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.


Arts Excursions Unlimited

Holistic identity design for a public arts initiative.

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.

IDEA X CalArts

IDEA #360

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

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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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