IDEA #396: Explore Color Design

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Explore Color Design:
Digital Color and the Future of Color Expression

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

Direction by Idea
Supervision by Naoki Mitsui

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This issue ships with the IDEA 2022 Calendar, a beautiful offset and letterpress-printed calendar.

This issue features the work of:
Ikki Kobayashi

Hiromi Fujita

Mariko Okazaki

Keiji Yano

Yutaka Sato

Shun Ishizuka

Chihiro Honda

[Commentary] Color Mechanisms and Digital Color
Text by Naoki Mitsui

[Essay] Modern Design and Color:
A hue ring for theorizing harmony and contrast
Text by Ichiro Saga

[Column] A Common Language for Japanese Colors:
Mitsuo Katsui and the DIC Color Guide


Colors that can be reproduced anywhere in the world:
Creating a common language and developing services for colors

Updating colors to suit the times: 
Takeo Fine Paper and Color Changes 

Color Library:
Developing digital tools to expand the possibilities of printing


Text by Tetsuya Goto
Design by Sulki & Min
Translation by Tetsuya Goto
English proofread by Duncan Brotherton

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From Furniture to “New Furniture”
The Origin of CI/VI Design through the lens of Tendo Mokko Visual Design

Cooperation by Tendo Mokko
Text by Toshiaki Koga
Design by Toshimasa Kimura
Photography by Satoshi Aoyagi

Rediscovering Letterpress:
New Calendar 2022 Production File

Interview with Chika Yamamoto
Design by Jujiro Maki

NISSHA & IDEA Collaborative Creativity in Digital Printing Vol. 1

Design by shiroi-rittai

Exhibition Report│Typographic Composition,Yoshihisa Shirai from International Style to Classic Style and on to idea



This issue ships with the IDEA 2022 Calendar, a beautiful offset and letterpress-printed calendar.
Design by Jujiro Maki

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