We designed the candle label taking a minimalism approach to show off the Japanesque look by combining the essential elements.
We chose one of the traditional Japanese patterns (Wagara) and put it as a background. The pattern represents hemp leaves geometrically. Also, we selected the background color, inspired by “Aizome,” the Japanese natural indigo dyeing.
In this design, the neat kanji characters demonstrate their nature as hieroglyphs. In other words, they serve more as graphic elements than as characters that note their meaning.
The label took a minimalist approach to effectively show off the Japanesque feel by combining the essential elements, namely, the traditional pattern, kanji characters, and the brush-drawn circle.