Getting to the Fujiko F Fujio Museum in the outskirts of Tokyo just got a lot more fun. The museum, which pays tribute to the creators of Doraemon, is admittedly a bit hard to get to. You first have to access Noborito Station on the Odakyu Line where a shuttle bus takes you to the museum. But now, thanks to a partnership between the museum, Noborito Station has undergone a drastic makeover that rendered everything from their signage and elevators to storage lockers in Doraemon colors and motifs.
Tasked with the redesign was graphic designer Kishino Shogo, who took the Doraemon color palette and translated it into working signage and graphics for the station that are beautiful yet subtle enough that they don’t obstruct the usability. And the more time you spend looking, the more details you’ll notice. For example, the numbers on the storage lockers are an ode to the numbering system of the original comic books.
If you’ve never been to the museum, now would be a good time to start planning your visit!