Monthly Archives: June 2012

Bar “Tight” Logo in Tokyo

“Tight” is a tiny bar near Shibuya Station in Tokyo. The bar seats only five people. Its logo, as seen on the drink coasters pictured below, graphically conveys the sense of the space’s severe compactness with a clever typographic design that spells out the word “TIGHT.”





The Travel Almanac

We’re spending our Sunday brunch dipping into the third issue of the Travel Almanac, a Berlin-based indie magazine that’s a beauty of design and paper.

German actor Udo Kier is pictured on the cover. The issue has interviews about travel with novelist Jay McInerny, fashion designer Rick Owens and guitarist Johnny Marr of the 1980s UK band the Smiths.

There’s also a section of diary-like impressions of 12 hotels around the world, including the awesome and unexpected Swissotel in Osaka, Japan, where we stayed a few years ago while on a trip to Kansai.