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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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Hardcore Fanzine: Good and Plenty, 1989-1992

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An examination of hardcore punk zine culture throughout the 1980s and 1990s, as focused through the lens of Good & Plenty, a seminal zine. This 144-page book features copious essays and reproductions of the original issues.

Critique: The War of Design

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A brand new 64-page booklet by Ian Lynam about critique in graphic design and educational contexts. And semiotics. And criticism. And some other stuff. It is a booklet for students, teachers and designers alike.

IDEA #387: Examining the History of Japanese Book Design from the Perspective of Publishing from 1996 to 2020

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This issue of IDEA focuses on the history of books in Japan, as well as on designers from the Italian-speaking regions of Switzerland!

IDEA #386: BIENNIALS!

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IDEA’s guide to graphic design biennials old and new!

Total Armageddon: A Slanted Reader on Design

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Total Armageddon is a 400-page book of design writing from Slanted Publishers edited by Ian Lynam.

Visual Strategies for the Apocalypse

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A brand new 112-page booklet by Ian Lynam and friends about confronting creative constipation.

The Thing

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The Thing is a brand new 80-page glow-in-the-dark booklet by Ian Lynam about the problematics of design.

IDEA #385: Locality

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Idea #385 explores notions of what it is to be a local with interviews and portfolios of work from designers in Tohoku and Kansai, as well as featuring a showcase of work and writing by Ian Lynam and a new booklet insert by Rudy Vanderlans.

IDEA #384

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IDEA #384 is a look at the idiosyncratic practice of Yui Takada and Allright Graphics, one of Japan’s most vibrant contemporary graphic design studios.