FEATURED: IDEA MAGAZINE

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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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Papier Labo Memo Sketchbook

Publications

USD $20.00 postpaid (international shipping included)

The absolute best hybrid memo pad/sketchbook ever made. Period.

Trip to Japan Graphics: Must-Visit Design Destinations in Tokyo

USD $25.00 postpaid (international shipping included)

A 150-page bilingual guidebook with a fold-out cover/map that shares Tokyo’s top design destinations from Kenya Hara, Ian Lynam, and other key figures in the Tokyo design scene.

IDEA #392: Type Design Now

Idea + Publications

USD $50.00 postpaid (international airmail included)

Issue #392 of IDEA is a powerhouse of typography and contemporary graphic design featuring a star-studded cast of characters! Includes the 2020 IDEA Calendar!

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!

Start Somewhere by Ian Lynam

Publications

USD $12.00 postpaid (international SAL shipping included)

Start Somewhere is a 76-page handbook about how to become a designer who writes. Most designers grapple with generating their own content. This zine is full of writing about *how* to write and more importantly, how to get started.

The Impossibility of Silence: Writing for Artists, Designers & Photographers

Publications

USD $27.00 postpaid (International shipping included)

The Impossibility of Silence is a 200+ page paperback for creative folks interested in approaching writing about their vocation and culture.

Total Armageddon: A Slanted Reader on Design

Publications

Sale! $10 off! USD $30.00 postpaid (international SAL shipping included)

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

IDEA #391: Alternative Reality

Idea + Publications

USD $50.00 postpaid (international shipping included)

This issue of IDEA is a visual powerhouse examining the effects of the global pandemic on society and graphic design as an aspect of culture.

Slanted #35 – Los Angeles

Publications

USD $30.00 postpaid (international shipping included)

Slanted’s 35th issue is totally devoted to Los Angeles.