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

Letterfirm

An exhibition of international expressive typography curated by Ian Lynam.

Wecome to Forest Island by Bwana Spoons designed by Ian Lynam in Tokyo.

Welcome to Forest Island

Editorial direction and book design for Portland artist Bwana Spoons' first monograph.

Identity for BeBespoke, Tokyo's Experience Atelier

BeBespoke

Identity design for Tokyo-based Experience Atelier.

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“Joyfully and skillfully straddling the line between creator and critic, theorist and practitioner, formalist and rebel, American and expatriate, serious analyst and humorous deconstructor, Ian Lynam always brings a wholly original perspective to his writing on design. The insights are always fresh, and the stakes are always extremely high.”

– W. David Marx

author of Ametora: How Japan Saved American Style

What We Do