|Title||SLICE OF HEARTLAND|
|Brand||KIRIN BREWERY COMPANY|
|Product / Service||HEARTLAND BEER|
|Entrant||DENTSU INC. Tokyo, JAPAN|
|Idea Creation||DENTSU INC. Tokyo, JAPAN|
|Yasuharu Sasaki||DENTSU INC.||Executive Creative Director|
|Yu Ooga||Dentsu Creative X Inc.||Producer|
|Hiroshi Koike||DENTSU INC.||Plannner / Creative Director|
|Arata Kubota||DENTSU INC.||Art Director|
|Shinya Nakamura||DENTSU INC.||Copy Writer|
|Yasuhiro Tsuchiya||DENTSU INC.||Planner|
|Yasushi Ezoe||DENTSU INC.||Account Executive|
|Ryoto Aoi||DENTSU INC.||Account Executive|
|Makiko Kusakabe||DENTSU INC.||Creative Producer|
|Shotaro Matsumoto||Dentsu Creative X Inc.||Production Manager|
|Fuyu Arai||ROBOT COMMUNICATIONS INC||Director|
|Megumi Matsuda||YOKOHAMA SUPER FACTORY||GR Photographer / Photographer|
|Toru Midorikawa||Melody Punch Inc.||Music Producer|
|Jeong-ho Im||mount inc.||Web / Programmer|
|Takeshi Yoong||jitto inc.||CG Artist|
|Yoh Kitanaka||J.C. SPARK||Poster Design|
|Megumi Fukumoto||J.C. SPARK||Poster Design|
We created 100 different types of posters drawing the symbol of Heartland, The Big Tree. Then, the name and address of the restaurant was placed on the poster. If the posters from different restaurants were connected back to back, it creates the shape of the symbol, the tree.The web, books and magazines became an exhibition for the posters, and also an invitation to the restaurants. From Heartland to restaurant owners, from restaurant owners to consumers, from consumers to other consumers, due to the birth of this poster, Heartland created new connections.
For the tree symbol logo symbol we used a computer based 3D model. Then, we sliced the cross section, extracting the outline. The flow of the tree-rings were created under the supervision of a tree expert. Next, 1-by-1 highly detailed hand drawn depictions were created. Finally, a special double printing technique was used to give it a high-quality silkscreen effect.
Deepening ties with shop owners and manufacturers have expanded sales of the distributors. After this project, the number of stores carrying the product is up 17.4% from the previous year (2015). And we won over a lot of new fans, as year-on-year sales are up 10.1%.
If pictures of the posters which is placed in different restaurants were connected back to back, it creates the shape of the symbol, the tree. The result, not only the craftsmanship of the poster increased the perception of the brand, but it also made the restaurants strongly feel that they were a part of Heartland.