Just launched: the long overdue redesign of the Wordshape website- featuring retail fonts and select books, magazines, zines, posters, stationery and other design products.

Wordshape offers select issues of Idea Magazine at an affordable price including postpaid international shipping. Idea is Japan’s foremost graphic design publication- each issue has more care put into it than the bulk of graphic design monographs- consistently unique content, multiple paper types and printing processes utilized in each issue, and featuring a mix of English and Japanese content. Idea is, simply put, the best graphic design magazine out there.

Wordshape’s type selection offers a variety of fonts – from the most complete and accurate range of revivals of the work of Oz Cooper to exciting contemporary display faces to workhorse text faces.

We offer a variety of publications on assorted topics, as well. The books we carry include handy guides on how to pick locks, vegan cookbooks, ponderings on the death of the physical book in the current e-publishing craze, contemporary photography from Japan, type design sketchbook sets, underground pop music, and even a D.I.Y. bicycle repair guide.

Wordshape operates as a hobby enterprise – an online select shop offering a curated, hand-picked selection of goods, choosing quality over quantity. We invite you to come peruse.