Ian Lynam Design is a Tokyo design studio operating at the intersection of graphic design, design education and design research. We specialize in identity, cultural research and typography. We make stuff for forward-thinking humans.

Identity and environmental design for Le Comptoir Occitan

Le Comptoir Occitan

Identity and environmental design for a Basque restaurant in the Daikanyama district of Tokyo.

IDEA X CalArts

IDEA #360

A 96-page feature about CalArts' Graphic Design Department for IDEA.

Parting It Out by Ian Lynam

Parting It Out

Ian went and wrote a book about graphic design. 78,209 words about it, but who's counting? It has a die-cut paper slipcover, a fabric paper-backed inner slipcover, and split fountain printing.

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“Ian instantly captivated the room when he came to speak with my design students at Portland State University. He was all of the elements that one would want in a presenter: thoughtful, funny, relevant, organized, passionate, articulate and relatable. Most of all, the entire room walked away with new knowledge. Score! PSU loves Ian!”

– Kate Bingaman Burt

Portland State University

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