With a little bit of creativity and a strip of this new Japanese packaging tape, you can personalize any package with your very own comic strip!
The Manga Tape was the recipient of the 2016 Kokuyo Design Awards, announced late in 2016, and was then quickly moved into production and is getting ready to hit shelves in Japan. For those who don’t know, Kokuyo is a Japanese stationery company and their annual design awards are one of our personal favorites!
“Behind every package is a story,” said the creator, Kazuhiro Minami “and also the senders thoughts.” The white Manga Tape comes printed with speech bubbles, visual effects and various sized squares where the sender can illustrate their feelings or the story behind the package. Whether you’re sending a care package to you child who is off at college or your significant other, who you’re in a long-distance relationship with, the Manga Tape helps instantly personalize the package.
The Manga Tape will be available starting September 13, 2017. It will retail for 900 yen and will be available through Kokuyo’s online shop.
And here’s your Japanese design trivia for the day. The creator, Kazuhiro Minami, is the brother of Masahiro Minami, another designer we’ve featured often here on Spoon & Tamago.