IDEA No.347 : The Garden of Bunpei Yorifuji

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

1 Advertisement


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2 Illustration

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3 Book Design


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4 Books & Exhibitions


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Picture Book and Book Design of Mitsumasa Anno
[Japanese]


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20th Century Editorial Odyssey Vol.1 "Whole Earth Catalog"
by Yuichi Akata & Barbora
[Japanese]


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Digital typeface project based on Saga-bon
by Yasuhito Nagahara & Osamu Torinoumi
[Japanese]


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Behind the Graphics Vol.1 Koichi Sato "New Music Media"
[Japanese]


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Comparison Chart of Hiragana Characters for body text
by Shin Sobue
[Japanese]

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