Japanese Graphic Design Magazine from the 1960's featuring work by Yusaku Kamekura and a cover by Ikko Tanaka.
Design 11 No.40, 1962
Cover: Ikko Tanaka
Feature: Yusaku Kamekura
Condition: Wear and discolouration with age.
Design 11 No. 40 is an out-of-print and rare 54pp Japanese magazine from the 60s dedicated to all things design. I picked up this issue specifically for its distinctive and eye-catching cover by renowned designer Ikko Tanaka, and for an original text by Yusaku Kamekura on his process and experience with clients and corporate logo design. Although this is a light magazine, staple bound, it really delivers in terms of cover and feature, which is illustrated with 31 examples of Yusaku Kamekura's work, some of which never made it to use, and gives this feature its uniqueness and the magazine its value. Design 11 No.40 features Japanese text throughout, however, I had the Kamekura article translated and can provide a copy of this for those interested in purchasing this magazine. The publication also offers something of a material interest, alongside its bright cover, in its confident mix of glossy and uncoated papers. These move between pages of single and full colour printing. Even the adverts are a fascinating snapshot of Japanese consumer culture of the 1960s. It's an excellent example of design publishing of its time.
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Images are of the actual magazine.