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.

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.

Total Armageddon

A new 400-page book of design theory edited by Ian Lynam.

Critique: The War of Design

A new zine about how to approach design critique from cultural and critical perspectives.

Select Clients

“Ian is an empire, a fanfare, a circus.

While most designers are accomplished at walking and chewing gum—the equivalent in graphic design terms of InDesign mastery while thinking conceptually—Ian does backflips of writing and publishing, walks the tightrope of research, and performs the acrobatics of teaching, all while stilt-walking an expansive terrain of graphic design practice… and all this while adeptly juggling platters of diverse knowledge that include history, theory, philosophy, humanities, and the gamut of pop culture.

But most of all Ian is accomplished at generously sharing himself and his many gifts with his whole heart. And this is why, simply, we love him.”

– Louise Sandhaus

author of Earthquakes Mudslides Fires & Riots, CalArts

What We Do