IDEA magazine166
Ikko Tanaka / World of Symbols

IDEA No.166
Published: 1981/5

Cover Design: Ikko Tanaka
©1981 Seibundo Shinkosha
Editor in chief: Yoshihisa Ishihara
Editorial Director: Noboru Sakamoto
Publisher: Shigeo Ogawa
Editorial Cooperation: Ohchi Design Office
Editorial Cooperation: Midori Imatake
Printers: Nishiki Printing Co., Ltd.
Printers: Mitsumura Printing Co., Ltd.
Printers: Dainippon Printing Co., Ltd.
Table of Contents design: Yukio Kanise

Special feature: Ikko Tanaka / World of Symbols by Motoo Nakanishi
Pierre Le-Tan by Shigeru Watano
The ballets transformed by the three art of graphic designers by Syuji Fujii
The Original Art by Dills Evans, Shinichiro Tora
Hirokazu Hashimoto and his elaborate illustration by Hideo Mukai
Tadanori Yokoo oneman exhibition by Shigesato Itoi
New York Art Directors Club, “Hall of Fame in 1980” Gene Federico, Otto Storch, Henry Wolf
Billboard Spectaculars by Marc Treib
Seibu Lions design policy by Gan Hosoya, Tadasu Fukano
Group Grapus by Gérard Mermoz
The Corporate design for the Hotel New Carina
Ken Miki’s Creative Idiosyncrasy

Ikko Tanaka
Born in Nara in 1930 and graduated from Kyoto City School of Fine Arts in 1951. After working at The Nippon Design Center Inc. he became president of the Ikko Tanaka Design Studio in 1963. Since 1973, he has been active as the art director for the Seibu Saison Groupe. He recieved the Silver Prize of Warsaw International Poster Biennial, the Gold Prize of New York ADC,and many others. Died in 2002.