Kamizumo

by Ansichtssache GmbH & Co. KG

KAMIZUMO – THE CREATION OF A MOST ELABORATE SAMPLE BOOK FOR FAVINI Inspired by the manifold varieties of popular Japanese culture and the simplicity and fun of traditional Kamizumo (literally “Paper-Sumo”) we created this visual book to provide a hands-on experience of SUMO, Favini’s superior quality board. And just like a dedicated Kamizumo-player decorates his champion, we illustrated and upgraded our wrestlers with carefully selected finishing and print techniques. The massive slipcase containing two teams – Earth and Fire – with four fighters on each side folds out and provides the battleground. Developing a suitable concept for a SUMO sample book posted quite some challenges due to the material’s thickness and rigidity. To effectively print on a board as chunky as Sumo, its physical characteristics had to be considered in every step of the process. Also, since binding was impossible, we used the v-cut technique to engrave Sumo obtain a sharp 90° angle. This allows folding the thick board, transforming it into a multifunctional box containing the 8 wrestlers – each different in material, impersonating the features of the respective material as a Kaizumo character.



Prize
Gold in Character Design 2019
Silver in Book Design 2019
Silver in Illustration 2019


Agency
Design Director
Florian Scharinger
Website
Client
FAVINI S.r.l.
Design Team
Michael Robl, Daniela Siebrecht, Sylvia Lerch



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