Kit of Parts – 10 Years of Graphic Design

Ian Lynam

  • Fri, Jul 10 - Mon, Aug 03 2015
    Closed on weekends
  • 10:00 – 19:00
  • Free entrance

Kit of Parts is an exhibition of work from the past decade by Tokyo graphic designer, educator and critic Ian Lynam in accompaniment to the launch of his new book, Parting It Out. The name of both the exhibition and the book reflects Lynam’s interest in the disassembly and reassembly of culture.

Kit of Parts is a curated overview of work from the past decade designing in Tokyo—posters, type design, skateboard graphics and assorted graphic design-related editorial work that highlight Lynam’s multiple modes of practice.

Parting It Out is a collection of essays spanning much of graphic design as it applies to aspects of contemporary culture – from the Olympics to typography to R. Kelly to Cuba to sign painting. The book is equal parts personal narrative, design criticism, design history and cultural study.

Artist Profile

Ian Lynam runs a multidisciplinary Tokyo design studio that focuses on identity design, UI/UX, type design, interior design and editorial design. He is a graduate of Portland State University (B.S. Graphic Design) and California Institute of the Arts (M.F.A. Graphic Design). He is Chair of the MFA Graphic Design program at Vermont College of Fine Arts, faculty at Temple University Japan, and Meme Design School. He is the co-founder of Néojaponisme, is a regular contributor to the magazines IDEA and Slanted. His design studios client roster includes Google, Adobe, YouTube, Mozilla, and NASA.