Live site: http://sekko-kai.com
Sekko-kai had a 1998-era website that didn't do them justice. The school is led by a fun and dynamic instructor; the old site was boring and its colors were problematic at best. Their new site looks more Japanese, and shows off the calligraphy.
Sekko-kai already had defined branding: Daigo sensei's calligraphy. My task was to build a site around it. I chose to make the site simple, using a highly ordered grid, with clean typography to highlight the dynamic and organic quality of Daigo sensei's brushwork. Her chop seals the site for balance and color.
The site is quite simple, being largely a marketing brochure; it's a simple collection of static pages on a single template. Since updates are very rare, it was most cost-effective to do updates by hand.
[Very clean/pretty! It is truly amazing. The design suits the calligraphy well.]— Kyoko Daigo sensei, chief instructor