Back Cover Japan Special Issue (Issue 6)


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The sixth issue of Back Cover is the result of a four-month period spent in Japan, producing a special double issue devoted entirely to graphic design in this geographical and cultural area. 

Includes essays on a host of topics related to graphic design, typography and visual culture in Japan. Contents include articles on Tohl Narita's Japanese monsters; Bunpei Yorifuji; Kazunari Hattori; Yuichi Yokoyama; Manga; the Fukushima disaster of March 2011; typography in Japan; Jan Tschichold and Japan; Japanese publishing in the Edo Period (17th – 19th centuries); typographer Koga Hirano; contemporary Japanese book design; as well as an interview with Kansai, Osaka-based designers Satoshi Kondo and Takahiro Ichino.

Features Victor Guégan, Laurent Bruel, Jennifer Hasae, Christophe Marquet, Anne-Lyse Renon, Kodama Kanazawa, Niijima Minoru, Kiyonori Muroga, Noi Sawaragi, Isao Shimizu, Naoharu Tatara, Mariko Yokogi, Alexandre Dimos, and Toshiaki Koga

Published by B42
First edition, 2014

In English and French

132 pages, full-color offset, 7.5 × 11 inches

ISBN 9782917855454

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