARKS) / Design: Daisuke Suzuki (DOTMARKS) / Cordinate: Shugo Urata


I had no choice but show to you.

Personal work

Poster

2019

Art Direction: Daisuke Suzuki (DOTMARKS) / Design: Daisuke Suzuki (DOTMARKS)


Human Library

Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan

Poster

2019

Art Direction: Daisuke Suzuki (DOTMARKS) / Design: Daisuke Suzuki (DOTMARKS)


Think & Act Inc.

Kyoto, Japan

Logo / Web / Businesscard / Pamphlet / envelope

2019

 We renewed a company visual that develops human resources and manages new businesses in Kyoto.
 As they enter the 10th year, they will continue to focus on new business development from the connections that have been created from the existing human resources development main business units, while retaining them. Therefore, we redefined the domain of the company as a "job creation company" and redesigned it as a company that connects all resources and forms new things.

Art Direction: Daisuke Suzuki (DOTMARKS) / Design: Daisuke Suzuki (DOTMARKS) / Photo Direction: Yusuke Sano / Photo: Yusuke Sano, Yoon Chong Soo, Gaku Murakami, Natsumi Kinugasa / Web Development: Kohei Kariya / Writing: Daisuke Suzuki (DOTMARKS)


doves

Tokyo, Japan

Logo / Package / Businesscard / Postcard / others

2019

 A logo for the vegan apparel brand doves.
 Based on the key concept of "wearing coexistence", the logotype imitates a pigeon that emphasizes the eyes of looking closely and making value judgments. In addition, the visual is modeled after a protected dog, we aim to give it a scent of life.

Art Direction: Daisuke Suzuki (DOTMARKS) / Design: Daisuke Suzuki (DOTMARKS) / Photo: Tomohiro Nakamichi


Aerial Partners Inc.

Tokyo, Japan

Logo / Web / Businesscard / Service logo / others

2017-2019

 CI, websites, and services logo of Aerial Partners Co., Ltd., which mainly operates virtual currency taxation.
 In order to balance the advanced area of ​​cryptocurrency investment with the reliability of tax affairs, we aimed for a refreshing and airy atmosphere.

Art Direction: Daisuke Suzuki (DOTMARKS) / Design: Daisuke Suzuki (DOTMARKS) / Web Development: Aerial Partners Inc.
 / Photo: Aerial Partners Inc.


RUGCAREER

Kyoto, Japan

Web / Logo

2018

 We renewed the site and directed the concept movie, for the job hunting site for active rugby team members.
 In order to dispel the reality that there are many students who negatively perceive that they only played rugby when they were students, through interviewed with users and hiring managers, and designed that value the atmosphere of club activities. We aimed to convey that what we have cultivated through rugby will be a powerful force in society.

Art Direction: Daisuke Suzuki (DOTMARKS) / Design: Daisuke Suzuki (DOTMARKS) / Photo Direction: Yusuke Sano / Photo: Yusuke Sano / Movie Direction: Kanako Nishimura / Movie: Shin Yonekura / Writing: Daisuke Suzuki (DOTMARKS)


CROKKA brittle

Tokyo, Japan

Package / Poster

2019

 A package for the first product "brittle" of the cacao confectionery brand CROKKA provided by Foods Cacao Co., Ltd.
 We expressed with colorful jewels, for the rugged texture of cacao and the deep, rich sweetness.

Art Direction: Daisuke Suzuki (DOTMARKS) / Design: Daisuke Suzuki (DOTMARKS) / Cordinate: Yuta Totsuka (CIAL Inc.)


BABEL Inc.

Tokyo, Japan

Logo / Businesscard

2018

 CI and businesscards of BABEL Co., Ltd., which mainly creates video media for Japan and China.
 The company name BABEL is Bruegel's painting "Tower of Babel", which was inspired by many people working happily and climbing a large and thick tower. From the company name, the motif is "upside-down babel" with the meaning that the base is wider and the base is stronger, instead of tapering as it is piled up.

Art Direction: Daisuke Suzuki (DOTMARKS) / Design: Daisuke Suzuki (DOTMARKS)


MIKKE Inc.

Tokyo, Japan

Logo

2017

 CI for MIKKE, a creative community where freelance creators gather and work, mainly for application development.
 For designs with motifs of Japanese family crests and Western crests. The fact that each member of the community is independent, but collaborates for some purpose, is expressed as a symbol in which comrades gather and share their ideas by raising the symbol.

Art Direction: Daisuke Suzuki (DOTMARKS) / Design: Daisuke Suzuki (DOTMARKS)