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IDEA No.356 : Lettering Mannerism

Published: 2012/12   Price: 2,829+tax jp yen
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Lettering Mannerism: Letterings, Logotypes and New Typefaces in the 60s & 70s in Japan
20 Years of FUSE

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IDEA No.355 : ASABA Katsumi

Published: 2012/10   Price: 2,829+tax jp yen
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Signs of Katsumi Asaba
Essay by Kaho Somada
Interview with Shigesato Itoi, Shou Akiyama
Comments from Collaborators:
Mariko Hayashi, Chie Morimoto, Keisuke Nagatomo, Issey Miyake, Eitetsu Hayashi, Katsuhisa Hattori, Yukimasa Okumura, Masahiro Shinoda, Kenichiro Mogi, Kazumi Kurigami Takako Terumuma, Tamotsu Fujii, Bishin Jumonji, Katsuhiko Hibino, Yoshinari Nishimura, Kazuko Koike, Gan Hosoya

Photo by Maki Suzuki (p.003, 131-138)

Akio Okumura and Usual Days
20th Century Editorial Odyssey Vol. 7
Back to the 50s.

Masayoshi Nakajo: Forgetting makes things easy, remembering drives you crazy.
Masayoshi Nakajo×Kazunari Hattori×Hiroshi Homura: (Almost) complete record of Gallery Talk

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IDEA No.354 : Alternative History of Publishing in Japan 1923 -1945: Books Beautiful Truly.

Published: 2012/08   Price: 2,829+tax jp yen
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Alternative History of Publishing in Japan 1923 -1945: Books Beautiful Truly.
Miyatake Gaikotsu, Ito Chikusui, Sakamoto Atsushi, Umehara Hokumei, Takeuchi Michinosuke, Kitahara Tetsuo, Hasegawa Minokichi, Haruyama Yukio, Hirai Ko, Iwasa Toichiro, Tamaru Takuro, Fukuhara Shinzo, Okamura Yushi, Uemura Masuro, Yanagi Muneyoshi, Jugaku Bunsho, Nishikawa Mitsuru, Yamazaki Akira, Egawa Masayuki, Kusano Sadayuki, Noda Seizo, Yamamoto Takeo, Kojiro Tanesuke, Saito Shozo, Iwamoto Wasaburo, Hirose Chika, Izawa Jiro, Aki Shunosuke, Hirai Hiroshi, Shimo Taro, Moriya Hitoshi

Text: Khori Junichiro
Text and Cooperation: Tobirano Rabbito, Takahashi Nobuyuki, Muroga Kiyonori, Shirai Yoshihisa
Typeface Information: Okazawa Yoshihide
Editorial Cooperation: Kawamoto Kaname
Photograph: Yamada Yoshihiro
Special Thanks: Kotani Koji for the Manuscript of
One Thousand and One-Second Stories
(photo by Oshima Takuya)

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IDEA No.353 : DRAFT TODAY

Published: 2012/06   Price: 3,333+tax jp yen
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Special Feature: DRAFT TODAY
Cooperation:Shohei Iida, Yuki Harada
Photo by Takahiro Okamura (p. 003-007, 109-116, 172)

Interview with Satoru Miyata
Interviewer: Yoshiaki Nishimura


Margins of Design vol. 3 Eisuke Tachikawa
Interview & Design by Yuma Harada, Text by Tomomi Tada, Photo by Yoshiro Masuda

Emil Ruder: Fundamentals Vo.l. 3 The Word
Design by Helmut Schmid

Zak Kyes Working With...
The Approach of Zak Kyes
Text by Toshiaki Koga

Review & Information

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IDEA No.352 : VIDEO GAME GRAPHIC

Published: 2012/04   Price: 3,000+tax jp yen
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Release on April 10th


Special Feature: VIDEO GAME GRAPHIC
NAMCO BANDAI Games, CAPCOM, SEGA, World of Video Game Fonts, Adventure of Little Wing Pinball

20th Century Editorial Odyssey vol. 5 "Catch the New Wave"
by Yuichi Akata & Barbora

Emil Ruder: Fundamentals Vo.l. 2 The Line
Design by Helmut Schmid

Margins of Design vol. 2 Yui Takada
Interview & Design by Yuma Harada, Text by Tomomi Tada, Photo by Yoshiro Masuda (p213, 216-217, 220)

Review & Information

Appendix: Namco Illustration File


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IDEA No.351 : Issay Kitagawa: Communication Design

Published: 2012/02   Price: 2,829+tax jp yen
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Issay Kitagawa: Communication Design
Design and Printing (p003-064) by Issay Kitagawa and GRAPH Cooperation by Kaoru Yamashita
Essay by Atsuki Kikuchi
Interview with Issay Kitagawa

Bruno Monguzzi: Vibrant Silence
Interview with Bruno Monguzzi

Cloud Studies: Six stations of scientific cloud photography
A project by Helmut Völter

Emil Ruder: Fundamentals wol.1 The Plane
Design by Helmut Schmid

Margins of Design vol.1 Fumikazu Ohara
Interview & Design by Yuma Harada Text by Tomomi Tada Photo by Yoshiro Masuda

Review & Information

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IDEA No.350 : Nakajo Masayoshi Delux

Published: 2011/12   Price: 2,829+tax jp yen
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Nakajo Masayoshi Deluxe

Speculating worlds through daily life: Yuma Harada and the movement of design in Kansai area

Approaches to What?

Design for Freedom-Freedom in Design
Graphic Design in Poland 1981-2011

20th Century Editorial Odyssey Vol . 4
an-an as an experimental magazine

by Yuichi Akata and Barbora

Information and Review


Typeface design by Kinichi Imada
Japanese & Chinese Characters

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IDEA No.349 : An Illustrated Guide to Design of Yukimasa Matsuda

Published: 2011/10   Price: 2,829+tax jp yen
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An Illustrated Guide to Design of Yukimasa Matsuda

Joost Grootens: Points of Entry

20th Century Editorial Odyssey Vol . 3
The Visual Revolut ion of Shoji Ohtomo and Masaru Uchida

by Yuichi Akata and Barbora

Exhibition & Printed Matter
by Fumio Tachibana
Text : Michihiro Shimabuku

Typeface design by Kinichi Imada
Japanese & Chinese Characters

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IDEA No.348 : Design of Manga, Anime & Light Novel EXTRA

Published: 2011/8   Price: 2,829+tax jp yen
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Design of Manga, Anime & Light Novel EXTRA
[Text in Japanese]

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

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IDEA No.347 : The Garden of Bunpei Yorifuji

Published: 2011/6   Price: 2,829+tax jp yen
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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.

[Text in Japanese]

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

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