A New Publication on Master Typographer Takenobu Igarashi

24.12.2018

©A to Z: Volume & Takenobu Igarashi

Seventy-four-year-old Takenobu Igarashi’s graphic designs are recognisable from a mile off. However it has taken almost 30 years for a publication to focus on his world-famous 3D typographic works to emerge. The art book, entitled Takenobu Igarashi: A to Z, is an initiative put forward by the publishers-cum-crowdfunding platform Volume. The platform functions via a system of pre-purchase, so for the work to be published in 2019, Volume must raise around £250,000 before the end of November in order to print a few hundred editions of the book, a number of which will be signed by the artist.

A preview of certain pages from the monograph are available on Volume, revealing a work with a thematic approach and the foregrounding of a number of emblematic works. The book also explores Igarashi’s international success, notably in the US; around a dozen of his works belong to the MoMA permanent collection in New York. It highlights the originality and dexterity of his technique which continues to inspire graphic designers today and will also include a few never-seen-before work. Igarashi has spent the last twenty years working on sculpture and is now opening his archives to Volume for the first time.

©A to Z: Volume & Takenobu Igarashi

©A to Z: Volume & Takenobu Igarashi

©A to Z: Volume & Takenobu Igarashi

©A to Z: Volume & Takenobu Igarashi

©A to Z: Volume & Takenobu Igarashi

©A to Z: Volume & Takenobu Igarashi