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BRAND GUIDE


CONTENTS

CORPORATE PHILOSOPHY .......... 1 Presenting Our Vision of a Better Life ............................. 2 THREE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PRIORITIES ........ 3 Selection of materials .................. 4 Streamline processes ................. 5 Simplifying packaging ................ 5 - 6


TYPOGRAPHY ................................ 7 Typeface to Use .......................... 8 COLOUR SCHEMES ....................... 9 Colour Pallette ........................... 10 PACKAGING .................................. 11 Packaging Treatment ................ 12 LOGO ............................................. 13 Logo Treatment ......................... 14


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QUEST VALUE Identify and deliver MUJI value and appeal from the perspective of the people who use our products.

2.

POSITIVE SPIRAL Work toward global growth and development by operating a fair and transparent MUJI business.

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BEST PARTNERSHIP Deliver the abundance inherent in good products by respecting associates and building relationships of trust with business partners.


CORPORATE PHILOSOPHY


PRESENTING OUR VISION OF A SIMPLE, PLEASANT LIFE

MUJI was founded in Japan in 1980 as an antithesis to the habits of consumer society at that time. On one hand, foreign-made luxury brands were gaining popularity within an economic environment of ever -rising prosperity. On the other, poorquality, low-priced goods were appearing on the market, and had a polarizing effect on consumption patterns. MUJI was conceived as a critique of this prevailing condition, with the purpose of restoring a vision of products that are actually useful for the customer and maintain an ideal of the proper balance between living and the objects that make it possible.


The concept was born of the intersection of two distinct stances: no brand (Mujirushi) and the value of good items (ryohin). MUJI’s concept of emphasizing the intrinsic appeal of an object through rationalization and meticulous elimination of excess is closely connected to the traditionally Japanese aesthetic of 素 (su) –– meaning plain or unadorned –– the idea that simplicity is not merely modest or frugal, but could possibly be more appealing than luxury.


MUJI began with three steps: selecting materials, scrutinizing processes, and simplifying packaging.

THREE PR


RODUCT DEVELOPMENT PRIORITIES


SELECTION OF MATERIALS

TASTY and healthy foods. Comfortable clothing. Household goods that are, above all, easy to use. For MUJI, the materials we use to make such products are of the utmost importance; consequently, considerable attention is given to their selection.


We search worldwide for the most suitable raw materials. We use many industrial materials as well as materials discarded by others because of their appearance – items that can be acquired in bulk at low cost. The overriding selection criteria is always quality. These activities underpin our ability to create low-priced, high-quality products.


STREAMLINING PROCESSES

THE processes by which each product is manufactured are subjected to careful scrutiny at MUJI. Processes that have no bearing on a product’s quality such as sorting, sizing, and polishing are eliminated, leaving only these processes that are truly necessary. Even items that have been discarded because they do not meet certain standards of size and appearance are turned into products for sale. Focusing on true quality, MUJI’s manufacturing processes eliminate waste and reduce costs.


SIMPLIFYING PACKAGING

WHEN packaging products, MUJI seeks not to adorn them but rather to highlight their natural colors and shapes. For this reason, we use bulk packaging and place products in plain, uniform containers. Faithful to our philosophy of simplicity, this approach is also in keeping with our policy of conserving resources and reducing waste.


SIMPLIFYING PACKAGING

Thus, all MUJI products appear on store shelves in simple packaging bearing only product-related information and a price tag. MUJI is not a brand whose value rests in the frills and “extras” it adds to its products. MUJI is simplicity – but a simplicity achieved through a complexity of thought and design.


MUJI’s streamlining is the result of the careful elimination and subtraction of gratuitous features and design unrelated to function. MUJI, the brand, is rational, and free of agenda, doctrine, and “isms”. The MUJI concept derives from us continuously asking, “What is best from an end user’s point of view?” MUJI aspires to modesty and plainness, the better to adapt and shape itself to the styles, preferences, and practices of as wide a group of people as possible. This is the single most important reason people embrace MUJI. MUJI – in its deliberate pursuit of the pure and the ordinary – achieves the extraordinary.


TYPOGRAPHY


TYPEFACE TO USE

FOR all titles and displays, Helvetica Neue Bold is used

Aa ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz (.,:;?!$&@*) 0123456789 MUJI, originally founded in Japan in 1980. Mujirushi Ryohin, MUJI in Japanese, translates as “no-brand quality goods.”


Aa

ABCDEFGHIJKLNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz (.,:;?!$&@*) 0123456789 ABCDEFGHIJKLNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz (.,:;?!$&@*) 0123456789 MUJI, originally founded in Japan in 1980. Mujirushi Ryohin, MUJI in Japanese, translates as “no-brand quality goods.”

Aa

All Helvetica typeface (excluding the Helvetica Neue family) can be used for standard body text.

ABCDEFGHIJKLNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz (.,:;?!$&@*) 0123456789

Though it is recommended to use Helvetica or Helvetica Light for the main text, while Helvetica Bold and all Oblique styles are used for emphasis.

ABCDEFGHIJKLNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz (.,:;?!$&@*) 0123456789

MUJI, originally founded in Japan in 1980. Mujirushi Ryohin, MUJI in Japanese, translates as “no-brand quality goods.”

Aa

ABCDEFGHIJKLNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz (.,:;?!$&@*) 0123456789 ABCDEFGHIJKLNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz (.,:;?!$&@*) 0123456789 MUJI, originally founded in Japan in 1980. Mujirushi Ryohin, MUJI in Japanese, translates as “no-brand quality goods.”


COLOUR SCHEME


COLOUR PALLETTE

MAIN colour scheme includes: RGB

#7f #33 #ff 00 33 ff 19 33 ff C = 29 M = 100 Y = 92 K = 38

C = 69 M = 63 Y = 62 K = 58

C = 29 M = 100 Y = 92 K = 38


R = 250 G = 247 B = 235

C=1 M=2 Y=7 K=0

R = 204 G = 204 B = 204

C = 19 M = 15 Y = 16 K=0

R = 153 G = 153 B = 153

C = 42 M = 35 Y = 35 K=1

R = 102 G = 102 B = 102

C = 60 M = 51 Y = 50 K = 20

Secondary colour schemes can accompany the the main colour schemes in any given design. The recommendated use of secondary colours is two at the same time.


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