Ellen in Sheidlinland

  Ellen Sheidlin In Japanese   4.6 million Instagram followers, and 2.24 million YouTube channel subscribers! The world's first photo book of Ellen Sheidlin, a Russian artist drawing attention from fashionistas and creators all around the world *** Received high praise from Naomi Watanabe *** “Ellen's hyper-creative punch is always filled with love and care You will surely be knocked out by it!!"   -- Opening doors one after another, I put myself in the de


A Dictionary of Color Combinations Vol. 2<

  Sanzo Wada In Japanese and English   Second in the series: classic Japanese color recipes for use in design, fashion, interiors, art, and more.   From 1933 to 1934 Sanzo Wada published a collection of color combinations that was the first of its kind in Japan. In 2010 Seigensha reprinted this classic as A Dictionary of Color Combinations, which was applauded by Die Zeit as a source of inspiration filled with a captivating array of “hues we didn’t even know ex


African Print
A Textile Story Made in K

  Seiji Namiki, Aya Ueda, Mihoko Aoki In Japanese     It’ s a little-known fact that in the 1960s and 1970s, Kyoto was a center of production for textiles intended expressly for export to Africa. With their exotic animal, plant, and geometric motifs— “Sun,” “Cashew Nuts”—and kaleidoscopic explosion of colors, these “African prints,” as they are known, remain a part of life among the people of that continent to this day. Here is a treasury of fabr



  Yusuke Oono In Japanese and English     "Sparrow Dance" is one of traditional footman dances performed by dancers literally imitating sparrows' movements. It is considered to have originated from an improvised dance performed by stonemasons from Sakai in the Senshu region at a banquet celebrating the relocation of Sendai Castle. Hokusai Katsushika (1760–1849) featured this "Sparrow Dance" in the third volume of "Hokusai Manga", one of his etehon (art manual)


Old-Style Alphabet Lettering of Japan: New

  Tomoyuki Onuma In Japanese     A treasure trove of Japanese ’60s graphic design, as captivating now as it was then.   After World War II, alphabet typography became an everyday part of life in Japan as printed materials, notices, and signs in foreign languages, particularly English, flooded streets and homes alike. With their well-defined forms, rhythmical lines, and variously delicate, dignified, or fanciful air, these letters and symbols not only brilli


Super Graphics

  Yuki Kikutake In Japanese and English     Kikutake, the book’s author, draws inspiration and creativity from her background: the daughter of Japanese architect Kiyonori Kikutake, she was brought up in Sky House, an exemplary project of the new Japanese housing. After studying architecture at university, she worked at Nippon Design Center until moving to Italy to work under industrial designer, Angelo Cortesi. In Europe, she was inspired by the possibilities to d


Modern Japanese Posters
Museum and Arc

  Seiji Wada, Tsumiki Wada In Japanese     Posters were introduced into Japan from Europe at the end of the Meiji period along with printing techniques and the concept of design from which their modern-day counterparts evolved.The 229 posters presented in this collection range from posters reminiscent of ukiyo-e bijin-ga featuring beautiful women to posters in colorful modern designs produced at the end of the Meiji period, the Taisho period, and the early Showa p



  Yusuke Oono In Japanese and English     The 360°BOOK is a new revolutionary format that enables the artist to create a panoramic three-dimensional world. The book opens and expands into a dynamic circle of pages. Each page is finely crafted works of art, drawing the viewer from a scene of two dimensions to a three-dimensional world/diorama. The 360°BOOKS are detailed and beautiful making a wonderful gift or element of decoration in a room.   Yusuke Oono


Modern French Posters
Museum and Archi

  Yukihiro Hirayoshi In Japanese     The modern poster began in Paris, France where artists of the likes of Chéret, Toulouse-Lautrec and Mucha skillfully embellished the city with colorful creations that symbolized the florid lifestyles of the Belle Époque. This book traces the history of the modern poster as a testament to the times and features 227 works from the beginnings of this genre to Art Nouveau, Art Déco and the war years.   Museum and Arc


Posters of Czwch,Poland and Hungary

  Kanako Nakagawa In Japanese     Under the socialist regimes of Czechoslovakia, Poland, and Hungary artists were not allowed freedom to engage in artistic activities publicly. Posters and other forms of graphic design were one of the few genres available for artistic creativity. This book presents a collection of 233 movie, theater, and other cultural posters that stimulate the imagination for the enjoyment of readers.   Museum and Archives, Kyoto Insti