IDEA #398: Ryoji Tanaka / Illuminating Graphics

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USD $55.00 postpaid (international shipping included)
Designers:
Laboratories, Ryoji Tanaka, Ian Lynam
Publisher:
Seibundo Shinkosha
Categories:
Idea + Publications

IDEA #398 is a special, highly visual issue largely dedicated to the work of Tokyo-based futurist design collective Semitransparent Design’s principal Ryoji Tanaka. From the web to the metaverse, Tanaka’s career is the story of contemporary design.

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Ryoji Tanaka / Illuminating Graphics

Direction by Ryoji Tanaka × Idea
Design by LABORATORIES (Kensaku Kato, Megumi Moriya)
Cooperation│Semitransparent Design (Emiko Kashiwagi, Seiji Arimoto, Hirofumi Kaneko, Kazuya Gunji, Naoki Takehisa)Translation by Mariko Oki

In the early 2000s, as online media permeated our lives, Ryoji Tanaka (who runs Semitransparent Design) began his career as a web designer. Tanaka has had an illustrious career, weaving together a diverse array of design initiatives using computers and technology.

In this special issue, various works by Ryoji Tanaka are categorized by form (graphic design, web design, installation art, exhibition planning, etc.) and arranged chronologically by category. The selection of the works included in this volume was made by Tanaka himself.

Introduction: 
Tanaka’s  Time
Text by Yasuhito Nagahara

Graphic Design

Interview with Ryoji Tanaka
20 years of semi-transparent thought and design
Interview by Shunya Hagiwara

Web Design

Installation Art

Round table:
Keep chatting
Keiichiro Shibuya, Kenshu Shintsubo and Ryoji Tanaka

Exhibition

Essay: 
Light and Graphic Convergence
Text by gnck

Insert:
EVERYTHING BUT THE INTERNET
Text and Design by Ryoji Tanaka

Design of modular synthesizers
― Observations and documentation

Direction by SO & Idea Supervision by Rintaro(Clockface Modular)
Design by SO(So Hashizume)
Photography by Satoshi Aoyagi
Cooperation by Kenichi Takagi, Z_Hyper

A feature about modular synthesizers: electronic musical instruments that have been gaining popularity since around 2010, mainly in the Western community.

In this second special issue, we introduce the world of modular synthesizers, which are full of unique interface designs. While reviewing the history of modular synthesizers, we will also touch on the design philosophy of their creators.

Series|CRITIQUE & CONTEXT
Installment 2: The Context of Critique

Text by Ian Lynam 
Translation by Manami Yamamoto

The second in a four-part series called “Critique & Context” about the role of critique, criticism, semiotics, and cultural context.

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