We’re fans of Sakura’s Pigma Micron pens for our own comic work, so when we heard they were developing an entry-level version of the product we were intrigued. The concept of Pigma Sensei was that it uses the same industrial quality of ink as the Pigma Micron, but at an entry-level price point. In addition, the art set includes a mechanical pencil and eraser, making it a very handy kit for drawing and inking on the go.
They asked us to develop a package design that not only demonstrated the possible uses for each nib size, but also hint at manga art instruction. The result was a synergy of illustration and graphic design, our favorite type of project.