Special Issue 1978-9
Cover Design by Kazumasa Nagai
Features the work of: Anton Stankowski, F. H. K. Henrion, Frieder Grindler, Colin Forbes, Alan Fletche, Wim Crouwel, Adrian Frutiger, Jacques Richez, Silvio Coppola, George Him, Hermann Zapf, Karl Oskar Blase, Pieter Brattinga, Josef Müller-Brockmann, Stanislav LKovár, Gunther Kieser, Wolf D. Zimmermann, John Gorham, Heiri Steiner, Hans Hillmann, Jan van Toorn, Franvo Bassi, Bernard Villemot, Kurt Wirth, Hans Schleger, Emanuele Luzzati, Pino Tovaglia, Helmut Schmidt-Rhen, Allen Hurburt, Giulio Confalonieri, Michael Foreman, Giulio Confalonieri, Siegfried Odermatt, Roman Cieslewicz, Heinz Waibl, Jean Widmer, Flavio Costanitini, Pierre Boucher, Arnold Schwartzman, Gilles Fiszman, Ruedi Külling, Mark Zeugin, B. K. Wiese, David Pelham, Herbert W. Kapitzki, Franco Grignani, Georges Calame, Peter Megert, Waldemar Swierzy, Rosmarie Tissi, Mervyn Kurlansky, John McConnell, Jukka Veistola, Kurt Weidemann, Rambow, Lienemeyer, Van de Sand, Stuart Ash, Jean David, Heather Cooper, Makoto Nakamura, Ikko Tanaka, Tadanori Yokoo, Katsumi Asaba, Kazumasa Nagai, Yoshio Hayakawa, Yasaburo Kuwayama, Shigeo Fukuda, Kiyoshi, Awazu, Isao Nishijima, Yusaku Kamekura, U. G. Satoh, Shigeo Okamoto, Tadashi Ohashi, Takenobu Igarashi, Eiko Ishioka…
Graphic Design in Europe : Colin Forbes
The main stream and branch of the graphic design for the latest 25 years in Europe : Anton Stankowski
Japanese design and European design : Shigeru Watano
Japan’s Present Graphic Design Situation : Shinichi Segi
Past 25 Years of Japanese Graphic Design : Kazumasa Nagai
List of Designers who appear in this issue
Index to Overseas Artists and their Works (from No. 1 to No. 149)
About the cover designer:
Born in Osaka in 1929. In 1951 he withdrew from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, where he majored in sculpture. In 1960 he participated in organaizing the Nippon Design Center. On two occasions his designs were selected in competitions to serve as the official marks of major national events: the Sapporo Winter Olympic Games in 1966 and the Okinawa International Ocean Exposition in 1972. Now he is working mainly on posters.
IDEA was founded in 1953 in Tokyo, Japan by the Seibundo-Shinkosha publishing company. It fast became, and remains to this day, one of the most important graphic design and typography publication in the world and certainly the most significant forum on design criticism in Asia throughout the 1950s/60s/70s/80s/90s/2000s. The magazine offers rare insight into international and domestic designers and their work through historical analysis, criticism and examples of projects.
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Furniture Innovation “KAGU”
Tokyo Designer's Week
“KAGU-Tokyo Designer’s Week ’88”, November 1988, presented various phases of design, reflecting environmental changes. The exhibition featured the works of leading designers. A rare exhibition of furniture design. It was like a “Tokyo Collection”of furniture design. The drastic change in furniture and interior design these past year could clearly be observed through the exhibits. – Hiroshi Kashiwagi, Design Critic, 1989
This heavy catalogue to this very unique and crucial furniture exhibit in Tokyo in 1988 highlights the many incredible designs of Japan’s leading and young furniture designers of the late 1980’s. It also features commissioned texts by Shigeru Uchida, Hiroshi Kashiwagi, Andrea Branzi and Vincenzo Iavicoli.
With the furniture pieces all documented in full-colour and black and white, with profiles on their designers and exhibition views, this book is a must for anybody interested in Japanese furniture and post-modern design in general.
Features the furniture work of Shiro Kuramata, Masanori Umeda, Hiroshi Awatsuji, Takashi Sugimoto, Kozo Abe, Teruaki Ohashi , Toshiyuki Kita, Takenobu Igarashi, Hidenori Seguchi, Aijiro Wakita, Kunihiro Matsuyama, Setsuo Kitaoka, Toyo Ito, Katsuhiko Togashi, amongst many many more designers.
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