Idea No.400 (January 2023 issue) with appendix

Idea No.400 (January 2023 issue) with appendix

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400th issue/70th anniversary special issue. This is a permanent preservation version containing cover designs for 399 issues from the first issue!

[400th issue/70th anniversary special issue]
A complete preservation version that specially includes cover designs for the past 399 issues!

Archiving activities, which aim to utilize past materials to create the future by recording and systematizing information about collected and stored materials and works, have been carried out at museums, university libraries, etc. all over Japan. Progress has been made mainly in As interest in archives in the cultural and artistic fields has increased due to the wave of digitalization and the rise of media art since the 2000s, companies and organizations that are working on digitizing archives have appeared in recent years, and more creative databases have been developed. Discussions have begun on how to construct and operate it.

On the other hand, regarding graphic design, although there are poster collections and personal archives of designers and artists who supported the early days of modern design, mainly in European and American art museums, there are few precedents in Japan, and design museums and Regarding the situation surrounding design archives, in many cases the collected and stored resources are not maintained to the point where they can be publicly accessed. If we consider the essence of archives to be the accumulation of knowledge that can be utilized, many of Japan's design archives are not in ideal condition as archives, and improving accessibility will be a major issue. The realization of a more open archive will foster the fertile ground for historicizing and systematizing design, such as design history research and critical activities, and will lead to new creative activities sprouting from there. In turn, this should create a cycle of knowledge that deepens understanding of the collected and stored resources.

Based on this outlook, this special feature will introduce archives related to graphic design in Japan, including ongoing examples. The nature and scale of the materials vary, such as poster archives, archives of individual designers, archives of exhibition announcements, and archives of materials related to Japanese typeface, but through the voices of those who are actually involved in archiving, it is possible to preserve designs. I would like this to be an opportunity to reconsider records as a familiar issue. In addition, the second half of the special feature contains contributions and interviews that provide a broader understanding of archives. The book covers topics that will lead to future discussions, such as the state of domestic and international archives used in the field of historical research, how to understand archives in an information society, and the value of paper media as archives. The page that connects these contents also includes cover designs from the first issue of the magazine to issue 399. While this is a project to consider archives, we hope you will also enjoy it as a special feature on archiving Idea itself.

Editing: Idea Editorial Department
List price (tax included): 4,070 yen
Release date: December 9, 2022

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