Book review: Takenobu Igarashi A-Z explores 3D graphics of cult designer

Takenobu Igarashi’s bold and brilliant three-dimensional letters introduced new ways of expressing symbols. The cult Japanese graphic artist created new forms of visual communication – design that has conceptually altered how we view the medium. A new book celebrates the work of this visionary creative. Takenobu Igarashi: A-Z is an exhaustive guide to his life’s work, his experiments with typography and his methodology. It features... Read More

Yohji Yamamoto makes waves

A giant wedding dress is turned on its head and suspended from the huge metal tanks that make up the roof of the former hydraulic power station’s boiler house, descending into a seemingly bottomless tank of water. The black depths of the darkened space reflects the falling dress, multiplying the image of the voluminous white silk garment as the hat supported by bamboo sticks floats freely. A boatman rows an old wooden boat gently to the centre... Read More