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IDEA No.368 : A Chronicle of Alternative Spirits in Japan 1970-1994

Published: 2014/12   Price: 2,829+tax jp yen
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A Chronicle of Alternative Spirits in Japan 1970-1994:
Books Designed in Negative Forms or A Gutenberg Elegy in a Thousand and One Steps

Chapter V The Rise and Fall of an Universe of Books on Humanities
15 Yoshioka Minoru: Chikuma Shobo
16 Obi Toshito: Misuzu Shobo
17 Shimizu Yasuo: Seidosha
18 Murakami Ichiro: Nippon Hyoronsha, Iwanami Eigasha, Heibonsha, Shiko Dojinkai, Kinokuniya Shoten, and Mumeiki Hakkojo

Chapter VI The Tide of Limited Edition in the Seventies
19 Masada Kishio: Shoshi Kisetsusha
20 Yukawa Seiichi: Yukawa Shobo
21 Ikuta Kosaku and Hiromasa Kaoru: Sabatoyakata
22 Watanabe Ikko: Kobe Books, Nanka Shokyoku
23 Ono Yu: Shinkaisha

Chapter VII The New Generation of Works of Literature
24 Hasegawa Ikuo: Ozawa Shoten
25 Mangyoku Kunio: Bungeishunju
26 Nakajima Kahoru: Chikuma Shobo
27 Mochizuki Reiko: Shinchosha

Chapter VIII The Fate of Hisshoku (writing and touch)
28 Nagai Katsuichi: Seirindo
29 Yagi Toshiki: Kyoto University Press
30 Hiraide Takashi: Shoki Shorin, Kawade Shobo Shinsha and via wwalnuts
31 Takagi Jaku

A Chronological Table of an Alternative History of Publishing in Japan 1923-1994

A History of Modern Japanese Printing Types: Text by Uchida Akira
Postscript by Kiyonori Muroga

[Series] All we know about Japanese Zines Vol. 1: Text by Barbora and Momo Nonaka
Information & Book
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Notice: Change of Publication Frequency

NOTE: All text in Japanese unless otherwise noted.

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IDEA No.367 : An Alternative History of Poetry in Japan 1945-1969

Published: 2014/10   Price: 2,829+tax jp yen
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An Altetnative History of Poetry in Japan 1945-1969
or A Gutenberg Elegy in a Thousand and One Steps

Chapter Ⅰ Tombstones or seeds
1 Iwanami classics
2 Shincho library etc.

Chapter Ⅱ Poetry books as king of books
3 Date Tokuo: Shoshi Eureka
4 Oda Kyuro: Shichosha
5 Yamada Koichi, Suzuki Kazutami and Oizumi Fumiyo: Shoshi Yamada
6 Kimura Eiji: Shichigatsudo

Chapter Ⅲ Man-machine or home recording
7 Kusama Kyohei: Nihon tosha insatsu kenkyujo, Kusama sakuhin hanpukai
8 Wakayama Yasouji: Nihon kohan kenkyujo
9 Kameyama Iwao: Nagoya mamehon
10 Sasaki Kikyo: Press Bibliomane

Chapter Ⅳ Underground or Shibusawa school
11 Ishii Kyoji: Gendaishichosha
12 Yaki Shoji: Togensha
13 Kumono Ryohei: Bijutsu shuppansha
14 Yamaki Kazuhiro, Naito Mitsuko: 
Kawade shobo, Tokyo shoseki, Shichiyosha, Haga shoten, Tensei shuppan, Toshi shuppansha, Barajujisha and Shuppansha

The World of Jun Ito:Reconsideration of Japan Graphic Exhibition
[New Series] All we know about Japanese Zines Vol.0;"ABC of Zine"
[Series] Age of Inforgraphics Vol.3
[Series] Yellow Pages Vol.3: Xiao Mage & Cheng Zi (Beijing) [English & Japanese]
Setagaya minwa Graphic Exhibition and Graphic Design
Supplement of Idea no.366 "Visual Communication in the Post-Internet Age"
Information & Book
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IDEA No.366 : Visual Communication in the Post-Internet Age

Published: 2014/08   Price: 2,829+tax jp yen
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Special Feature: Visual Communication in the Post-Internet Age

Rafaël Rozendaal

Visual Artifacts: Works from the Post-Internet Age
Adam Ferriss,Alain Vonck,Anny Wang,Anthony Antonellis,BACON,Dom Sebastian,Emilio Gomariz,Francesco Mancin,Joe Hamilton,Kim Laughton,Michael Guidetti,Norman Orro,Nic Hamilton,OKFocus,§†§,Sebastian Thewes,Steph Davidson,Teen Witch Fan Club / Zain Curtis,Thomas Traum,ucnv

Illuminating Graphics Exhibition (Creation Gallery G8)
All Possible Futures
Age of Inforgraphics Vol.2
Yellow Pages Vol.2: Aaron Nieh (Taipei) [English & Japanese]
Review & Information

NOTE: All text in Japanese unless otherwise noted.

