IDEA No.154


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IDEA No.154
International Graphic Art
May 1979
Special Feature: The Fiorucci Graphic Studio

Cover Design by John McConnell

John McConnell : Shigeru Watano
The Fiorucci Graphic Studio : Harry Metzler and Naoko Nakayama
1979 Japan Calendar : Kazumasa Nagai
Jimes Lienhart : Yoshi Sekiguchi
Calligraphy by Ikko Tanaka : Ryuichi Yamashiro
Graphics of GK Industrial Design : Wim Crouwel
Karin Blume : Shigeru Watano
Contemporary Packaging in Japan : Koichi Nakai
Tsurunosuke Fujiyoshi’s Tableaux : Nobuaki Yujobo
The Art Directors Club Hall of Fame laureates for 1978 : Shinichiro Tora
The Meaning of “Exhibition of European Posters” : Shigeo Fukuda
Expressions of Walls, Windows and Larrices / by Tadashi Masuda, Teijiro Muramatsu

About the cover designer:
John McConnell
Born in London in 1939. He graduated from Maidstone College of Art. He entered advertising market in London in 1959. After working as a freelance designer, he became business associate of Pentagram in 1974. His designed for Clarks Shoes, Faber & Faber, Boots, Halfords, the British Museum, Face Imprint, and Penguin Books.

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 international graphic art, 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.

* Condition: Good – (good, tight copy throughout with only general wear from age to edges and corners, light handling creasing) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

IDEA No.154, May 1979 (Fiorucci)
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