Pillow Lava

June 27, 2021

I recently gave a lecture in the disruptive and playful 24-hour art and design global lecture marathon Pillow Lava School.

D&AD Pencil

June 27, 2021

Ian Lynam and Iori Kikuchi picked up a D&AD Pencil for their contribution to the publication LogoArchive Akogare. Check it out here: https://www.dandad.org/awards/professional/2021/234247/logoarchive-akogare/

Art Platform Japan

May 13, 2021

I’ve had the extreme pleasure of working with an amazing team at Bunka-Cho, Japan’s Agency of Cultural Affairs over the past year to develop a series of multiplex typographic approaches to a large number of translations of seminal pieces of Japanese art, art history, theory, and criticism. You can check them all out here on the Art Platform Japan website: https://artplatform.go.jp/

VCFA Global Studio Sessions Asia

April 9, 2021

As part of the upcoming Spring 2021 Residency, VCFA MFA in Graphic Design is excited to announce our Global Studio Sessions event on April 6th, 7pm EST with featured guests designers!: James Chae, Kaitlin Chan, and Sakura Nomiyama, based in Seoul, Hong Kong, and Tokyo respectively. Ian Lynam moderated the event.

Asano Dental Clinic

March 12, 2021

New work: identity for Asano Dental Clinic in Kaminoge, Setagaya in Tokyo.

The identity was a labor of love with polymath producer David Guarino.

10th Anniversary Limited Edition bGeigie from Safecast

March 9, 2021

Just designed and released: the “10th Anniversary Limited Edition bGeigie” Geiger counter designed for Safecast’s now-decade-long adventures in citizen science.

The 10th Anniversary bGeige features a UV-printed and etched faceplate, as well as interior and rear plates.

Collage Club & Writing Roundtable

February 23, 2021

Some upcoming events courtesy of VCFA! Email danielle.dahline@vcfa.edu to RSVP!

Hebi Metal

January 31, 2021

Logo for Hebi Metal, a stationery startup here in Tokyo. “Hebi” means “snake” in Japanese, and snakes don’t have arms, so it is just extremely silly that a snake might try to be a shredder on electric guitar. Hebi Metal makes very silly greeting cards, hence this very silly logo.

Trip to Japan Graphics: Must-Visit Design Destinations in Tokyo

January 25, 2021

TRIP TO JAPAN GRAPHIC is the first in a series of bilingual guidebooks that allows readers to explore Japan’s visual culture with the help of art and design professionals. This 150-page, pocket-size book focuses on Tokyo, with design experts like Kenya HaraIan LynamKiyonori Muroga, and Sakura Nomiyama sharing the very top art and design spots in the capital of Japan!

Additionally, the cover folds out into a handy map of Tokyo with all of the locations within noted clearly in Japanese and English.

Get your copy here: http://wordshape.com/trip-to-japan-graphics-must-visit-design-destinations-in-tokyo

Clementine #1

December 26, 2020

I also contributed a short piece to the debut issue of Clementine. Honored to be asked!