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.

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.

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.)

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!

IDEA #386: BIENNIALS!

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

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!

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.

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.