We thought we would share with you this artwork design from our Japanese distributor for the Art of the Japanese Sword. The design is for the DVD box and is a good example of how the Japanese work with graphics and design.
They really do pack a lot of information on the DVD box and it’s interesting to see them place our sword expert, Paul Martin on the front cover which clearly shows that the Japanese give Paul the respect he deserves as the top foreign sword expert. The images in our sample are in low resolution. You can see in the images below how the Japanese create a larger retail DVD package which is not something that is done anymore in the USA now that the DVD is not sold in retail stores in large quantities. This is a lovely way to package a DVD when you want it to stand out on the bookshelves in major bookstores.