IDEA #381

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The latest issue of IDEA is a wide-ranging look at transdisciplinary approaches to design, encompassing book design, installation, photo books, hybrid art/design, lexica, type design, independent book fairs and exhibition-making. Replete with texts by Kenya Hara, Daijiro Ohara, Tetsuya Goto and Toshiaki Koga, IDEA #381 is a detailed survey of contemporary approaches to design in Japan and Korea today.

IDEA #380 also includes a feature on the life of Toshihiro Katayama, a Japanese designer who worked in Switzerland and the USA for many years. This feature is an elucidating look at the career of an international powerhouse.

The identity for the town of Isny, designed by Otl Aicher is also explored in-depth in another feature, the making of the recent Postalco book is examined in an interview with the brand’s co-owners Mike and Yuri Abelson, and there is a feature on French designer Philippe Apeloig’s recent Ginza Graphic Gallery exhibition.

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Transboundary Design — Perspective of Yoshihisa Tanaka
Direction: Yoshihisa Tanaka × Idea Design: LABORATORIES(Kensaku Kato, Seigo Kitaoka)

On His Great Curiosity for Remembering Tomorrow

Text by Hirofumi Isoya

Tanaka in Conversation
Text by Daijiro Ohara

Book Design
Intuitive, Delicate and Obstinate

Text by Kenya Hara

Book’s Calling
Text by Yuri Suyama

Towards a Book After Post Digitalogue
Text by Kensaku Kato

To What it Should be
Text by Takasuke Onishi

Visual Identity & Project
Possibility of the Photo Book

Text by Kohei Oyama

Chic: Idea Edition
Special Talk Issay Kitagawa × Yoshihisa Tanaka

Editing by Chic Editorial Dept. / Design: Rin Takehiro

Design of Attitude
Text by Yui Takada

Japan, the Post-historical, and Our Art
Text by Toshiaki Koga

Event Report of Idea No. 379 Hitoshi Suzuki Issue

Editing & Design by Toshinobu Nagata

Part 1: Power and Science of Page and Style
Hitoshi Suzuki × Takamitsu Yamamoto

Part 2: To the Final Phase of the Book: Hardcore of Editing = Design
Hitoshi Suzuki × Jun-ichiro Khori × Toshinobu Nagata

Ken Okamoto + Gottingham + Shunya Hagiwara:
Practicing Visual Design with the Institute of
Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo (IIS)

Direction by Ken Okamoto, Gottingham, Shunya Hagiwara
Text by Reina Ashibe (Studio Gottingham)
Design by Ken Okamoto, Minato Yamanaka (Ken Okamoto Design Office Inc.)
Photo by Gottingham
Illustration by Maya Numata
Translation by Kei Berger
Supported by Design-Led X Platform, Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), the University of Tokyo / Shunji Yamanaka / Tetsuya Goto / Masayuki Onaga / Mitsuru Muramatsu

Refine and Research
Interview: Ken Okamoto + Gottingham + Shunya Hagiwara
Interview by Tetsuya Goto

The IIS as a Design Hub –The Relationship Between Research and Design

Interview: Shunji Yamanaka, Masayuki Onaga × Ken Okamoto, Gottingham and Shunya Hagiwara

Atlases: Visualizing the Ecological Conception of the World
Part 4: Heinrich Berghaus’s Physikalischer Atlas –
The Physical Description of the Earth and the Adventure of Visual Language

Text by Akio Ota

Recent Activity of Lu Jingren I
Tao of Book Design: A Forty years journey of Book Design by Lu jingren
Dissémination of Lu Jingren
Text by Hitoshi Suzuki

Recent Activity of Lu Jingren II
The 9th Jinren Book Design Workshop: Shin Akiyama
Beijin Workshop Diary
Text by Shin Akiyama

Typojanchi 2017: Report
Text by Tetsuya Goto
Design by Ordinary People and Tetsuya Goto
Interview: Yukimasa Okumura
Interview by Dainippon Type Organization
Interview: Dainippon Type Organizationa
Interview by Tetsuya Goto
Interview: Ahn Byung-Hak
Interview by Tetsuya Goto

Alternative Way of Designing a Japanese Typeface:
Shintaro Ajioka and Ajimin Family

Editing and Design by Toshinobu Nagata

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