IDEA 96, Jacques Nathan-Garamond, 1969
IDEA / アイデア is a quarterly magazine dedicated to graphic design and typography. It was first published in 1953 in Tokyo, Japan by Seibundo Shinkosha Co.,Ltd, and originally art directed by Hiroshi Ohchi. It is still going strong today at number 391. Alongside regular issues, IDEA produced one-off books and a series of Extra Issues. Highlights for me so far have been Issue 323 on Wim Crouwel, Issue 123 on Burton Kramer Associates, and Idea vs The Designer’s Republic for 2000.
This issue, Number 96, is one of the earliest copies I have to hand. It features a cover by and the feature on the renowned French designer Jacques Nathan-garamond, alongside pieces on Belgian Graphic Design and the Japanese designer Jitsuo Hoashi.
Title: アイデア/ IDEA Magazine
Issue: Number 96
Size: 297 x 226mm
Format: Soft Cover Magazine
Language: Japanese & English.
Condition: Fair-Good. Discolouration with age.
Slight cracking of glue on spine