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.

Letterfirm, an exhibition of international expressive typography


An exhibition of international expressive typography curated by Ian Lynam.

Ten printed tour guides for the Kanto region of Japan

Kanto Tour Guide

A set of ten tour guides of the Kanto region, each by a prominent foreign member of the Tokyo community for Shibaura House.

YACHT identity by Ian Lynam Design


We've created a number of different design projects for our pals in the band YACHT, including their identity, apparel, and custom typefaces.

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“The best kept secret in Japan. Encyclopedic in his knowledge of typography and all things beautifully considered. There are few men in Tokyo — nay, the world — that care more about design and the creative process as does Ian Lynam. Oh, and he’s the nicest guy you’ll meet.”

– Craig Mod

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