Slanted in Tokyo


A year ago, the Slanted team dove into Tokyo—with their friends Renna Okubo and Ian Lynam preventing them from drowning—to take an intense look at the contrasting design scene. The Japanese capital is a unique place. With its clean streets, punctual transportation and polite service at every turn, Tokyo is more than just a well-run city. It unites cultural extremes: it is a city where the futuristic meets the traditional and tranquility meets speed. In the Slanted Magazine #31—Tokyo you can get a visual impression of the studios we visited during our journey.

Ian Lynam works at the intersection of graphic design, design education and design research in Tokyo. He is teaching at the faculty at Temple University Japan, Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Graphic Design Program, and at Meme Design School in Tokyo. He operates the design studio Ian Lynam Design, working across identity, typography, type design, and interior graphics. He is a cat person.

Take a look at the Slanted Magazine #31—Tokyo to get an idea of Tokyo’s creative environment. Additionally you can find several video interviews on our video platform to get a deeper insight in the designer’s thoughts.