Ian Lynam Lecture: How the Olympics fits into the history of Japanese graphic design
An overview of Japanese graphic design history from 1898—1965 with how the Olympics fit in.

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. The studio has been based in Tokyo since 2005.

Recent projects include the interior design for both Google and YouTube’s Tokyo offices, exhibition design for NASA's "Hubble Space Telescope: New Views of the Universe”, and custom type design for Whole Foods and YACHT.

Originally hailing from New York, Ian Lynam has a BS in Graphic Design from Portland State University and an MFA in Graphic Design from CalArts.

Ian Lynam is Chair and faculty at Vermont College of Fine Arts in the MFA Graphic Design program. He is faculty in Tokyo at Meme Design School and faculty at Temple University Japan.

Currently, Ian writes for IDEA Magazine (Japan) and Slanted Magazine (Germany). He is a co-founder of Néojaponisme, a critical cultural online journal. His most recent book is Parting It Out: Writings on Graphic Design.

More: http://ianlynam.com