Over the last six months I’ve become a bit of a Japanophile where graphic design is concerned. Something about the kanji characters and the completely different grid systems they offer, in comparison to western graphic design, really appeals to me. So indulge me a little while I show you a superbly designed Japanese catalogue featuring the work of an incredible Japanese artist (be still my beating heart).
Nakano Design Office have produced this stunning catalogue on the occasion of the Kiyoo Kawamura Exhibition at the Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo. It’s a beautifully simple, clean piece of design that leaves plenty of room for Kawamura’s work to take centre stage, but maintains just the right amount of creative flourishes to be an exquisite design object in its own right. Similarly Nakano have been careful to keep the design contemporary, with regular nods to more traditional stylistic tendencies visible in Kawamura’s own work. Nice.
- Submit Saturdays: Planning and prototyping your website
- Danny Fox: the Cornish artist inspired by LA’s Skid Row
- Bring in the Bank Holiday weekend with this week's Best of the Web
- Daniel Britt animates the trials and tribulations of an existential crisis
- Badesaison - the Swiss design studio that can handle everything from Dada to music
- Illustrator Ana Benaroya embraces the “imperfections” in her playful depictions
- Sagmeister & Walsh rebrands fashion label Milly to reflect its "edgy" new personality
- Dominic Wilcox designs art exhibition for dogs (plus exclusive artist sketches)
- Jaemin Lee’s gloriously retro exhibition identities and poster designs
- James Jean’s phantasmagorical world of technicolour fever dreams
- The Refugee Nation Olympic flag was inspired by a lifejacket
- Things: the inspiring post that got us through the long hot summer nights of August