Faces by 田中 一光 Ikko Tanaka
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Inspired by the Bauhaus, by Jazz and by American graphic design, Ikko Tanaka (1930-2002) was one of the most influential Japanese graphic designers of the 20th century. Rooted in the aesthetic tradition of Japan, he sought to translate it into the present. His American colleague Ivan Chermayeff called him "distiller of visual truth".

Born in 1930 in Nara, Tanaka studied at Kyoto Municipal Art College. He initially worked as a pattern designer in the textile industry, then as an exhibition designer until he founded his own graphic design studio in Tokyo in 1963. In 1964, works by Tanaka were shown at Documenta 3. His work ranges from Art Direction for companies such as Seibu, Mazda, Issey Miyake and Shiseido to book design, typographic experiments and logos. His posters, designed for cultural events, but also for font manufacturers, printers, magazines and architects, became internationally known.

Posters from New Collection - the Design Museum, Donation by the DNP Foundation for Cultural Promotion, Tokyo.
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Back in the USSR
Pattern generator
Street Life Tokyo
Kunio Makaewa
Writing & Design
Writing & Design
Writing & Design
Writing & Design
Writing & Design
Exiled from Truth: Nine Allegories by Dmitry Borshch
The Joys of Ice Skating
Cutting the edges
The pattern of You
Maurice Binder
Neverending Graphics
Le Drugstore Brand Identity
Coffee maker
Book : Monk
Book : Tajima
Book : Lewitt
Book : Baldessari
Book : Armleder
Book : Mullican
Book : Weiner
Book : Cattelan
Book : Brannon
Kenzo Tange
The Menu
What Is A Simulation?
The algorithm of fashion
Books of Memory: Gianpaolo Pagni
Groupe Garcia Ingénierie
Akiko Masunaga
Management 7
In Infinity
Tom Ngo
Visual Music
Spatial Clusters
Xavier Antin: Printing at Home
72 dpi
Bird´s Nest
Toshio Onda
Eimi Kuroda 黒田 エイミ
Áron Jancsó
Luigi Colani
AG Frozoni: We need to aim at essential things
Andrea Guccini: 4A+1
Julien Notter and Sébastien Vigne
Erwin Poell: Naturwissenschaft + Technik
E. Hu
The Bride Stripped Bare
Make War, Not Love
The Many Sides of the Moon
私たちは Continuous Design
Antonio Rubino
Sadamitsu Neil Fujita
L´Imparfaite by VLF
Life Is Electric. Philippe Weisbecker
The 2015 best of penccil
Hasui Kawase 川瀬 巴水
France 1661
Erik Nitsche
What You Think You Know
Sweets by 若杉 智也
Spin it
Ink kisses paper
RGB Studio
Pleats House
長嶋りかこ Rikako Nagashima グラフィックデザイナー Founder / Graphic designer
Urban Robot: The early works of 伊東 豊雄 Toyo Ito
Lucha Libre
邵 年 Shao Nian
Nikolai Lutohin
Shin Dokho
Laucke Siebein, Amsterdam and Berlin
TAKEO 竹尾纸张展