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IDEA #362 – Contemporary Designers in France

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Issue #362 of Japan's IDEA magazine focuses on contemporary graphic designers active in France. “Poetics of Graphic Language: Contemporary Designers in France,” edited by deValence's Alexandre Dimos, presents articles on Helmo, Akatre, Frédéric Teschner, Charles Mazé & Coline Sunier, deValence, and the works of Pierre Faucheux. Contributors include Victor Guégan, Pierre-Yves Cachard, Étienne Bernard, Gilles Rouffineau, Victor Guégan, and Catherine Guiral.

This issue also includes a report on 2013 Typojanchi (“Supertext on Supertext”) designed by Table Union, an article on the topographic mind by John Warwicker (tomato), and three exhibition reviews: “Creation Is Free. Production Needs Fee.” by Atsuki Kikuchi; “Between human and nature” by Rikako Nagashima; and “Eternally New: dialectic of Jan Tschichold” by Toshiaki Koga. A review by Toshi Omagari of the font Metro Nova rounds out this issue.

IDEA is Japan's leading graphic design magazine. Each issue offers insight into international and Japanese designers and their work through historical analysis, criticism, and examples of projects. In print since 1953, IDEA is a critical forum for design criticism in Asia. 

Designed by Yoshihisa Shirai

Published by Seibundo Shinkosha Co., Ltd.

Bilingual, in Japanese and English

Softcover, 188 pages, 8.9 × 11.75 inches