Design of Manga, Anime & Light Novel EXTRA
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Interview with Shin Sobue
Deisgn DIscourse with Daisuke Nishijima
20th Century Editorial Odyssey: The Pioneer days of Comiket and Doujinshi
by Yuichi Akata and Barbora
Talk: Kohei Nawata × Hibiki Chikada
Appendixies: Historical Materials s on Manga & Design
The Garden of Bunpei Yorifuji
Bunpei Yorifuji is a Japanese graphic designer who is known for art direction of advertisement using his unique illustrations. He is also known as a book designer and an illustrator. Besides, he writes books which are designed and put illustrations by himself. He told his wide sphere of activity as "Gardening". This means that he thinks design is like the earth of his garden and he grows various trees there such as advertisement, book design, illustration and so on. The trees are influenced one another and he likes to find common points and to connect them. In this issue, we divide his works into 4 categories; advertisement, illustration, book design and books and exhibitions, and we introduce these differences and the core of his creation in common.
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Picture Book and Book Design of Mitsumasa Anno
20th Century Editorial Odyssey Vol.1 "Whole Earth Catalog"
by Yuichi Akata & Barbora
Digital typeface project based on Saga-bon
by Yasuhito Nagahara & Osamu Torinoumi
Behind the Graphics Vol.1 Koichi Sato "New Music Media"
Comparison Chart of Hiragana Characters for body text
by Shin Sobue
heiQuiti Harata: Yes, I see.
Ut graphica poesis
Harata HeiQuiti (Heikichi) is a Japanese graphic designer whose focus is in editorial design and whom is well-known for his poetic visuals. Harata was born in 1947, and graduated from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music with a major in Visual Design.
Kouga Hirano: Letters and Movements
Kouga Hirano is a Japanese graphic designer who is known for creating book designs using his unique handwritten letters. Since the 1960s, he has designed more than 6,000 books and worked consistentlyand closely with particular clients including: publishers like Shobunsha, theatre companies such as Kuro Tento (Black Tent) and musical groups like Suigyu-Gakudan (Buffalo Band). His works for individual clients are diverse, but form a uniform visual approach.
In this issue, we introduce his varied work including books, posters, flyers and brochures while focusing on his activities in cultural and underground contexts.
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Shueitai: Revival of the Classic Typeface
Street Typography in Japan
by Kentaro "ANI" Fujimoto
Fumio Tachibana "Design"
"The Designers Republic Come Home"
Special Interview with Ian Anderson
Kieler Woche: History of a Design Contest
I: Karel Martens: Practical Principles
Interview with Karel Martens
by Emily King
II: Gento Matsumoto: Centrifugal Force of Media
Transparency as authenticity?: Ronald Clyne and his cover art for Folkways
Compiled by Warren Taylor and John Nixon
Text by Andrew E. Hurley
Nobuhiro Yamaguchi: Forms of Mutual Unity
Typographische Monatsblätter: The development of TM magazine with selected covers
Octavo: Story of typography journal
Books on typography from 34 reading lists
Critical Development of Sans Serifs: Replica, New Rail Alphabet, Neutral
Tadanori Yokoo 196X: selected works from the 1960s and 1970s
150 years of Jan Rajlich & Czech graphic art
Book Review: Ai Yamaguchi Art Works "First Light"
Dialogues with Tatsuya Ariyama
Design of Techno on Paper
Special Feature: Forms of Practice
Supplement: Forms of practice [Text]
Toward a new form of practice
A number of young designers in Europe and America are attempting to develop their own paths in exploring graphic design through innovative small-scale practices. Many of the designers featured here were born in the 1970s and 1980s, coming of age in commercial practice in the digital environment. The majority of those featured operate within the sphere of graphic design production from the approach of a more personal practice, inflecting their work with nuanced, idiosyncratic conceptual and formal approaches.
While widely varied due to cultural context and social/environmental differences, all have a kinship in unique approaches to developing formal options for clients. The use of the word "option" as applied here is perhaps the most relevant key point for the latest wave of graphic design from abroad- perhaps the "solution" as an end result of graphic design as a process is a dead methodology. What are instead offered are graphic "options" in lieu of "solutions"- inquiries answered with inquiries, questions answered with questions. The work featured offers playful, tentative answers instead of cold, hard end results.
Special Feature: Privately Public, Publicly Private
Haruka Sugita, Tokyo Pistol, So Hashizume, Yuma Harada (UMA / design farm), Hiroshi Iguchi, Koh Chihara, Akira Sasaki, Kenjiro Harigai (ANSWR), Shun Kawakami (artless), Yoshio Nakano, Yuri Suyama, SKKY / iTohen, Semitransparent Design, Midori Kawano, GraphersRock, Yoshimitsu Sakoda (1057)
Cover Artwork: Daijiro Ohara