The Thing!

17 March 2019 ● 1 min read ● 7 images

The Thing is about the problematics of design, designers, and design history. It is an 88-page zine that examines thorny aspects of design, designers, and design history.

(Also, The Thing glows in the dark.)

Topics within:

– Vikings

– Netflix binge-watching as a metaphor for lived experience

– Problematic relationships with objects

– Earthquakes which turned into literal firestorms which claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people

– Japanese graphic design history

– Picking locks

– Secrets behind how to edit

– Nostalgia

– Guilt and Shame

You can see a microsite that I designed for The Thing here:

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Ian Lynam

I'm a creative director in Tokyo, Japan

I'm a graphic designer, design educator, design critic and design writer who has been based in Tokyo for 19 years.

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