IDEA #399: In the Design Field Today

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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

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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

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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!

IDEA #396: Explore Color Design

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

A Natural History of Printer’s Flowers

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

IDEA #393: The Manga Internationalé

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

IDEA #392: Type Design Now

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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!

IDEA Magazine Annual Subscription!

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

IDEA #391: Alternative Reality

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This issue of IDEA is a visual powerhouse examining the effects of the global pandemic on society and graphic design as an aspect of culture.

Slanted 31: Tokyo

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Slanted Magazine’s latest issue is devoted to graphic design in Tokyo.

IDEA #390: The Fashion Issue

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The newest issue of IDEA is a reflection on contemporary and historic fashion and its intersections with graphic design.

Ruder Typography Ruder Philosophy

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The defining 226-page hardcover book on the typography and philosophy of Swiss master typographer Emil Ruder, showcasing his work, influence, and legacy in the world of typography and beyond.

IDEA #389 – Feminist Moments

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Issue #389 of IDEA examines the f-word. That’s right: Feminism. (Plus some contemporary theory, history, rad portfolios, and Swiss design today.)

IDEA #388 – Acid Graphics

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A visual feast of the trippiest new design work, plus this issue comes with the IDEA 2020 Calendar!

IDEA #386: BIENNIALS!

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IDEA’s guide to graphic design biennials old and new!

IDEA #385: Locality

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Idea #385 explores notions of what it is to be a local with interviews and portfolios of work from designers in Tohoku and Kansai, as well as featuring a showcase of work and writing by Ian Lynam and a new booklet insert by Rudy Vanderlans.

IDEA #383

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IDEA #383 is a guide to current design culture across Asia, notably in South Korea, China, Taiwan and Japan in both English and Japanese.

Kimbo

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Kimbo is a plug-in for Adobe Illustrator that adds 13 new tools in 2 tool groups to Illustrator’s tool palette. These tools permit the creation of artwork that would otherwise be difficult or time-consuming to create.

IDEA #376 – Graphic designers and exhibitions

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IDEA #376 is dedicated to graphic designers and graphic design exhibitions yesterday, today and tomorrow.

IDEA #372: DAIJIRO OHARA

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IDEA #372 is an excellent look at the work of Daijiro Ohara, one of Japan’s most popular and award-winning young designers. Ohara’s graphic work is helping to define contemporary Japanese design aesthetics.

IDEA DOCUMENT

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IDEA DOCUMENT is an extraordinary fully bilingual English and Japanese language collection of the absolute best writing on type design, type development, typographic history and typeface designers chosen from the past 20 years of IDEA magazine.

IDEA #369: A History of Graphic Design in Japan: 1990-2014

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Idea #369 is devoted to the feature “A History of Graphic Design in Japan: 1990-2014” – a visual chronology of the development of Japanese graphic design over the past decade and a half.

IDEA # 367

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Idea #366 is devoted to the feature “An Alternative History of Poetry in Japan 1945-1969” – an exceedingly thorough examination of the development of Japanese graphic design and typography filtered through the lens of books on poetry.

IDEA #362: Contemporary Designers in France

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Idea #362 focuses on designers active in the contemporary French graphic design scene.