I have had the good fortune to travel to Asia many times over the years. One thing that always catches my eye in Asia is design. Especially advertising. I guess many of you are familiar with Hello Kitty and similar icons of Japan. These icons of design and similar are appealing to me because they are aesthetically simple and clean. The design is uncluttered. This concept pervades design here in countries such as Taiwan and Japan.
Walking into 7-Eleven stores in Japan and also Taiwan is an adventure in design. One can spend hours in a large 7-Eleven store in Japan and be intrigued by the design, elegance and functionality of the goods on display.