IDEA #368: A Chronicle of Alternative Spirits in Japan 1970-1994

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Shirai Yoshihisa, IDEA
Publisher:
Seibundo Shinkosha
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Idea #368 is devoted to the feature “A Chronicle of Alternative Spirits in Japan 1970-1994” – an exceedingly thorough examination of the development of Japanese graphic design and typography filtered through the lens of the small press, continued from Idea #367. This issue is an absolute must for anyone interested in Japanese design history. The issue also contains the history of Japanese ‘zines, as well as an excellent bilingual feature on contemporary Asian graphic designers. Lavishly designed, this issue is a standout.

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Contents:
A Chronicle of Alternative Spirits in Japan 1970-1994
Preface by Khori Jun-ichiro
A Chronological Table of an Alternative History of Publishing in Japan 1923-1994: Editing by Uchida Akira, Kawamoto Kaname, Nagata Toshinobu
Staff List & Explanatory Notes, Guide

Chapter V The Rise and Fall of an Universe of Books on Humanities
15 Yoshioka Minoru: Chikuma Shobo
16 Obi Toshito: Misuzu Shobo
17 Shimizu Yasuo: Seidosha
18 Murakami Ichiro: Nippon Hyoronsha, Iwanami Eigasha, Heibonsha, Shiko Dojinkai, Kinokuniya Shoten, and Mumeiki Hakkojo
Text by Tetsutaro Nakamura (15), Toshinobu Nagata (16), Takamitsu Yamamoto (17), Osamu Saeki (18)

Chapter VI The Tide of Limited Edition in the Seventies
19 Masada Kishio: Shoshi Kisetsusha
20 Yukawa Seiichi: Yukawa Shobo
21 Ikuta Kosaku and Hiromasa Kaoru: Sabatoyakata
22 Watanabe Ikko: Kobe Books, Nanka Shokyoku
23 Ono Yu: Shinkaisha
Text by Keusuke Sakaki (19), Katsuhisa Toda (20), Takeshi Yamanaka (21, 23), Shunichi Mamura (22)

Chapter VII The New Generation of Works of Literature
24 Hasegawa Ikuo: Ozawa Shoten
25 Mangyoku Kunio: Bungeishunju
26 Nakajima Kahoru: Chikuma Shobo
27 Mochizuki Reiko: Shinchosha
Text by Naoya Akiba (24), Shuma Tarumoto (25, 26), Toshinobu Nagata (27)

Chapter VIII The Fate of Hisshoku (writing and touch)
28 Nagai Katsuichi: Seirindo
29 Yagi Toshiki: Kyoto University Press
30 Hiraide Takashi: Shoki Shorin, Kawade Shobo Shinsha and via wwalnuts
31 Takagi Jaku
Text by Rabito Tobirano (28, 30), Jun-ichiro Khori (29), Barbora (31)

A Chronological Table of an Alternative History of Publishing in Japan 1923-1994

A History of Modern Japanese Printing Types: Text by Uchida Akira
Postscript by Kiyonori Muroga

[Series] All we know about Japanese Zines
Vol.1 “Years of Comitia and the Original Independent Comics”

Text by Barbora and Momo Nonaka
Editing by Takeshi Maeda
Design by Saki Soda and Shirai Design Studio
Illustration by Saki Soda

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