Moji Image Graphic

Publications

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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!

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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

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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

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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!

IDEA #402: Opening Paths with Small Press Publishing

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The latest issue of IDEA is dedicated to independent publishing practices in Japan and the Future of Distribution in Japan.

IDEA #401: Wayfinding for City Spaces: Bridging navigation and signage with design

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The latest issue of IDEA is dedicated to graphic wayfinding in the contemporary moment.

IDEA #400!

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The 400th issue of IDEA! This landmark issue features an amazing retrospective of every single back issue and so much more… comes with the 2023 IDEA calendar!

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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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

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

Doko Demo Design Deluxe!

Publications

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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

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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.

Corinthians Press 002: Zombie Somnambulence

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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

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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.

Writing Writing

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A new collection of writing and design by Ian Lynam, Matthew Monk, Randy Nakamura, Chris Ro, and Gail Swanlund

Pudding #1

Publications

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We are so happy to feature the very first issue of Pudding, a new bilingual English/Korean design and music journal!

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.

Total Armageddon: A Slanted Reader on Design

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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

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

Moji no Mihon Font Identification Guide

Publications

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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

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

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

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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.

Start Somewhere by Ian Lynam

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Start Somewhere is a 76-page handbook about how to become a designer who writes. Most designers grapple with generating their own content. This zine is full of writing about *how* to write and more importantly, how to get started.

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.

The Letter I: On Authenticity

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A brand new 52-page booklet by Ian Lynam that examines notions of authenticity via design, consumption, and history.

Graphic Waves

Publications

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Graphic Waves introduces the works of leading designers and independent labels working at the forefront of the music industry. An incredibly inspiring and well-designed book featuring some of the most inspirational design work today.

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.)

Modes of Criticism 5: Design Systems

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Issue number five of the world’s only real design criticism journal.

Critique: The War of Design

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A brand new 64-page booklet by Ian Lynam about critique in graphic design and educational contexts. And semiotics. And criticism. And some other stuff. It is a booklet for students, teachers and designers alike.

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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USD $20 (instant download)

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.

Cannibals & Kirimomi Display

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Cannibals is a 92-page booklet by Ian Lynam comprised of a handful of new essays about design, education, hope, dread, delight, misery, and of course, sex. It is typeset in a brand new family of digital typefaces called Kirimomi Display.

Coloring

Publications

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Coloring Inside the Lines/Coloring Outside the Lines is a 36-page handbook about what the hell to do when you are about to graduate from design school.

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.

Parting It Out by Ian Lynam

Publications

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Parting It Out is a collection of essays spanning much of Graphic Design as it applies to aspects of contemporary culture – from the Olympics to Japan to typography to R. Kelly to Cuba to sign painting.

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.