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


Handwritten Character Templates

  Collected and Edited by Masahiro Anezaki In Japanese   The history of design does not say much about “handwritten characters,” so listen to this. At the beginning of the 20th century, way before computers, typesetting and words like typography and lettering became established in Japan, designers in the commercial art field carefully drew characters by hand, one character at a time, directly on a variety of media (bills, flyers, signboards, posters, etc.). Unlik


  Bringing color into any day, Coci la elle makes hand-painted parasols, not two of them the same. Startling, beautiful, at times with a pinch of humor – the rich expressions of these delicately crafted umbrellas overf low the pages of this book with plentiful photographs and illustrations. As if in a drizzle of light and rain. Coci la elle Chika Higashi started Coci la elle in 2010, a one-item only shop for hand-made parasols–parasols that are painted or festooned with em


A Dictionary of Color Combinations

  This book is a collection of 348 color combinations originated by Sanzo Wada(1883-1967) who,in that time of increasingly avant-grade and diversified use of color,was quick to focus on the importance of color and laid the foundation for contemporary color research. Sanzo Wada was active as an artist,art school instructor,costume designer for the movies and the theater, and kimono and fashion designer who employed his extensive and versatile talents to do innovative work that cen


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