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Japanese Graphics Now! [Hardcover]

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Big in Japan Exploding with eye-popping originality and freshness, today's best Japanese graphics have been gathered together to make this must-have guide to contemporary aesthetics in Japan. With their unique perspective, the Japanese have a way of looking at the world that has long been a source of great interest for the Western mind. Here, Japan's most talented creative professionals strut their stuff in the form of posters, advertisements, print media, visual identity, and print design. Divided into chapters by media type, this highly visual guide presents a diverse selection of graphics and includes an index of designers, complete with website addresses and contact information.

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Pages   351
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.37" Width: 7" Height: 8.5"
Weight:   2.8 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 2006
Publisher   Taschen
ISBN  3822850888  
ISBN13  9783822850886  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Gisela Kozak was born in Argentina, where she got her degree in Industrial design. After completing graduate studies in packaging, she moved to Japan to pursue a PhD in packaging and has been there for four years she also works for an advertisement company and has published several articles about Japanese packaging.

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Another source of inspiration  Feb 17, 2005
I picked this up, being a huge fan of Japanese design.
As a source of inspiration for graphic designers, this book does a terrific job. I currently have at least 10 pages flagged for follow-up, to use as a launching pad for my next concepts.

The book covers packaging, posters & ads, print, and web design, with each section offering up a visual smorgasboard (or revolving sushi-plate, if you will) of designs, including CDs, logos, ad campaigns, billboards, etc. As an added bonus, the CD offers a visual tour of Tokyo, interviews with prominent people in the Japanese advertising and design world, and samples of ads that have run on television.

All in all, this, as most Taschen books, is a brief, very general survey, with little if no copy, serving to inspire visually rather than educate intellectually. But the price is right, and the book is a great resource for visual designers everywhere.
great content for its price!!  Nov 15, 2004
I spontaneously bought this book (at the bookstore, not on this site) because the cover and its weight/size caught my attention. After browsing through the entire design section, this huge book (which looks like a dictionary!) is 100% color (at 600 pages that's amazing..!) and considerably cheap compared to other books. The content chosen is visually appealling and very inspirational, I've flipped through this book a lot whenever I'm at a design block or just to get ideas. There is a lot of different content and a great way to look into the Japanese culture of design, its good for people curious about multicultural styles as well as making their own style a little more unique :)
Outstanding DVD included - but book itself is average  Jul 3, 2004
The included DVD is outstanding with interviews of japanese designers, and funny commercials. The design examples in the book are average. You can go to EPCOT in FL and see similar designs in the Japanese store.
Design at his best...  Jun 28, 2004
I have to disagree with the previous comment, the one referring to "Japanese Art". Sure, it would attract artists, architects and industrial designers as well, because it's such a beautiful book...

However, this book is targeted to Graphic Designers since it's called Japanese Graphics Now. I've seen it in detail... it contains a lot of stuff, from letterhead logos, web design, product and packaging design, poster and advertising examples... everything a graphic (or even an industrial) designer wants in a HUGE ammount (this book is really big... hundreds of pages).

The most interesting feature about this book is that the Oriental people, specially the Japanese have such a different notions of visualization and space treatment, that the way they develop graphic projects usually offer very different results to the ones we expect... (A signage project for a hospital IN THE FLOOR ??????????? Come on guys !!...)

Of course everything is very aesthetic and artistic, but all I have to say is that this book is REALLY a mind opener for graphic designers everywhere in the world...


Art in Japan  Jun 17, 2004
How beautiful Japanese advertisement is!!

If you are interested in art, you should read this book, because this show Japanese art. Whole book is color pictures and it includes DVD. You could watch Japanese artists' interview, commercial, and cities.

Also, people who are interested in Japan can enjoy this book(^_^)


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