Graphic Design 78 1980
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.
In this issue there's a fascinating feature on a competition held to find a new corporate logo for Japan Tobacco & Salt Public Corporation. The article, written by Yusaku Kamekura, covers aspects of the judging, and is illustrated with various proposals put forward by the likes of Shigeo Fukuda, Kazumasa Nagai and Takenobu Igarashi.
Title: Graphic Design
Issue: 78, June
Size: 300mm × 260mm
Format: Soft Cover Magazine
Language: Japanese w/ English Summery