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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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Cern Variable

USD $300 for both Regular and Italic variable fonts (instant download)

Cern Variable is a family of 2 variable fonts (Regular & Italic) that combine 22 weights of neutral, yet formally nuanced grotesk typefaces that takes inspiration from Helvetica, Akzidenz Grotesk, Univers and the original metal types from Switzerland, yet has a slightly larger x-height for more pronounced legibility.

Biwa Variable

USD $200.00 (immediate download)

Biwa Variable is a new straight-sided family of formally nuanced grotesk typefaces in variable font format. Biwa Variable contains both weight and optical size axes so that you can adjust them to look exactly the way you want in any situation.

Elpy Variable

USD $200.00 (immediate download)

Elpy Variable is a friendly rounded variable sans serif with 20 preset weights. A workhorse text and display family inspired by all things music!

Glot Variable

USD $100 (immediate download)

Glot is a variable font pair based on our flared terminal sans serif family of typefaces based on a mix of proportions of Roman square capitals and hyper-readable sans serifs.

Moji Image Graphic

Publications

USD $50.00 postpaid (international air shipping included)

The new 289-page bilingual E/J guide to contemporary Japanese graphic design.

Daijiro Ohara Handbook

Publications

USD $55.00 postpaid (including international air shipping)

The powerhouse 368-page debut monograph of Japanese graphic designer Daijiro Ohara.

IDEA Magazine Annual Subscription!

Idea + Misc. + Publications

USD $190 postpaid (free international shipping included!)

We are pleased to offer annual subscriptions to IDEA, Japan’s leading graphic design magazine to the world!

Idea #404: Co-creation between AI and us

Idea + Publications

USD $50.00 postpaid (international air shipping included)

In recent years artificial intelligence (AI) has become the topic of international conversation, and though there are more than a few who feel threatened by the existence of AI, this issue of IDEA focuses not on ‘Us vs. AI’ but on the potential of ‘Us & AI’ working together.

Idea #403: Typeface design for the voice of the world: The Works of Toshi Omagari

Idea + Publications

USD $50.00 postpaid (including international air shipping)

A special issue of IDEA dedicated to the work of type designer Toshi Omagari. This fully bilingual E/J issue is a must for type designers and typographers—it will knock your socks off! Each issue ships with a beautiful specimen booklet for Omagari’s revival typeface family New Centaur!