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No.366 Apology and Correction(Last-updated: August 13, 2014)

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IDEA No.365 : From the 80s to the 80s

Published: 2014/06   Price: 2,829+tax jp yen
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From the 80s to the 80s: Contemporary revival of the 80s illustration in Japan.

Yoshitake Yamane (MEMO)
Yurie Sekiya
REO* spikee
Ayako Hishinuma
F* Kaori
STEREOTENNIS
Shinobu Ono
ancco

“Thoughts on recent development of the 80s revival”
Text by barbora

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IDEA No.364 : KIYOHARA etsushi, KITASONO katué

Published: 2014/04   Price: 3,143+tax jp yen
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Fundamentals of KIYOHARA Etsushi
Design: Yoshihisa Shirai
Photo: Yoshihiro Yamada
Text: Jun-ichiro Khori

Poésie et désign de KITASONO katué

On shapes of kana: Proportional Kana Font "Kozei"
Text: Toshinobu Nagata 
Design: Kazuhiro Yamada

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IDEA No.363 : Design of Makoto Orui: Tendencies and Measures, Editorial Design of Yuzuru Agi

Published: 2014/02   Price: 2,829+tax jp yen
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Design of Makoto Orui: Tendencies and Measures
Interview with Yoichi Shibuya
Interview with Naohiro Ukawa
Text by Mari Akasaka
Text by Elein Fleiss
Memorandum about Makoto Orui

Editorial Design of Yuzuru Agi
Vanity Records Visual Catalog : Text by Yuzuru Agi
[Talk] Past, Present and Future of Independent Media

Serials Wayposts; towards a topographic mind #2
Typefaces and Intellectual Property
Exhibition Review
- Type Trip: The New Asian Graphic Design Exhibition
- Mitsuo Katsui: Design of Symptom
The Idea of Music [009] / Interview with GraphersRock
Information

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IDEA No.362 : Contemporary Designers in France

Published: 2013/12   Price: 2,829+tax jp yen
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Poetics of Graphic Language: Contemporary Designers in France
Helmo, Akatre, Frédéric Teschner, Charles Mazé & Coline Sunier, deValence
Works of Pierre Faucheux

Typojanchi 2013 Report: Supertext on Supertext

Serials Wayposts; towards a topographic mind #1

Exhibition Review
Atsuki Kikuchi "Creation Is Free. Production Needs Fee."
Rikako Nagashima "Between human and nature"
Jan Tschichold Exhibition "Eternally New: dialectic of Jan Tschichold"

Font review: Metro Nova
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IDEA No.361 : Design of Amachan / Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Graphics / Period of Idol Identity / Letters and Design of Junichi Someya

Published: 2013/10   Price: 2,829+tax jp yen
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Design of Amachan
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Graphics
Period of Idol Identity
Letters and Design of Junichi Someya

Obituary: Makoto Nakamura
Cultural History of Japanese Typefaces Vol. 6 "Evaluatining Sense of Oldness"
Report: Typojanchi 2013
Information
the idea of music[007] Interview with Hajime Tachibana

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IDEA No.360 : Found Print in the Library of Shinro Ohtake

Published: 2013/08   Price: 2,829+tax jp yen
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Special Feature: Found Print in the Library of Shinro Ohtake

Toward general solution for art publication: Desigining and publishing with Shinro
Suburban Lawns - A Look at CalArts Past & Present
The World of Kokoku-kai

Cultural History of Japanese Typefaces Vol. 5 "Not All Typefaces are Square"

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IDEA No.359 : Special Feature: Specialized Lectures on Design

Published: 2013/06   Price: 2,829+tax jp yen
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Special Feature: Specialized Lectures on Design

History of Graphic Design Education in Japan
Typography as Communication ― Jiro Katashio
Type Design and One Line ― Osamu Trinoumi
Page Layout Design with Grid System ― Yoshihisa Shirai
MeMe Design School and Its Activities
Looking This Way and That in Design: The Practice of So Hashizume
Views on "Katachi no Mikata (Textbook on Visual Communication)" ― Fumio Tachibana
KM+WT: Karel Martens and Werkplaats Typografie
The Dissolution of The Design Department of The Jan Van Eyck Academie
Pop Culture Colour Theory

Cultural History of Japanese Typefaces Vol. 4 "Typesetting Japanese Mixed with Latin Alphabet"

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