Archive of 1000 masterpieces of Japanese typography from 1969 to 2019
Introducing about 1000 masterpieces out of 40 published works from “Japan Lettering Yearbook” which was first published in 1969 to “Japan Typography Yearbook 2019”. A book that can be used to verify the history of 50 years of Japanese typography and the verification of genealogy. It is a book that allows you to browse the history of Japanese typography and to know the “now”, and it will also be a permanent preservation version as an archive.
- Release Date:
- February, 2020
- PIE International
the japan Typography Association
The Japan Typography Society was born in 1971 with the name changed in 1971 in hopes of the development of typography in a broad sense, with the Japan Lettering Designers Association formed in 1964 as the mother body.
In addition to graphic designers, it consists of more than 200 individual members and corporate members in Japan and overseas, including typeface designers, researchers and educators. We pursue better communication through creation and research of visual languages such as letters, symbol marks, pictograms, and design using them.
A committee formed by volunteers mainly publishes the Japanese Typography Yearbook, publishes the magazine “Typographics Tea” (4 times a year), exchanges abroad, holds seminars and exhibitions, researches on typography, typography We are engaged in a wide range of activities such as the movement to establish a museum.