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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 #399: In the Design Field Today

Idea + Publications

USD $50.00 postpaid (international air shipping included)

A stunning new issue of IDEA dedicated to design studios working in branding! A visual powerhouse of an issue!

IDEA #398: Ryoji Tanaka / Illuminating Graphics

Idea + Publications

USD $55.00 postpaid (international shipping included)

A special issue largely dedicated to the work of Tokyo superstar design team Semitransparent Design’s CEO Ryoji Tanaka.

IDEA #397: Encountering Books: Art Book Fairs of the world, Distribution and Communication

Idea + Publications

USD $55.00 postpaid (international shipping included)

IDEA #397 is largely dedicated to global art book fairs and features reviews of contemporary art book fairs around the world, accompanied by essays, inserts, and a whole lot more!

Pudding #004

Publications

USD $23.00 postpaid (international air shipping included)

The latest issue of the bilingual English/Korean design journal dedicated to design and music.

Doko Demo Design Deluxe!

Publications

USD $25.00 postpaid (international air mail included)

Doko Demo Design Deluxe is our new 200-page Japanese/English dictionary and phrasebook for graphic designers, artists, photographers, and culture enthusiasts.

IDEA #396: Explore Color Design

Idea + Publications

USD $55.00 postpaid (international air shipping included)

A special issue of IDEA dedicated to contemporary design that embraces new approaches to color. IDEA #396 includes two additional custom printed inserts, the IDEA 2022 Calendar, and also features an overview of the hottest young Japanese graphic designers.

Corinthians Press 002: Zombie Somnambulence

Publications

USD $50.00 postpaid (international air shipping included)

Order Corinthians Press 002, the new 324-page bilingual J/E book featuring new visual work and essays by Patrick Tsai, Shirana Shahbazi, Chris Ro, Naohiro Utagawa, Ian Lynam, Mr. Keedy, Yuko Amano, Ed Fella, Yuki Kameguchi, Scott Massey, Yunim Kim, and Chris Duncan.

Idea #395: Designing the Digital World: Game Experience and User Interface

Idea + Publications

USD $55.00 postpaid (international air shipping included)

This issue of IDEA is completely devoted to games: an experimental visual review of the history of UI design in digital games, with game selection and editorial supervision by game developer and AI researcher Youichirou Miyake.

Cern

SALE! USD $120.00 for all 40 weights (instant download)

Cern is a family of 40 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.