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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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Slanted 31: Tokyo

Idea + Publications

USD $25.00 postpaid (international SAL shipping included)

Slanted Magazine’s latest issue is devoted to graphic design in Tokyo.

Bauhaus Yin Yang enamel pin

Misc. + Publications

USD $7.00 postpaid (International SAL shipping included)

The hottest summer accessory: the Bauhaus Yin Yang enamel pin!

IDEA #382

Idea + Publications

USD $50.00 postpaid (international SAL shipping included)

Idea #382 is a fully bilingual English/Japanese issue that explores the recent Tokyo exhibition “Fragments of Graphism: An Alternative History of Graphic Design in Japan”.

Kimbo

Fonts + Idea + Publications

USD $20 (instant download)

Kimbo is a plug-in for Adobe Illustrator that adds 13 new tools in 2 tool groups to Illustrator’s tool palette. These tools permit the creation of artwork that would otherwise be difficult or time-consuming to create.

IDEA #381

Idea + Publications

USD $50.00 postpaid (international SAL shipping included)

This issue of IDEA is a wide-ranging look at transdisciplinary approaches to design, encompassing book design, installation, hybrid art/design, type design, independent book fairs and exhibition-making.

Biwa & Biwa Display

Sale! USD $120.00 for all 14 weights (instant download)

Biwa is a 14-member straight-sided family of formally nuanced grotesk typefaces. Biwa’s lighter weights feel subdued, cool in tone, and neutral, while the heavier weights are more robust and full of personality.

Cern

SALE! USD $120.00 for all 40 weights (instant download)

Cern is a family of 40 weights of neutral, yet formally nuanced grotesk typefaces that takes inspiration from Helvetica, Akzidenz Grotesk, Univers and the original metal types from Switzerland, yet has a slightly larger x-height for more pronounced legibility.

Raker

SALE! - USD $49.00 for all 40 weights! (instant download)

Raker was born out of a love for retro science fiction aesthetics and includes 4 cuts: Raker, Raker Display, Raker Stencil, and Raker Display Stencil. Each cut includes 5 weights of Roman and italic characters—Light, Regular, Medium, Bold, and Heavy.

Stamen

SALE! $80.00 USD for all 12 weights (instant download)

Stamen is the answer to a big question: What would happen if one tried to create a typeface family that was ‘out of time’? If a type designer was to turn off the internet and put away the type specimens and just try to explore limbic, phantom history, what might that look like?