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4–7 September, 2019

Ian Lynam

Ian Lynam works at the intersection of graphic design, design education, and design research. He is a faculty member at Temple University Japan, as well as at Vermont College of Fine Arts in the MFA in Graphic Design Program, and is Visiting Critic at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). He operates the design studio Ian Lynam Design, working across identity, typography, and interior design. Lynam writes for IDEA (Japan) and Slanted (Germany) and has published a number of books about design. Learn more at

ATypI Tokyo | Thursday, 5 September, 2019 | 11:50 – 12:10 | Miraikan Hall

From Bijin-ga to Brutus

Talk | Presented in English

One of the least known stories in Japanese graphic design history is the emergence of Sun Studio / サン・スタジオ, one of Japan’s very first graphic design studios. Sun Studio was run by poster designer Hokuu Tada / 多田北烏 (1889–1948), who...

Presented by Ian Lynam