B / Snow Peak
Yukio Yamai, the founder of SNOW PEAK, first started his business of making mountain gear in a small village of Sanjo city, Niigata prefecture. His son, Tohru Yamai later took over the business to expand to lifestyle products and to keep the outdoor products brand evolving. Unlike its competitor with focus on function, SNOW PEAK offers well-designed products that are suitable for everyday use as well. The outdoor products maker takes its approach by vigorously questioning how people should interact with nature.
Magazine B attempts to discover truly good brands from today’s market where countless brand-named products are overflowing. B pursues its quest for true value of a printed medium by becoming a magazine that would be worth possessing, not affected by advertisements since it receives no financial support from the brand, and maintains a unique and independent perspective which is increasingly disappearing due to overflowing information mingled among different media outlets.