Start Somewhere by Ian Lynam

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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

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

IDEA #391: Alternative Reality

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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

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

IDEA #390: The Fashion Issue

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The newest issue of IDEA is a reflection on contemporary and historic fashion and its intersections with graphic design.

Parallel Narratives

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Essential reading for design educators.

The Letter I: On Authenticity

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

Noritake: Works

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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.

Graphic Waves

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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

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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

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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

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

Sakuji Hyakkei – 100 Views of Japanese Lettering

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

IDEA Magazine Annual Subscription!

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

IDEA #388 – Acid Graphics

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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

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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 #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 #383

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IDEA #383 is a guide to current design culture across Asia, notably in South Korea, China, Taiwan and Japan in both English and Japanese.

IDEA Sketchbook set

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A two-sketchbook set that replicates IDEA magazine’s contemporary and vintage format.

Kimbo

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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.

Nihon-ji Freestyle Complete

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A collection of beautiful hand-drawn lettering by Shigeru Inada (1926-2009) that charts assorted unique approaches to lettering from the 1960s through the 1990s.

IDEA #380

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This issue of IDEA explored the work of legendary graphic designer and artist Tadanori Yokoo, Otl Aicher’s identity for Isny, a history of Toshihiro Katayama, Philippe Apeloig, Postalco and more!

Cannibals & Kirimomi Display

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Cannibals is a brand new 92-page booklet by Ian Lynam comprised of a handful of new essays about design, education, hope, dread, delight, misery, and of course, sex. It is typeset in a brand new family of digital typefaces called Kirimomi Display.

Coloring

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Coloring Inside the Lines/Coloring Outside the Lines is a 36-page handbook about what the hell to do when you are about to graduate from design school.

IDEA #377

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IDEA #377 is largely about the emerging generation of Japanese graphic designers, as well as looking at an undiscovered or unexamined global history of typography, contemporary speculative design approaches, and graphic design today.

IDEA #376 – Graphic designers and exhibitions

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IDEA #376 is dedicated to graphic designers and graphic design exhibitions yesterday, today and tomorrow.

IDEA #375: Phenomenology of Koichi Sato

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IDEA #375 is largely devoted to the work of Japanese graphic designer Koichi Sato, a quietly poetic designer whose delicate color motifs and metaphysical forms are expressed through hazy auras and glowing luminosity.

IDEA DOCUMENT 2: Type & Typography

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IDEA DOCUMENT is compilation book series that collects specific features from the past two decades of IDEA Magazine. IDEA DOCUMENT 2: Type & Typographycollects thirty articles about both Latin and Japanese typefaces and typography.

IDEA #372: DAIJIRO OHARA

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IDEA #372 is an excellent look at the work of Daijiro Ohara, one of Japan’s most popular and award-winning young designers. Ohara’s graphic work is helping to define contemporary Japanese design aesthetics.

Parting It Out by Ian Lynam

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Parting It Out is a collection of essays spanning much of Graphic Design as it applies to aspects of contemporary culture – from the Olympics to Japan to typography to R. Kelly to Cuba to sign painting.

IDEA DOCUMENT

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IDEA DOCUMENT is an extraordinary fully bilingual English and Japanese language collection of the absolute best writing on type design, type development, typographic history and typeface designers chosen from the past 20 years of IDEA magazine.

IDEA #369: A History of Graphic Design in Japan: 1990-2014

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Idea #369 is devoted to the feature “A History of Graphic Design in Japan: 1990-2014” – a visual chronology of the development of Japanese graphic design over the past decade and a half.

IDEA # 367

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Idea #366 is devoted to the feature “An Alternative History of Poetry in Japan 1945-1969” – an exceedingly thorough examination of the development of Japanese graphic design and typography filtered through the lens of books on poetry.

Emil Ruder – Fundamentals

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Four lectures from the 1950s by one of the masters of Swiss typography, Emil Ruder

IDEA #363

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Idea #363 focuses on the irreverent, sexual graphic work of Purple Journal art director Makoto Orui and the anachronistic work of editorial designer Yuzuri Agi, along with much more. This issue is an excellent overview of the surprising foundations of Japanese pop and rock music editorial design – something far different than what happened in the 70s and 80s in Europe, North America, and Australasia.

IDEA #360

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Idea #360 focuses on graphic design education, California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), the work of Shinro Ohtake and a historical overview of Kokoku-kai, the precursor to IDEA.