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The Tokyo Olympics’ Visual Identity & Japanese Graphic Design

Wednesday, March 23, 2016   19:30 - 21:00

Speaker:
  • Ian Lynam (Chair and faculty at Vermont College of Fine Arts in the MFA Graphic Design program and adjunct faculty at Temple University Japan Campus)

There has been an international uproar over the public Tokyo Olympic logo competition. Many professional designers hate it because it devalues their labor. The public loves it because it democratizes design. Expanding on his visual essay “Why We Should Really Be Concerned About the Visual Identity for the Tokyo Olympics”, (https://medium.com/@ianlynam/why-we-should-really-be-concerned-about-the-visual-identity-for-the-tokyo-olympics-969830d0e819#.h3ojbgtfo) Ian Lynam looks to design history and cultural narrative to help explain a history of design and the Olympics in Japan.

Date & Time:
Wednesday, March 23, 2016   19:30 - 21:00 (Doors open at 19:00)
Venue:
5F, Mita Hall
Temple University, Japan Campus
4-1-27 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Moderator:
Robert Dujarric (ICAS Director)
Registration:
If possible, we ask you to register by E-mail (icas@tuj.temple.edu) , but we always welcome participants even you do not register. / 参加登録はなしでも参加できますので、直接会場へお越しください。

Speaker:

Ian Lynam

Chair and faculty at Vermont College of Fine Arts in the MFA Graphic Design program and adjunct faculty at Temple University Japan Campus

Ian Lynam is Chair and faculty at Vermont College of Fine Arts in the MFA Graphic Design program. He is faculty in Tokyo at Meme Design School. Ian is also adjunct faculty at Temple University Japan. His most recent book is Parting It Out: Essays on Graphic Design. More: ianlynam.com