IDEA #363

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  • Designers: Yoshihisa Shirai
  • Publisher: Seibundo Shinkosha
  • Categories: Idea + Publications

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Idea #363 focuses on the irreverent, blatantly sex-obsessed 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.

Contents:
Design of Makoto Orui: Tendencies and Measures
Text: Barbora, Idea
Interview with Yoichi Shibuya
Interview with Naohiro Ukawa
Text by Mari Akasaka
Text by Elein Fleiss
Memorandum about Makoto Orui

Editorial Design of Yuzuru Agi
Design by Shin Akiyama (edition.nord)
Cooperation by nu things, Satoru Higashiseto (Forever Records) and Barbora

Vanity Records Visual Catalog : Text by Yuzuru Agi
rock magazine, fashion, EGO, infra, BIT, 0g
Vanity, neu product, personnages recordings, remodel
rock-end, Iconostesis, E

[Talk] Past, Present and Future of Independent Media
Speaker: Yuzuru Agi (nu things), Shin Akiyama (edition.nord)
Moderator: Hideaki Okamura (inframince inc.)

Serials Wayposts; towards a topographic mind #2
by John Warwicker (tomato)
Japanese Typesetting by Yoshihisa Shirai

Typefaces and Intellectual Property
Text by Toshinobu Nagata, Idea
Supervision by Tasuku Mizuno
**This feature is also available as a Creative Commons-licensed PDF here.

Exhibition Review
Type Trip: The New Asian Graphic Design Exhibition
Text by Tetsuya Goto (OOO Projects)
Design by Yuma Harada (UMA / design farm)
Cooperation by Javin Mo (Milkxhake)

Mitsuo Katsui: Design of Symptom
Text by Takeo Nakano

The Idea of Music [009] / Interview with GraphersRock
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