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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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Graphic Waves

Publications

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.)

NJP #1

Publications

USD $30.00 postpaid (international shipping included)

A print issue from web journal Néojaponisme — NJP#1: Shōwa Tokyo — 128 pages of new content about retro Tokyo past and present.

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.

IDEA Magazine Annual Subscription!

Idea + Misc. + Publications

USD $180 postpaid (free international shipping included!)

We are pleased to offer annual subscriptions to IDEA, Japan’s leading graphic design magazine to the world!

IDEA #388 – Acid Graphics

Idea + Publications

USD $50.00 postpaid (international SAL shipping included)

A visual feast of the trippiest new design work, plus this issue comes with the IDEA 2020 Calendar!

Hardcore Fanzine: Good and Plenty, 1989-1992

Publications

USD $30.00 postpaid (international SAL shipping included)

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.