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Wordshape offers IDEA | アイデア Magazine for sale online. 

With a history spanning more than fifty years, IDEA stands as the leading international graphic design publication in the world, mixing graphic design history, criticism, and showcases of design work in a mix of English and Japanese. Notoriously difficult to obtain in the United States reliably, our partnership with IDEA offers graphic designers and design readers in the US and globally the ability to purchase IDEA at notably low cost.

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The Letter I: On Authenticity

Publications

USD $15.00 postpaid (international shipping included)

A brand new 52-page booklet by Ian Lynam that examines notions of authenticity via design, consumption, and history.

Inside Out & Upside Down: Posters from CalArts 1980–2019

Publications

USD $55.00 postpaid (including international shipping)

This brand new book features over 500 CalArts posters from the past 40 years, each with 70 unique covers designed by students, alumni, and faculty.

Noritake: Works

Publications

USD $45.00 postpaid (International SAL shippign included)

Somewhere along the lineage of contemporary illustration from Dick Bruna to Hello Kitty to Adrian Tomine, Noritake sprang to life. This new 432-page book covers the arc of Noritake’s career from young DIY fellow to Japan’s hottest contemporary illustrator.

Glot Round

Sale! USD $50.00 (instant download) for all 10 weights!

Glot Round is a ten-member flared terminal sans serif family of typefaces based on a mix of proportions of Roman square capitals and hyper-readable sans serifs.

Graphic Waves

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USD $40.00 postpaid (international SAL shipping included)

Graphic Waves introduces the works of leading designers and independent labels working at the forefront of the music industry. An incredibly inspiring and well-designed book featuring some of the most inspirational design work today.

Ruder Typography Ruder Philosophy

Idea + Publications

USD $55.00 postpaid (international SAL shipping included)

The defining 226-page hardcover book on the typography and philosophy of Swiss master typographer Emil Ruder, showcasing his work, influence, and legacy in the world of typography and beyond.

IDEA #389 – Feminist Moments

Idea + Publications

USD $50.00 postpaid (international SAL shipping included)

Issue #389 of IDEA examines the f-word. That’s right: Feminism. (Plus some contemporary theory, history, rad portfolios, and Swiss design today.)

Modes of Criticism 5: Design Systems

Publications

USD $25.00 postpaid (international SAL shipping included)

Issue number five of the world’s only real design criticism journal.

Sakuji Hyakkei – 100 Views of Japanese Lettering

Publications

USD $35.00 postpaid (International SAL shipping included)

A brand-new 274-page compilation of the very best contemporary Japanese custom lettering and character design.