Norito Shinmura 新村则人
Born in a fishing village in 1960, nature has been the biggest source of inspiration for Shinmura. Plants play a big part in his designs and the above images are from his own design company’s brand identity. These cute leaves as mouths will make anyone smile. While it is almost childlike and playful, it is so simple of a placement and the use of leaves is so smart that you cannot help but be attracted to his design ideals.
I love how simple the faces are and it is through simplicity that brings out the playfulness and natural design aspects of Shinmura’s works.