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Parting It Out
Collection of Essays on Graphic Design

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 Japan to typography to R. Kelly to Cuba to sign painting.

A practicing graphic designer, design teacher and design critic based in Tokyo, Ian Lynam has crafted an assembly of writing that is equal parts personal narrative, design criticism, design history and cultural study.

Softcover lovingly printed in eight spot-colors and two split fountain ink combinations in Japan on fine acid-free paper. 

Die-cut wraparound cardstock dust jacket. Foil-stamped fabric jacket.

Pages: 256

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About Ian Lynam

After cutting his teeth writing music reviews for weeklies in New York and a decade-plus span editing and self-publishing zines in California and Oregon, Ian Lynam jumped ship and opened a multi-disciplinary design studio in Tokyo, Japan. Previously, he had spent years working in print shops learning the intricacies of presswork and logged time as a designer and art director for some of the top design firms and advertising agencies in the U.S.

His writing has been published in Font Magazine, Art in America, PingMag, and Plazm. Lynam’s work has been featured in numerous graphic design books and magazines including Territory, Grafik, One Hundred at 360, and Ten Essential Typefaces for a Lifetime. He is the design editor and art director of the Japan-focused cultural journal Néojaponisme.

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