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.

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.

LACMA Study Day

LACMA Study Day

Assisting the Los Angeles Country Museum of Art define their vision for curating a collection of Japanese Graphic Design.

Letterfirm, an exhibition of international expressive typography


An exhibition of international expressive typography curated by Ian Lynam.

select clients

“Ian is pragmatic and effective in creating beautiful cultural products, and a pleasure to work with. He found amazing nuggets of graphic design and typography in our corporate archives, and turned them into amazing contemporary assets. He’s comfortable doing things himself, as well as at finding relevant partners, and has consistently shown a great level of initiative.”

– Raphaël Mazoyer

ASICS / Onitsuka Tiger

what we do