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With a history spanning more than fifty years, IDEA stands as the leading international graphic design publication in the world, mixing graphic design history, criticism, and showcases of design work in a mix of English and Japanese. Notoriously difficult to obtain in the United States reliably, our partnership with IDEA offers graphic designers and design readers in the US and globally the ability to purchase IDEA at notably low cost.

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IDEA #394: Class for Graphic Design Circle of Education, Research and Practice

Idea + Publications

USD $55.00 postpaid (international shipping included)

The latest issue of IDEA is devoted to different aspects of design education globally.

Total Armageddon: A Slanted Reader on Design

Publications

Sale! $10 off! USD $30.00 postpaid (international SAL shipping included)

Total Armageddon is a 400-page book of design writing from Slanted Publishers edited by Ian Lynam.

The Impossibility of Silence: Writing for Artists, Designers & Photographers

Publications

USD $27.00 postpaid (International shipping included)

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

A Natural History of Printer’s Flowers

Idea + Publications

USD $50.00 postpaid (international shipping included)

A beautifully printed 156-page A4-format book devoted to historical typographic ornament.

Moji no Mihon Font Identification Guide

Publications

USD $35.00 postpaid (international shipping included)

Moji no Mihon is the ultimate guide to identifying Japanese fonts in the digital age! This 280-page softcover book includes specimens of key characters of hundreds of Japanese fonts so that you can identify type on the fly!

IDEA #393: The Manga Internationalé

Idea + Publications

USD $50.00 postpaid (international shipping included)

An amazing issue of international manga, design exhibitions and type design! Includes a beautifully designed additional booklet about indie publishing.

Papier Labo Memo Sketchbook

Publications

USD $20.00 postpaid (international shipping included)

The absolute best hybrid memo pad/sketchbook ever made. Period.

Trip to Japan Graphics: Must-Visit Design Destinations in Tokyo

USD $25.00 postpaid (international shipping included)

A 150-page bilingual guidebook with a fold-out cover/map that shares Tokyo’s top design destinations from Kenya Hara, Ian Lynam, and other key figures in the Tokyo design scene.

IDEA #392: Type Design Now

Idea + Publications

USD $50.00 postpaid (international airmail included)

Issue #392 of IDEA is a powerhouse of typography and contemporary graphic design featuring a star-studded cast of characters! Includes the 2020 IDEA Calendar!