Graphic Design 45, 1972
Graphic Design / グラフィックデザイン was a monthly Japanese magazine published by Diamond Publishing that explored graphic design and visual culture. This covered the latest in Japanese design and some of its history as well as international developments, competitions, exhibitions and new publications. As well as designer showcases, reviews and reportage. It is distinctive in its proportionality, 300mm × 260mm (which feels nearly square), and in its mix of papers, use of tip ins and fold outs.
The highlight of this issue is the feature on the Sapporo Olympics visual identity. This includes reproductions of the original Graphics Manual showing the technical details of the logo for sign-makers and printers, as well as examples of use-cases. These have been beautifully reproduced and includes spots colours, including a metallic silver.
Title: Graphic Design
Issue: Number 45
Size: 300mm × 260mm
Format: Soft Cover Magazine
Language: Japanese w/ English Summery