Tokyo (Slanted 31)
Curious about graphic design in Japan's busy capital? Let this volume be your guide!
The Japanese capital is a unique place. With its clean streets, punctual transportation and polite service at every turn, Tokyo is more than just a well-run city. It unites cultural extremes: it is a city where the futuristic meets the traditional and tranquility meets speed.
In 2017, the Slanted team dove into Tokyo—with Renna Okubo and Ian Lynam in tow to prevent drowning—and undertook an intense examination of the Japanese capital's design scene.
With Okubo and Lynam's assistance, Slanted met with some of Tokyo's current crop of outstanding designers and artists, including &Form, Shin Akiyama, Tatsuya Ariyama, Dainippon Type Organization, Terada Hideji, Hitomi Sago Design Office, Ian Lynam Design, IDEA, KIGI, MATZDA OFFICE / USIWAKAMARU, Nakagaki Design Office, OMOMMA, PULP, Yoshihisa Shirai, TSDO, Yosuke Yamaguchi and woolen.
Tokyo contains interviews, essays, and illustrations which all complement the theme of the issue, focused on highlighting Tokyo's current creative climate.
With contributions by AQ, Bunny Bissoux, DAIKANYAMA TSUTAYA BOOKS, Digiki, direction Q, Jesse Freeman, Sara Gally, heiQuiti Harata, Adrian Hogan, Yuki Kameguchi, Kamimura & Co., Toshiaki Koga, Dermot Mac Cormack, Akinobu Maeda, Gui Martinez, Luis Mendo, MISAKO & ROSEN, Eiko Nagase, Nakano Design Office, Naoko Nakui, Nanook, Taro Nettleton, Toshi Omagari, Louise Rouse, Michael Scaringe, Yoshihisa Shirai, Shotype Design, snöw, so+ba, Kohei Sugiura, Sumner Stone, Fumio Tachibana, Tetsunori Tawaraya, Patrick Tsai, Typecache, Dan Vaughan, Village, Makoto Yamaki, YamanoteYamanote, Ueda Yo, and Jody Zhou.
A booklet, Contemporary Typefaces, is also included and presents a selection of recently published international high-quality Latin and Japanese typefaces, including type work from Monotype, Velvetyne Type Foundry, Signature Type Foundry, Dharma Type, and Morisawa Inc.
Designed by Julia Kahl
Published by Slanted Publishers
First edition, 2018 (English)
Softcover, 256 pages + 48-page booklet, 6 × 9.5 inches