2018 Tote Bag Design Contest Winner - Now available!


Kinokuniya Tote "Dream Voyage"
Kinokuniya Tote ”Dream Voyage” bag is designed by Roma Karas, the winner of Kinokuniya Tote Bag Design Contest 2018. The theme of the contest was “Book Journey” and was held on Instagram (@KinokuniyaUSA #kinotote2018) from August 1st to August 31st 2018.

- Comment from Roma -
This design was inspired by the love of reading books and old vinyl records. Bag’s characters are like the four Beatles, crossing an Abbey Road. The Girl Scout and her furry companions are fully immersed in reading their books. They are on a dream voyage, which will take them to their fantastic destination. I think we all should tag along. So Let’s Go!

Roma Karas
Originally from Russia, Roma graduated from Rhode Island School Design, and settled down in Brooklyn, New York. Roma’s art took shape in studios and pop-up galleries. Roma has illustrated numerous illustrations for magazines, most notably, The New Yorker, The Progressive, Columbia Journal Review and The New York Times to name a few.

His first children’s book, “Mural on Second Avenue and Other City Poems” was published by Candlewick Press, and his handmade books can be found in both the USA and abroad. His textile design collaborations include the 9/11 Tribute Center and a series of franchise cafes in Japan. He is currently working on a series of children’s books, coming soon in stores near you. Check out more of his work on Website and Instagram.