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.

Topsy by Ian Lynam


We created the identity for Topsy, the Apple-acquired search engine for Twitter.

Identity design for Le Pigeon and LittleBird

Le Pigeon & Little Bird

Identities for two of Portland, Oregon's iconic restaurants.

NASA Exhibition Design by Ian Lynam

NASA Hubble Telescope

We created the identity and advertising campaign for NASA and The Washington County Museum‘s 2012/2013 exhibition Hubble Space Telescope: New Views of the Universe.

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“As an artist, publisher, writer and designer, Ian seems to have had more than nine lives, and frankly it’s hard to keep up! He doesn’t just bring technical skills, but a depth of cultural understanding from the ground up — low, high, pop, fringe — that is invaluable to his varied clients. While other designers skim the shiny surface of current trends, Ian drills down with a solid understanding of history and meaning of the motifs, letter forms, and images he utilizes.”

– Chloe Eudaly

Reading Frenzy

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